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    Re: Take the plunge, the water is nice and warm (upgrading t (Score: 1)
    by docelic on Sunday, March 31 @ 17:33:58 BST
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    I’ve set up tens of machines and they all worked well (no nvidia cards).

    I now took 4 machines, all with nvidia geforce2, and all have problems (x shuts down or just completely freezes, or doesn’t show the right screen when I want to switch to the virtual console).

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    Re: Take the plunge, the water is nice and warm (upgrading t (Score: 1)
    by thawes (thawesATalthusiusDOTnet) on Monday, April 01 @ 16:06:00 BST
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    As someone had stated earlier, X crashes with any prolonged activity w/ glx drivers. This is probably especially true with some framebuffer drivers. Linux for me has never been the same since atempting to mess with framebuffer drivers and OpenGL. Nvidia was the worse for me, but then the problem may have been using an older CPU, and Mandrake’s distro.

    But now this same system crashes with the old card (3dLabs Permidia II, no 3d accelleration support for X) and Debian Woody. At least it does fine if I log out and leave it at the gdm login screen, but if I just walk away while logged in with X, it will crash before sundown.

    I did not have these problems with XFree86 3.3.6, and are less frequent with 4.0.1 than with 4.0.0.

    Hey, were getting there, aren’t we?

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    Re: OT: NVIDIA woes (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, April 21 @ 13:12:57 BST

    People also seem to like the idea that all these issues are somehow software related.

    My Creative Gameblaster Geforce 2 Mx came without any cooling and crashed every 5-7 minutes when 3D acceleration was used. That time could be increased to about 10-12 minutes with passive cooling, and to about 3/4 hours with a cooling fan attached to the Nvidia Chip.

    just my 0.02 Euro about “the real root of the problem”

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