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Old 09-06-2004, 07:11 PM   #1
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How good is Slack 10's Nvidia support?

Does it have drivers for a GeForce FX 5200? And my Dell P793 monitor?

See, on distros without proper support (Debian, for example) the refresh rate and resolution become terrible, not unlike a flickering light bulb.
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i've used nVidia 5200 FX on Dell P991 and it was perfect quality, you just might have to modify xorg.conf a little.
Old 09-06-2004, 07:40 PM   #3
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So that would mean yes, it does have drivers?
Old 09-06-2004, 07:49 PM   #4
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i'm actually not sure. i think it has a generic nvidia driver, or even a more specific nvidia fx driver. i didn't encounter any weird display problems though, and complex screensavers worked well.
Old 09-06-2004, 07:50 PM   #5
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Nvidia has a closed source driver that you download from their site and install. Most people have not problem installing it, if they follow the directions that nvidia gives. X does have a driver built in called nv. It seems to be okay for 2D but you will need the nvidia driver for 3D.
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ringwraith is right. the nv and vesa drivers will work ok for basic stuff, but for anything 3d you need to install nVidia's. you can watch the drama unfold here:


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