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Old 06-04-2012, 03:04 AM   #16
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all i know is the old box i have with a nvidia gforce2 mx 400 will NOT run using the 96.run on cent/Scientific linux 6
xorg on it is TO NEW
the nouveau is the ONLY one that works

now on CentOS 5.6 (and 5.8 should also work)the 96.run worked fine
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.20-pkg1.run
the last one and it is dated "07/20/2011"
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/96.43.20/
6.2 wont work (AFAIK, there might be a workaround) with the current 96.XX drivers. 6.0 might, I havent checked the xorg version.

Its quite possible that neither the 173.XX or 96.X drivers will be updated to work with xorg 1.10+. Even if they are updated, it could take a while yet.

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Actually you did . You said in one of the previous post that they "eat some memory".
'Eat some memory' doesnt mean 'memory problems'.

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The second reason I think so is because a NVidia in my computer at the work. When the composition by "Open GL" are switched on (no "XRenderer" composition) and I use desktop for a long time without logout and login again, once for some time the inner part of the big windows tends to be black (without any contents). The contents of small windows are all right. To fix the problem I need to switch off the composition in KDE and switch on again (or relogin).

I think it is something related with graphics memory fragmentation or something like that. It happens on my workstation computer with a NVidia card
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nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
. It happens on other computers in my job with such cards.

The openGL on this card works again after some recent OpenSuSE updates.
6150s (and 7025/7050/7100/7150s) are the worst 'GPUs' nVidia has ever realsed IMO. Tons of windows users have had similar problems. Which is why I suggest avoiding them if at all possible.

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Yeah I know that if I stick with some kernel/Xorg combination that works, it could work quite long. Although I am a little a security chaser, so I update/upgrade if there is any security consideration. Maybe it is too strong strategy for my home desktop computer, but I have a Unix server administrator manners .
You dont have to upgrade to avoid security problems, as long as the distro you are using is currently supported and has security updates (and giving, say, xorg a security update shouldnt break functionality).

Look at distros like RHEL, CentOS, Scientific, even Debian stable. Older packages, security problems dealt with.
 
Old 06-04-2012, 04:27 AM   #17
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'Eat some memory' doesnt mean 'memory problems'.
Ok, Maybe I did not read You correctly. I've read this as "eat too much memory" or "memory leaks" because every program eats some memory . Although my own experiences with maybe not the best NVidia card make me think so.

It is hard to establish a reputation about graphics cards because there are so many different models... Because of that I very appreciate Your opinion.


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6150s (and 7025/7050/7100/7150s) are the worst 'GPUs' nVidia (...) Which is why I suggest avoiding them if at all possible.
Thanks. I will avoid them in the future.


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You dont have to upgrade to avoid security problems, as long as the distro you are using is currently supported and has security updates (and giving, say, xorg a security update shouldnt break functionality).
Yes, I think I treat my desktop computer too much as server computer with open source system. That is I try to run the newest stable secure distro (the same everywhere). If something does not work it should be replaced or needs programming changes to work correctly.

The problem is that in home I don't have too much spare time to do the programming changes .

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:40 AM   #18
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Ok, Maybe I did not read You correctly. I've read this as "eat too much memory" or "memory leaks" because every program eats some memory .
My fault,I should try to be more clear with non-english native speakers. By 'eats some memory' I meant 'will use some of your main system memory as video memory'.

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It is hard to establish a reputation about graphics cards because there are so many different models... Because of that I very appreciate Your opinion.
Thanks, and no problem.
 
  


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