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Old 01-16-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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Nvidia-settings errors


well I am trying to Configure TV out for my ubuntu 7.1 desktop with an AGP nvidia Gefore440MX how ever receive this error whenever i try to run nvidia settings:
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ERROR: NV-CONTROL extension not found on this Display.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA GPUs on ':2.0'.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA Frame Lock Devices on ':2.0'.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA VCSCs on ':2.0'.
Any help on this?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:03 AM   #2
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Redirect to nVidia forum

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Originally Posted by tombomb300 View Post
well I am trying to Configure TV out for my ubuntu 7.1 desktop with an AGP nvidia Gefore440MX how ever receive this error whenever i try to run nvidia settings:
Code:
ERROR: NV-CONTROL extension not found on this Display.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA GPUs on ':2.0'.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA Frame Lock Devices on ':2.0'.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA VCSCs on ':2.0'.
Any help on this?
nVidia has its own forums which are invaluable for these types of issues: Instructions for posting problems onto the nVidia forum

Please follow those instructions as best you can, you will get better luck that way.

I did notice that the second error refers to display ":2.0" which makes me think that is not the main display. Provide the nVidia forum information on the display by running
Code:
xdpyinfo -display :2.0
and posting the output to that forum.

Good Luck with that other forum!
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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thanks for advice! I figured the 2.0 had something to do with, i am still a n00b so i can only guess problems and not fix them. I suspect it has something to with the my card agp? not pci, or even pci-ex? any guesses?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 10:42 PM   #4
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thanks for advice! I figured the 2.0 had something to do with, i am still a n00b so i can only guess problems and not fix them. I suspect it has something to with the my card agp? not pci, or even pci-ex? any guesses?
I had thought about the fact that it is an AGP card, which is an old technology IIRC, and that perhaps the support in the nVidia drivers have deprecated functionality (but I don't know for sure).

I really, REALLY hate to suggest this, but perhaps you would consider getting an upgrade to a newer card? I'm very happy with my somewhat newer video card (GeForce 7950 GT), which is also an nVidia card, and I keep the driver up to date too.

But, if you want to pursue it further, the nVidia forum I pointed you to will provide you with much better advice than I can give.

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What version drivers are you using ? Check the README on whatever one you're using to make sure your card is supported. According to nvidia:

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The 96.43.xx driver supports the following set of GPUs:
NVIDIA GPU product Device PCI ID
GeForce2 MX/MX 400 0x0110
GeForce2 MX 100/200 0x0111
GeForce2 Go 0x0112
Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go 0x0113
GeForce4 MX 460 0x0170
GeForce4 MX 440 0x0171
source:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-a.html

You should be using the 96.43.xx driver.
 
  


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