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the Geforce-6150SE adapter seem to give me nothing but grief.
'nouveau' (which normally is extremely stable, which why I never had to use the proprietary driver before - no gaming!) will freeze up tighter than a nun's posterior - leaving me only with the BRS (Big Red Switch) - also corrupting the screen.
the nvidia driver (304.60, 304.64) refuses to compile because it cannot find 'version.h' in the kernel source
FYI - using slackware-14.0 with kernel=3.2.29 - the nouveau driver has no problems whatsoever.
not really - my best place for replies is usually here - there must be _someone_ who has come across this problem before ...
I presume though, that later nouveau-drivers are primarily for the more recent nvidia adapters and they may have lost something at some stage ...
Indeed it was - but also chrome caused the same freeze. After trying some more times - firefox was the worst of the culprits. I also tried chrome (which crashed it all) when firefox was running ok ... so it might still have been firefox - never tried chrome on its own.
However, be that as it may - the nvidia-304.108 driver is working fine.
How much RAM do you have? Are you running 32-bit? I have found that the 32-bit version of nouveau has issue if I have more than 2GB of RAM. The 64-bit version is stable. This is on a GTX-560. I have a machine with a 6150SE that works with nouveau, but it's a version of Slackware-current more than a month back. I could upgrade that box this weekend and see if I have the same issue.
I'm new to Linux and Slackware and noticed that kde was sluggish, that means driver issue, i have a 6150se on a Compaq x86_64
and i have to say it was quite the ordeal to update the driver!! but it is done and kde works great, haven't tried any shooters but
menus snap open like they should, also a nvidia app is in the menu.
the problem now is the command line stays at 320 instead of switching to 800 or 1024 (dont know which) kind of annoying cause i do
most of my work on command line. i figure an init script got clobbered but don't know which one. I'd be greatfull for any help!
Nothing to do with init scripts. That behavior is caused by the fact that the Nvidia driver does not support kernel mode setting (KMS), but the nouveau driver does. So you can either use the framebuffer console with boot options like vga=791 (1024x768) or go back to the nouveau drivers if you want higher resolutions on the console.