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Old 12-28-2013, 02:32 PM   #16
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Fixing it would be logical for the short-term, but it needs sustainable maintenance in the long-term.

Nouveau does have in fact limited support for older Nvidia hardware down to, possibly, the TNT (NV04), though nouveau_vidux but yes, it's support is VERY limited and fan control issues are a problem that are being worked on.

As stated above if you have issues, you should contact the nouveau driver team for a fix so it can be submitted to the Linux kernel and mesa3d projects equally.
 
Old 12-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #17
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back to this from the OP
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As suggested, I upgraded to xorg-server-1.14.5
the 96 driver will NOT work on xorg greater than 1.12

to use the "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.23-pkg1.run" driver
you have to DOWNGRADE xorg to 1.12 or 1.11
 
Old 12-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #18
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back to this from the OP

the 96 driver will NOT work on xorg greater than 1.12

to use the "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.23-pkg1.run" driver
you have to DOWNGRADE xorg to 1.12 or 1.11
Or just report the bug (or see if it probably is already fixed in 1.15) and use nouveau.
 
Old 12-28-2013, 08:52 PM   #19
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because it is NOT A BUG !!!!
nvidia will NOT SUPPORT the 96 driver for new versions of xorg
see the nvidia "96.43.23" driver page
http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...px/48996/en-us

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Added support for X.Org xserver versions 1.11 and 1.12.
Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
the 96 driver IS UNSUPPORTED !!!!!!!!!
it was last updated on "2012.9.14 "

nvidia will NOT support a driver for 13 year old cards

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Old 12-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #20
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because it is NOT A BUG !!!!
nvidia will NOT SUPPORT the 96 driver for new versions of xorg
see the nvidia "96.43.23" driver page
http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...px/48996/en-us



the 96 driver IS UNSUPPORTED !!!!!!!!!
it was last updated on "2012.9.14 "

nvidia will NOT support a driver for 13 year old cards
And that is a reason not to report a bug in nouveau? I don't think so.
 
Old 12-29-2013, 01:27 AM   #21
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Fixing it would be logical for the short-term, but it needs sustainable maintenance in the long-term.
Driver code for old hardware needs a complete freeze, so developing and maintaining the code for the newer chipsets doesn't break the old stuff by accident (which is exactly what happened).

So now would be a good time to branch off the last known good code as "nouveau_legacy" driver and remove the PCI-IDs from the current one, so it doesn't get selected anymore.

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Nouveau does have in fact limited support for older Nvidia hardware down to, possibly, the TNT (NV04)
This hardware is still supported by nv(4) (mainly frozen). nouveau(4) was meant as a nv(4) replacement for hardware, which doesn't work with nv(4).
 
Old 12-29-2013, 11:28 AM   #22
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You could try the old 'nv' driver, maybe it will work.
 
  


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