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I will try the latest version when I next have a chance.
As an additional note, my xorg.cong works fine with the vesa driver, so
the rest of the setup is fine.
B Vance wrote:
>With Nvidia-drivers, the unstable are the best ones to use. I'd try
>using the most recent release (1.0.8178-r3) and the same for
>Just as a note.. Make sure that you haven't accidentally put your
>monitor resolution too high for it to show or at an incorrect Hz range.
>On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 10:18 -0500, Spencer Ogden wrote:
>>Apologies if this has been discussed before, but I wasn't able to find
>>any resent postings about similar problems.
>>I have a fresh install of 2006.0 amd64 on a Gigabyte , which includes
>>onboard Nvidia video, calling itself a GeForce 6150. I am running
>>stable, with the 2.6.15-gentoo-r5 kernel. The nvidia-kernel driver
>>compiles and loads fine, version 1.0.6629-r5.
>>This first problem was that loading the module does not create the
>>/dev/nvidia* nodes. Running /sbin/NVmakedevices.sh fixed this. Are there
>>missing udev rules? The load event shows up in udevmonitor.
>>That at least allowed X to try and load. Only now I get a blank screen,
>>which is totally unresponsive, even to Cntl-Alt-BS. Only a reset gets me
>>out of it (Can't kill X remotely). There are no mentions of problems in
>>I have tried some of the random fixes mentioned on line including:
>>Option "NvAGP" "1" or "0"
>>But haven't made any progress. There have been many postings over the
>>years about blank screen on amd64 platforms, but none with recent
>>kernels and Nvidia driver versions.
>>Are these known problems? Should I try the unstable versions?
>>Thanks in advance,
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