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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
                Reply With Quote
                </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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                    • #11
                      Hello,

                      I just received an ASUS-EN8800 Ultra.
                      After several days of Quake 4/ Unreal 2004 / Blender / and some emulated games. I have no troubles.

                      Q4/UT2K4 works perfectly, with lots of high options on.
                      All i can say is : perfect ! Hope nvidia drivers will get better and better in soon future.

                      The card is BIG, you need a big case to insert it in. I had to move up some hards drives to let it fit in my case. 2 pcie (6 points) connectors for power it needed.

                      Motherboard : Asus P5N-E SLI.
                      Debian/Etch : Both 32bit version / AM64 bits version.
                      Kernel : Own build 2.6.22.1


                      here is some screenshots.










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                      • #12
                        Nice card you have

                        I am planning on upgrading my Athlon 64 Venice to a Phenom X4 at christmas and my X1900 XT 512 to a X3*** in 2008.

                        And you have one unread private message

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by d2kx View Post

                          And you have one unread private message
                          Oh yeah ! Ah Ah Ah... you right !

                          Thanks

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                          • #14
                            Update

                            Originally posted by Throwing Strikes View Post
                            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.
                            I ended up getting a GeForce 8500 GT; the driver update was flawless and it runs fine under Solaris Express Developer edition build 68 - it's probably better under build 69 now that it's out. Sorry it took me a month to get back to this thread, I'm still setting up NFS as I have cash and time.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Gazzonyx View Post
                              I ended up getting a GeForce 8500 GT; the driver update was flawless and it runs fine under Solaris Express Developer edition build 68 - it's probably better under build 69 now that it's out. Sorry it took me a month to get back to this thread, I'm still setting up NFS as I have cash and time.

                              Thats good to hear. I need to try Solaris sometime.

                              I also did some reading and some gut feeling tests. I found the Nv Driver 9755 to be faster on Linux than the 100 series drivers. Like people have been claiming on the NV forums. I don't know if this affects Solaris but I'm sure it would be worth your time to try out the 9755 driver if you haven't done so already or wait/hope that Nvidia will fix this performance regression in the next driver release.

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