[linux-audio-user] Re: Re: I need a better video card for the AMD64 machine

Kjetil Svalastog Matheussen k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Mon Dec 25 17:10:03 EST 2006

>> On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 10:39:30AM -0500, Dave Phillips wrote:
>>> Greetings;
>>> I'm happy as a clam in mud with my new machine, but it's developed a
>>> problem. I purchased an inexpensive nVidia-based card that's starting to
>>> behave poorly. I think the hardware itself is buggy, the display will
>>> sometimes shudder rapidly side-to-side, blurring the screen view.
>>> Sometimes it stops and stays stopped, other times it goes on until I
>>> have to reboot. The problem doesn't appear to be a heating problem, but
>>> I've decided to go for a much better card anyway.
>>> So, I want an nVidia-based card with 256 MB video RAM and a decent
>>> cooling fan, preferably under $200. Any recommendations ?
>>> Best,
>>> dp
>> I've been happy so far with a Gigabyte GV-NX66256DP2, based on the
>> GeForce 6600. It's PCI-Express. Not a high-end card at all, it cost
>> $95 in April 2006, but so far works flawlessly, and it's fanless.
> I have a 6600LE card, but I'm unable to run at higher resolution than
> 1024x786 with the nv driver. Can you do that?
> That will also depend on what monitor you are running and how it is 
> configured in X.

Hmm, well. I have tried various things, and most of it works with the 
nvidia driver, but nothing have so far worked with the nv driver.

> I've got an old ViewSonic A90 19" and a 6600GT that by 
> default will run 1280x1024 @ 85Hz with the "nv" driver.

Thats impressive. I have googled around, have never not seen anyone
succeeding running a 6600 chipset with 1280x1024 using the nv driver 
(many people compaining though).
Please mail me your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and the output of "uname -a".
That information might help the author of the nv driver to get it into 

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