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Old 11-16-2003, 05:52 PM   #1
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Talking Linux FX 5700 Ultra drivers?

I have been trying to get the new NVIDIA Fx 5700 Ultra to work under several different distros with no luck. Has anyone else tried this card? If so what distro and where did you get the driver? I have emailed nvidia with no response to wether or not the 4496 supports this card or not. It supposedly is based on the 5950 engine but it isn't in their readme and it sure doesn't work. Just wanted to know wether it is possible to even keep messing with.
Old 11-16-2003, 06:16 PM   #2
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You might want to check the HCL. I have a FX 5200 and have had no problems. Are you sure you are installing the drivers right? Although I'm assuming nVidia provides them.
Old 11-16-2003, 06:32 PM   #3
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It looks like nvidia's latest driver supports the 5200, 5600, 5800, and 5900, so it would be weird for it not to support the 5700. What happens when you try to install the driver? Does it give you any warnings or errors? Also, check the output of /var/log/XFree86.0.log to see if there are any errors in there related to it. No Nvidia splash screen on starting XFree86, I'm assuming? Usually that's a good indicator that it's working.
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the geforce fx 5700 is brand new (based on nv37 architecture i think) and i believe it requires a 50.xx series driver. so you're going to have to wait until nvidia pushes out a new linux release. until then, your best bet is to use the standard "vesa" as the driver in XF86Config. good luck.

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Old 11-16-2003, 09:28 PM   #5
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5700 drivers

yep, i had a 5200 ultra in it before and it kicked ass, but i was hoping the 5700 would do even better. from what i can tell nvidia is just gonna have to get on the ball.... in the mean time i said screw it and bought a fx5900 today and it absolutely kicks with a glxgears bench of 11,700fps my 5200 would get 5500fps so i'm happy......thx all


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