Re: nvidia driver problem
- From: Joe Hart <j.hart@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:30:19 +0100
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Joe Hart wrote:
i did that <dpkg-reconf etc. etc. > several times. when i still had the
alien driver 'formally' *installed* in the kernel. i too replaced in
that configuration manually the native nv-driver "nv" with "nvidia"
after having *uninstalled* the alien driver as root: < nvidia-installer
--uninstall> i do not get the driver installed again.
should i remove the 'new' xorg-files in xorg.conf (in X11) or what to
get the d.... thing installed again???
or, perhaps, i should remove the glx driver (like in earlier times) to
get the alien driver installed again and get it permanently going by not
letting nvidia adapt X11/xorg.conf automatically but do it manually??
The nvidia-glx driver (from non-free) conflicts with the one from
nvidia. The installer for the nvidia one should warn you about that, so
yes, in order to use the alien driver (as you put it) you need to
remove the open source one.
With this computer I need the "nvidia" driver, but others work fine with
the open source "nv" driver. For some reason the "nv" driver takes 40%
of the cpu and leaves my system at a crawl. It depends on the computer
because I've installed the "nv" driver on other computers and had no
problems at all. For normal day-to-day things, I'd say use the "nv"
driver if it works on your computer because at least it is supported.
However, if you want to use Beryl, or play cutting edge 3d games, then
yes, you need the "nvidia" drivers.
thanks joe. keep using nv. (installed a new 2.6.18 kernel with nvidiafb:
seems all the 2.6.18 kernels have that trait)
LAST QUESTION: what package do i need to measure cpu-usage? (valgrind
I actually use GlassMonitor which is a theme for superkarmba. I'm all
KDE here. You can also see the cpu usage with ksysguard, but again,
it's a kde app.
a quick check:
joe@MyBox:~$ apt-cache search monitor | grep cpu
ascpu - AfterStep look & feel CPU statistics monitor tool
cpufreqd - fully configurable daemon for dynamic frequency and voltage
glcpu - 3D-plotter for system activity
statd - data collection daemon for GLcpu
Take your pick, I've never seen any of them.
Isn't Debian neat?
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