|Summary:||GeForce3 Ti 500 with DVI needs <=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-1.0.8178*|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||Trent Apted <tapted>|
|Component:||New packages||Assignee:||Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Trent Apted 2006-09-19 02:55:14 UTC
Very obscure, I know, and unlikely to effect many people. But something you might want to be aware of. I am currently using media-video/nvidia-kernel-1.0.8178-r4 media-video/nvidia-glx-1.0.8178-r1 These work fine, but are scheduled for removal on the 29th of September, 2006. Switching to x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers is not an option, because of the problem described here: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69418 Which I stumbled upon last time I tried upgrading past 8178 and again when I just tried x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-1.0.8774 (I'll attach my xorg log). My feeling is that this is due to a bug introduced by nvidia, which they may decide to fix in a future release. x11-drivers/nvidia-legacy-drivers might be an option. However, these are a bit more dated; currently at 7184. Also the fix for the problem, when using latest nvidia-drivers is very obscure. Rather than getting a 'this video card is not supported' (prompting one to probably try legacy-drivers), you instead get something like (EE) NVIDIA(0): The requested configuration of display devices is not (EE) NVIDIA(0): supported in the hardware. which is very misleading.
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) 2006-09-19 02:58:05 UTC
That's what x11-drivers/nvidia-legacy-drivers is for.
Comment 2 Trent Apted 2006-09-19 03:09:19 UTC
Yes, obviously. The bug is that nvidia-drivers claims that it supports the card, when it clearly does not for versions greater than 8178.
Comment 3 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) 2006-09-19 08:58:45 UTC
Well, that would be an issue for NVIDIA to work out. We have no control over their binary drivers.