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Old 12-06-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Anyone bought and ran one of these in their Linux box ?

I am considering it, as its a good card, considering price. But haven't seen much on it with regards to Linux.

Seems the new beta Nvidia drivers (169.04) offer early support for this card. Does that mean its not support with any previous driver ?
 
Old 12-07-2007, 02:44 PM   #2
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Anyone bought and ran one of these in their Linux box ?

I am considering it, as its a good card, considering price. But haven't seen much on it with regards to Linux.

Seems the new beta Nvidia drivers (169.04) offer early support for this card. Does that mean its not support with any previous driver ?
Yes that is what it means no support before and from the looks of the kernels you have installed in the machines in your sig there is a good chance you will most likely have to update your kernel as well for the module to build.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 03:46 PM   #3
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I have a GeForce 8800 GTS, and it works great. I guess it's not the same card, but I'm sure yours will work just fine, it is supported by stable drivers as well:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-a.html
 
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Yes that is what it means no support before and from the looks of the kernels you have installed in the machines in your sig there is a good chance you will most likely have to update your kernel as well for the module to build.
I'll update my sig.

Thanks
 
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I have a GeForce 8800 GTS, and it works great. I guess it's not the same card, but I'm sure yours will work just fine, it is supported by stable drivers as well:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-a.html

Nice find!

For people not hitting the link, it has a line:

GeForce 8600 GT 0x0402


Hmmmmmm more thinking needed.
 
  


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