[Mageia-discuss] Please help testing nvidia on Mageia 2 with older cards
yves.brungard_mageia at gadz.org
Tue Mar 12 22:48:17 CET 2013
Le 11/03/2013 10:13, Claire Robinson a écrit :
> On 10/03/13 20:17, Papoteur wrote:
>> Le 08/03/2013 17:57, Claire Robinson a écrit :
>>> If you have any of the older nvidia cards listed here:
>>> Could you please help by testing an update candidate for ldetect-lst and
>>> the two older drivers. Update ldetect-lst can be found in Core Updates
>>> Testing and the nvidia drivers are both in Nonfree Updates Testing.
>>> You will need to be able to update from the testing medias
>>> and then enable them only to update the packages listed on the bug
>>> report, it will probably ask you to update rpmdrake first which is safe
>>> to do (we've been using it in QA for a few months). When you've updated
>>> only the packages listed on the bug please disable the two Testing
>>> medias again.
>>> Please leave any comments on the bug report, include information on the
>>> graphics card installed and whether you tested with an x86_64 or i586
>>> Many thanks
>>> Claire (MrsB)
>> Hi Claire,
>> Is it something new since what I tested ?
>> papoteur<mailto:yves.brungard_mageia at gadz.org> 2012-11-17 13:50:01 CET
>> Ok, I just tested the driver packaged in Mageia 2 testing.
>> The test is not positive.
>> - the resolution is not the optimal resolution, 1024 large instead of 1440.
>> - some zones in the screen are mixed. I join a screenshot.
>> The problem seems to be nvidia stuff related, because I had tested from
>> the source and had the same problem.
>> Geforce 4 Ti 4200
> Hi Papoteur
> Did you also update ldetect-lst?
> Testing procedure :
> 1. install ldetect-lst from core/updates_testing
> 2. go to mcc -> hardware -> configure the graphical server
> 3. it should now notify that there is a commercial/proprietary
> driver available, answer yes to "do you want to use it"
> 4. after it's installed, reboot and check that the new
> driver is in use and working...
> This needs the medias configured to be able to update from Testing
> medias and then Core Updates Testing and Nonfree Updates Testing enabled.
> The update enables nvidia173 and nvidia96xx nonfree drivers as
> they now support the x11-server used in mga2. The card list has been
> updated so cards should use the correct driver.
I followed your indications as above.
I get the nvidia driver working. :) (checked with lsmod)
I had a probem with the resolution, but this is perhaps related to the
monitor. I had to specify the resolution manually.
I did not see the problems that I had at my previous test.
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