PCLOS, Can I use the nvidia_71xx package?

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  1. zapjb

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    I have an ASUS A7N8X-VM/400-UAY mobo, Athlon 2500 Barton, 2x512MB 2700DDR.

    My concerns are related to my posting here.

    http://www.pclinuxos.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=26&topic=31148.0

    I'm currently using the nvidia_96xx package. And enable 3D effects doesn't work for my mobo. But I do have LIMITED beryl effects.

    Would changing to the nvidia_71xx package help?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    What do you mean 3D effects do not work - but Beryl works partially?

    Please try the following.

    1. Open terminal.
    2. Type glxgears, enter.

    What do you see?

    If everything works, you should be seeing cogwheels spinning. This means your card is properly installed and configured.

    Now, regarding the drivers.

    I had a problem with 96xx drivers on one of my pcs, with nvidia 7600GT card. I couldn't get it work properly. But after installing 87xx drivers, everything worked fine.

    Try ... see what happens. In worst case, you'll have to reconfigure the xorg.

    Mrk
     
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    I get the cube. But it's only 4 sided not 6 sided. And OpenGL screensavers don't work. Just black screen when previewed.

    Also in PCLOS Control Center http://img120.imageshack.us/my.php?image=beryl3ez2.jpg when I select Full 3D effects (OpenGL composting) & Use Xgl under 3D Desktop Effects vs. No 3D Effects Desktop. I've always get a black login screen. That can't be logged in. So I burned my latest remasterme & reinstalled. Up & able back to 2 days ago in 30 mins.

    I get a little box with3 spinning gears.

    I don't see the 87xx drivers anywhere in Synaptic after searching for nvidia. But the 71xx drivers are there.

    I know how how reinstall using my remasterme .iso. But how do I reconfigure the xorg?
     
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    Hello,

    Backup xorg: su cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup

    1. Download the drives manually from nvidia site.
    2. Got to runlevel 3 (no X Windows).
    3. Install the drivers.
    4. Restart the X Windows.

    If things don't work, restore the xorg file from above (copy xorg.conf_backup to xorg.conf).

    Mrk
     
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    Well with the 71xx package I had no Beryl effects.

    Went back to 96xx no sweat.

    Thanks Mrkvonic.
     
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    Hello,
    Download the 87xx manually and try.
    It's a positive learning experience, you should go for it.
    Mrk
     
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    Couldn't find the 87xx, even on Nvidia's site. Found others.

    Wish there was a site that definitely told me exactly which drivers. And an rpm dl link.
     
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    Was there before.

    Still don't know which .rpm(s) for a ASUS A7N8X-VM/400-UAY mobo.

    No vid card using the onboard.


    Edit:Dl'ng the Version: 100.14.11 now
     
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