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speaking of nvidia binary drivers and beryl



It's not terribly well behaved on my desktop at home.

I'm using kmod-nvidia-96xx on an embedded nVidia chipset...(from lspci)

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX
- nForce GPU] (rev a3) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 10
        Memory at ec000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at e4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
        Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=512K]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at e8080000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0

It somewhat works but I had what googles to be 'beryl/nvidia black
screen of death' which is somewhat helped by changing 'Advanced Beryl
Options' => 'Rendering Path' to 'Copy' instead of Automatic

That being said, it works for a while but then the black screen of death
returns and I can somewhat 'cure' it by <Control><Alt>click (to rotate
to another desktop) and then returning back to my current desktop.
That's ugly

I wouldn't be using my embedded nVidia and had an ATI Rage 128 video
card in the AGP slot but I never could make the kmod-fglrx work on that,
or for that matter, work on a Dell Optiplex 320 embedded ATI video
hardware. I'm wondering if the ATI stuff works at all. Anyway, I pulled
the ATI AGP card and I can sort of make the embedded nVidia work.

Livna however, doesn't appear to have any discussion forums for those
video drivers and the last time I asked the Fedora list about the ATI
stuff, no one responded.

Craig


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