Tuesday, 29 July 2008

GeForce4 MX 4000 AGP 8x

00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000 AGP 8x] (rev c1)

NVRM: The NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 GPU installed in this system is
NVRM: supported through the NVIDIA 96.43.xx Legacy drivers. Please
NVRM: visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more
NVRM: information. The 171.06.01 NVIDIA driver will ignore
NVRM: this GPU. Continuing probe...
NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

# apt-get remove --purge nvidia-glx
# sh ./ NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.07-pkg1.run
return driver to nv (drive nvidia still get frozen). wikimapia on, but googleearth says "unable to identify your graphic card".

Sunday, 13 July 2008

ATI R300 and google earth

Notes on ATI R300 and Google Earth (4.2 and 4.3b):
1. AMD64 kernel - GE not compiled in AMD64. The net say possible. I say it's a hassle. So is flash player. Detected Video driver: fglrx.
2. Kernel etch stable 2.6.18-6-486 i686, detected driver ati. GE locks on loading (R300 problem).
3. Try fglrx driver by installing fglrx-driver and ati kernel, GE hangs on load (no message) on either fglrx or ati (xorg.conf).
4. Delete and purge fglrx driver, GE runs good!