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Getting better Nvidia and other card support
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2007, 04:00    Post subject:  Getting better Nvidia and other card support  

Came across this on Distrowatch from Barry

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I'm one of the lead developers of Puppy. Testing of Xvesa is neglected these days, as Xorg works on all my hardware. So when a new version of Puppy is developed, I don't bother with testing Xvesa. The problem with Nvidia video chips has come up many times on the Puppy forum, so I'll look into putting some support built-in. ....someone will have to give me a Nvidia card for testing Wink


So if you have or buy two cards Smile

Barrys address on this page
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/HardwareTesting

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cb88


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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2007, 09:34    Post subject:  

I am pretty sure barry will need two kinds of Nvidia cards to test AGP 1-8x and PCI-express 1-16x as I they might be a little different as far as what modules are loaded both kinds can be had cheaply.
for example:
AGP>>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121542
and PCI express>>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130089

Barry must be hankerin' to try out beryl on a 8xxx series Nvidia card LOL. you can get cards for less but I would be better value to get one from the latest series and pay only a little more cash(25$ more) than for an older model.

@ Barry If you get a card make sure you get one with a decent memory bandwidth atleast 128 bit also the PCI-E card I listed is SLI capable so buy 2 and try it out (just an idea). could you make an alpha or beta release with compiz fusion just to test out the drivers Smile ?.

hope that is heplful sorry I can't buy you a card to test myself

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2007, 14:16    Post subject:  

There's no need for Barry to even have nVidia cards to fix that.

If a few nVidia owners would take five minutes to get me some info I could fix the xorgwizard to work with them -- the problem is that no-one bothers (I even posted a modified xorgwizard in the 2.17-beta thread, which was obviously ignored).

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2007, 17:27    Post subject:  

Dougal PMed you your xorgwizard works Nvidia 6200 256mb.

now the issue is to get 3d drivers working and fix this cursor problem I am having. it is really just an annoiance.

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Inuyasha


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jul 2007, 21:52    Post subject:  

cb88 wrote:
Dougal PMed you your xorgwizard works Nvidia 6200 256mb.

now the issue is to get 3d drivers working and fix this cursor problem I am having. it is really just an annoiance.

cb88


Does your cursor appear on startup but disappear after you logout, thus never showing again?

If it is something like that, try this:

go into xorg.conf
put this in the section labeled "Device"

Code:
Option "HWCursor" "off"


put it at the bottom of the list of that section.
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Aug 2007, 18:59    Post subject: GeForce 8600GTS  

GeForce XFX 8600 GTS Extreme 256MB 128-bit GDDR3
LCD is a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW
Running Puppy from a 2G USB Kingston ReadyBoost Flash Drive

The Video card is detected and I am using this system now to write this.

But, it won't run at native resolution 1600x1050
I believe it is running at 1280x1024

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Aug 2007, 20:33    Post subject:  

@Inuyasha

no not a pointer problem a cursor problem in seamonkey

I haven't had much chance to test it anymore i've been doing a differential equations take home test and have a calculus 2 final tomorrow.

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