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Old 01-17-2004, 11:08 AM   #1
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Exclamation Warning: KT400/AGP 3.0/2.4.20 kernel incompatability - please verify

Ok, after months of research and reading, I think I have an answer to my problem, but I need you gurus to verify it for me.

I could never get my nvidia driver working on my VIA KT400 chipset motherboard - always a blank screen when 'startx'. The nvidia README file, APPENDIX-F, does not list KT400 as a supported chipset by the nvidia AGP driver. It therefore says to use the kernel's AGP support (AGPGART) instead, HOWEVER, AGP 3.0 support is needed for my video card (lspci -v), and I read here that AGP 3.0 support is not supported by 2.4.20 kernel, but it is by 2.5 kernel. PLEASE verify if this is correct, and that with my current configuration, nvidia driver installation is impossible. Thank you GREATLY in advance!
Old 01-17-2004, 09:15 PM   #2
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I had the same problem.

Have a look at

There you'll find a solution to get x startet.

But in my case i have poor performance, only 75 fps with glxgears (
Old 01-17-2004, 09:41 PM   #3
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you know the 2.6 kernel is out, so you don't need to reference the 2.5 kernel anymore....

And if you use it I am betting you'll get the performance you want.....
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Draco77: Thanks, BUT, I have a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 card...NOT an ATI/Radeon/FireGL card.

jtshaw: So I take it you agreed with me.........?
Old 03-11-2004, 01:22 PM   #5
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I'm having the same problem but with a Soyo Dragon KT600 (which is detected - I don't know why - as a KT400) and a GeForce 2 MX 400 if someone has any idea let me know... I'll keep on searching


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