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  • Mota_boy
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    I borrowed Ati card from my friend some time ago and didn't have problems with it. No matter - fglrx or open drivers it worked very well. My nvidia card is slow in KDE4 like a turtle, fonts are corrupted etc. etc....

    Hmm well i have use ati`s and nvidias card too, but i still like to thing in both cases why doesn`t something work, or works nto so good
    and not make it sweeping ( hope the word is rigth one, sorry bit lack english ) way , still happy to hear this progress from nvidia

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  • Redeeman
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    Originally posted by b15hop View Post
    I think the days of bad ATi drivers are over. I think my next machine I'll try another ATi card. Mainly because the tide is turning, with open source support now available for ATi cards.
    that is, available, for _SOME_ cards, not the newer.

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  • b15hop
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    I think the days of bad ATi drivers are over. I think my next machine I'll try another ATi card. Mainly because the tide is turning, with open source support now available for ATi cards.

    PS: I use Arch Linux. Seems to be a pretty good distro. Although the arch package nvidia driver doesn't always work so I just download the driver from the nvidia website. That's probably the only problem I've really ever had with nvidia at a driver level. Otherwise it would be nice if the card itself was a little quieter.

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  • Milyardo
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    Originally posted by Porter View Post
    I did that, it still threw a fit.
    run level 3 in ubuntu still runs GDM. The best way to stop X in ubuntu is to just stop GDM with its init script. First switch to any TTY then:

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    Then
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
    to start it again.

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  • Porter
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    All you had to do is boot to runlevel 3 or invoke it by typing init 3 into your console.
    I did that, it still threw a fit.

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  • gzahl
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    Oh yeah, don't buy ATI its a pain... I'm reading this thread, because i think of buying a nvidia card *g*, because after 2 or 3 years of ATI i'm done..

    If there would only be an PciE Intel Card...

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    @deanjo

    thats the SuSE way (and would also work on Kanotix), but the default Debian/Ubuntu runlevels are the same from 2 to 5.

    My script knows that and does not require to shutdown X, you should only to use a text console, like you get when you press CTRL+ALT+F1. It shuts down X using gdm/kdm/xdm - whatever it was used.

    In the very rare case that it is impossible to get into a textconsole - maybe due to screen corruption, it is possible to disable the check and use nohup like:

    sudo -i
    DISPLAY= nohup sh install-nvidia-debian.sh

    notice that there MUST be a space behind the =.
    Good to know.

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  • Kano
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    @deanjo

    thats the SuSE way (and would also work on Kanotix), but the default Debian/Ubuntu runlevels are the same from 2 to 5.

    My script knows that and does not require to shutdown X, you should only to use a text console, like you get when you press CTRL+ALT+F1. It shuts down X using gdm/kdm/xdm - whatever it was used.

    In the very rare case that it is impossible to get into a textconsole - maybe due to screen corruption, it is possible to disable the check and use nohup like:

    sudo -i
    DISPLAY= nohup sh install-nvidia-debian.sh

    notice that there MUST be a space behind the =.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by Porter View Post
    I did read the README... In my case I kept having trouble with the Nvidia script screaming about X running even though I was booting directly to a console. The driver's in the repos now though, so no worries.
    All you had to do is boot to runlevel 3 or invoke it by typing init 3 into your console.

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  • Porter
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    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Did you read the README?
    I did read the README... In my case I kept having trouble with the Nvidia script screaming about X running even though I was booting directly to a console. The driver's in the repos now though, so no worries.

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