[mythtv-users] X won't start with Nvidia 8178 drivers
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 05:48:40 UTC 2006
On 2/15/06, Andrew Kuan <askuan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/14/06, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2/14/06, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com > wrote:
> > > Just did an "apt-get dist-upgrade" on my FC3 MythTV box. I have also
> > > run nvidia-graphics-switch 8178. The kernel that was there after the
> > > upgrade was 2.6.12-1.1381_FC3.
> > >
> > > When the machine boots up it gets to the point where the GDM screen
> > > would normally be displayed but then it just seems to halt and I get a
> > > blank screen with nothing further - no GDM logon screen or anything. I
> > > couldn't see anything obvious in Xord.0.log or messages. Does anyone
> > > know what may be wrong?
> > >
> > > In the meantime I've reverted to nvidia 7664 which seems to work just
> > > fine. Is it even worth trying to get 8178 working? I know others have
> > > had problems with it but they at least seem to get X up and running
> > > which is more than me! Is 8178 a dud version which I should just
> > > ignore?
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Phill
> > don't bother upgrading, if 7664 works, don't mess with it. Most people run
> Is there any particular reason why most people are running 7676? I'm running
> 6629 and have been holding off on upgrading since there seems to be some
> debate over which particular set of nvidia drivers work well. Does 7676
> perform noticeably better than 6629 or other earlier sets of drivers?
last version known to work with all the required options. If an older
version works for you don't bother upgrading, you won't get anything.
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