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  • Warning: Nvidia 8xxx series not ready for Linux

    Just thought I'd give people a heads on the latest Nvidia 8000 series cards. Many a problem with these cards and the new driver you need for them to operate.
    See: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93082

    So if your looking for a new card, stay away for now.

  • #2
    and here i was thinking that only ati users have bad luck with linux.

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    • #3
      Thanks! I was about to pull the trigger on a 8800GTS. Guess I'll wait to see when either company gets their act together.

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      • #4
        Thanks!

        Good lookin' out, bro. I've had it with ATI, so I was just shopping for an nvidia SLI setup; you've saved me quite a bit of grief, most likely.

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        • #5
          Simple Fix

          Hey all, I had problems when I first got this card. I couldn't switch from my desktop to console. So after 3 minutes on goggle I found a Fix. Booting Linux in VGA=Normal fixed everything for me. I don't get the fancy SuSe background in console or the boot splash anymore but I have not had a problem since. This also holds true for these cards in SLI mode also.

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          • #6
            ouch :/

            Hello everybody.

            Is all that means, that nobody can make an Geforce 8xxx run without trouble under linux ?!

            I expected to change my computer this summer, i go for a core2duo, bad news...they are buggy.... with an Geforce 8800 GTX...no luck, they are also buggy with troubles under linux....

            Any advice ? Getting a 7950 serie ?

            Best.

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            • #7
              Hello everybody.

              Is all that means, that nobody can make an Geforce 8xxx run without trouble under linux ?!
              Errr.... I've been running a 8800gtx in Linux (opensuse 10.2) for over 5 months and pair of em' in SLI for 2 months.

              For all the doubters....

              Single Card:

              http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w...nt=desktop.png

              SLI Mode:

              http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ent=cleft3.png

              http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w...rent=cleft.png

              http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w...urrent=pvp.jpg

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              • #8
                <blockquote>
                My Specs:
                Amd FX-60 Socket 939 Possessor
                4 Gigs of CORSAIR XMS DDR-400 Ram
                Twin eVGA 8800GTX 768mb Graphics Cards running SLI
                ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Motherboard
                Twin Western Digital Sata Raptors Hard Drives (in Raid 0)
                OpenSuse 10.2 x86_64 - Kernel 2.6.18.2-24
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                </blockquote>
                This is about the same setup I have, have you tried it under solaris? If the 8xxx work under solaris with that rig, I'm set!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Throwing Strikes View Post
                  Errr.... I've been running a 8800gtx in Linux (opensuse 10.2) for over 5 months and pair of em' in SLI for 2 months.

                  For all the doubters....
                  Hello all, Hello Throwing Strikes, thanks you for the pictures and for your comments.

                  i expect to buy one 8800gtx soon, i was in doubt. I think i gonna take my luck after all. The Nvidia drivers maybe need to be improved, they do it generally, so...

                  Anyway, thanks again for your comments.

                  Best.

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                  • #10
                    Hello Gazzonyx, I've never played with Solaris before. To get my 8800 working in Linux I had to change a boot setting (VGA=Normal) to get rid of the nasty bugs people are talking about with this card under Linux. So I'm not sure what you would have to change/do to get this card working if anything at all under Solaris.

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