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Bug 148171 - GeForce3 Ti 500 with DVI needs <=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-1.0.8178*
Summary: GeForce3 Ti 500 with DVI needs <=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-1.0.8178*
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-09-19 02:55 UTC by Trent Apted
Modified: 2006-09-19 08:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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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


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:

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) gentoo-dev 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) gentoo-dev 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.