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Old 01-11-2005, 03:27 AM   #1
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amd64 and nvidia


Is there a way to install a linux (i'd prefer a debian if possible) on an amd64 arch and with the nvidia drivers ?

Even the standard "nv" drivers don't work... is it because my motherboard uses pci-express slots ? (I'm not sure, but i'm beginning to believe anything now...)

I already tried (on a debian-amd64), but the best i obtained is that the nvidia module isn't recognized at the X startup...

PS: I'm sure this thread will help some other people (regarding the poor documentation i've read about it), so if there is solution, i'll try to maintain it as much as i can.

Thanks,
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:29 AM   #2
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nv will not work for newwer nvidia cards, liek 6600 or 6800, as well 6600 is only supported by the most recent drivers, and barely at that. There is a bug in the newest nvidia drivers when you combine 6600 pci-x and 64-bit. This bug may be isolated to nforce4 chipsets though, nto sure. if you have this combo (like I do) then you are forced to disable the RenderAccelExtensions and use SWCursor (nvidia config in xorg.conf) there are several threads about this:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=42597

If this is not your situation then I am not sure what the problem is.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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There is a bug in the newest nvidia drivers when you combine 6600 pci-x and 64-bit. This bug may be isolated to nforce4 chipsets though, nto sure. if you have this combo (like I do) then you are forced to disable the RenderAccelExtensions and use SWCursor
I do have this combo...

Thanx for the link!!! i'll read it afap (as fast as possible)

Edit> haha, it's just exactly the same components...

Last edited by Creak; 01-11-2005 at 05:02 PM.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:03 AM   #4
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yeah, thi sis all over the gentoo, linuxquestions, and nvidia forums, there seem to be a lot of people who all got nforce4, amd64, and 6600pci-express all at once, like a flood of people discovering the same things over and over. help spread the word :-P


Just watch nvidia will claim it is an unresolvable bug and we will all be forced to upgrade. - Dsiclaimer, I love nvidia, used them alone for 6 years now.
 
  


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