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Old 12-03-2006, 01:16 AM   #1
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nvidia 1.0-9629 + kernel 2.6.19 (warning, sort-of)

(May help you decide if you wanna upgrade now)
Well i just compiled a new 2.6.19 kernel and upgraded to nvidia 1.0-9629 to get a few unexpected annoyances.
* Refresh rate seems fscked up in kde
KDE has a bug and shows the wrong refresh rate anyway:
* You can't go back to 1.0-8776 driver with this kernel
1.0-8776 is no longer supported and isn't expected to build against 2.6.19. Please use 1.0-9629.
I'm not this guy but i understand 100% how he must feel
this new driver has created a rediculous amount of problems. I feel like I am in windows: Everything is done automatically (calculate screen dpi, refreshrate, etc), and therefore, all my custom options from before are ignored.
From NvNewsForum
Doing fine now, but if given the chance i'd stay with 1.0-8776
Your call

Last edited by MannyNix; 12-03-2006 at 01:20 AM.
Old 12-03-2006, 02:18 AM   #2
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You can use the old drivers on 2.6.19, you just have to do a little work...
cd <kernel-build-dir>/include/linux
ln -s autoconf.h config.h
Now you can compile the nVidia module. I'm using 9626 here. I'm fairly sure it will work on 8776 as well; if anyone tries it report back.
Old 12-03-2006, 04:37 AM   #3
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When I built 2.6.19 yesterday, the 8776 Nvidia driver wouldn't install.

Downloaded 9629 after reading this thread. I installed it okay. One of
the issues was your refresh rate. I issued "nvidia-settings" and changed
mine there from 50 to 60. That changed it in your mentioned KDE menu from
50 to 55, and the same for xrandr.

My resolution is still 100x100 dots per inch.

I always run the latest stable kernel, and it seems that more often now,
that requires me to get a new Nvidia driver. I never play games, and don't
need 3D so my expectations for the driver is probably not too high anyway.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 12-03-2006 at 04:38 AM.


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