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

Jon H october001 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 22:58:51 EST 2006

Yup, it works!

I had forgotten I had traded that particular card to a neighbor earlier this
year for some extra harddrives so I had to borrow it back.  Once I got it
installed in the machine it had no problems rendering 1280x1024 and even
higher using the "nv" driver on my (my wife's actually) Viewsonic A90 19"

uname -a supplies:
Linux biggun3 2.6.17-10-386 #2 Tue Dec 5 22:26:18 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

and the relevant part of /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600/GeForce 6600
        Driver          "nv"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "A90-2"
        Option          "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600/GeForce 6600
        Monitor         "A90-2"
        DefaultDepth    24

SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes            "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624"
"800x600" "720x400" "640x480"

And finally I put a screenshot of it up and working with "xvidtune" in the
picture as well at:


Jon Hoskins


On 12/25/06, Kjetil Svalastog Matheussen <k.s.matheussen at notam02.no> wrote:
> October:
> >>
> >> 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
> shape.
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