i have been unable to find any patches or help/info on the ALI Aladdin V agp problems (unstable), when using agp. the chipset is known to be horrible with dodgey agp. my motherboard is a Microstar MS-5169, with a k6-2 500
(ok so its not cutting edge techmology but it is good for action quake2
). i have a geforce2mx in it and with previous nvidia drivers the system would eventually hang when i enabled the nvidia driver, and with the latest 4363 (i think) drivers it quickly dumps me out of a GL game (doesnt hang like used to) to the desktop where it mucks up the desktop to the nuts 'desktop is bigger than screen' nuisance. ok, so the latest driver is maybe a step forward from the old, but my machine is still useless for games, which is the most important thing right. im now using mandrake 9.1 with kernel 2.4.21-0.13mdk, anyone know how to fix this, or if a newer kernel would sort out this problem? it's been stopping my use of linux for games for months now!!!
PLEASE somebody help, or let me know how or if this can be fixed, i'd really appreciate any correspondance from people with this porblem (same motherboard chipset+agp nvidia geforce). argh!
also quickie: ive gone from slackware8.1 to mandrake 9.1, why does mandrake not like the root have its own gui settings (i.e. do a runlevel 3 (i think) login as root, then boot up X, it gives a red backgroud as if its a warning, and it poped up with a message warning too). its just crazy, how'd i get rid of the red(its not wallpaper as that loads up llater)?