Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Penguin Man, Oct 12, 2003.
never heard of it
Guess I owe you guys an explanation now. Story:
So, I'm trying to get dual monitors running on this machine. My video card is a Geforce4 FX5200, and it's dual-headed. So, I plug in two monitors, and it boots up on both. But it won't load X on both. So, I try using TwinView and try setting it up as two separate devices, neither works. Read on the internet that older version of the drivers works, so I install that version. Then it won't start X at all.
So, long story short, installed nvidia's drivers, they fucked up X-Windows, had to reinstall X, never buying nVidia video card again, and I'm not using their drivers now either, using the open-source ones instead.
Don't leave us hanging, did using open-source drivers fix your problem or not?
I was using open-source drivers before I started the dual-monitor testing, they work great. Reinstalling X to get rid of all the garbage the nVidia drivers left behind fixed the hanging problem.
Not really - nVidia sucks. What distro did you say you were using now? How did compliling and installing the drivers go?
nVidia is a drive or something rite?
agreed, it does suck
I was in a dual monitor mood this weekend. Found the cheapest PCI video card I could find which was an nVidia card. Lucky for me the PC wouldn't even boot with it (even after all the other cards were removed). It was looking like that card was going to be a PITA so I returned it.
I'm on SuSE 8.2. First, I tried using the new drivers from YaST. That didn't work, and I read somewhere that the new ones have some bugs and to download version 4191. So, I did that. Compilation and installation went fine, but when I went to boot the computer, it would start X, then give me a blank screen and entirely hang the whole system (I even logged in remotely, killed X and switched to runlevel 3 and it didn't do a thing).
I've never had a problem with nVidia
I heart nforce2 mobos, otherwise i dont care for them
You've never tried to use Linux with nVidia stuff have you?
...no. They produce video card chips and motherboard chipsets.
Really? The NForce2 is what made me hate NVidia, I've gone through 3 boards and none of them worked quite right, one just died outright! Plus their has been f**k all driver support over the past few months and still no decent IDE driver
nVidia cards are quite possibly one of the worst.. especially with NIX systems.
Use Windows, or grab an ATI card.
I didn't have any problem with my nForce2 mobo, just had to load up the modules to run my onboard sound and LAN.
As for the video card, it works perfectly running one monitor, so I'll just stick with that for now, maybe try dual again at some point, and next time I build a computer (or buy a new video card), I'm going ATI.
smart move k:
ati rocks!!!! i was having problems with my 9700 pro so they sent me a brand new one! Now that's service!