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Author:  Xsecrets [ Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:40 pm ]
Post subject:  New Nvidia graphic drivers.

Nvidia has just released some new drivers. not sure if the overscan is fixed again or not didn't mention it in the changelog, but they've added what looks to be a nice control panel, and looking in the readme I saw some tvout options I hadn't noticed before ( doesn't mean they weren't there)

The "TVStandard" option should be added to your screen section; valid
values are:

"PAL-B" : used in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Guinea,
Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, The
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain,
Sweden, and Switzerland
"PAL-D" : used in China and North Korea
"PAL-G" : used in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Malaysia,
The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden,
and Switzerland
"PAL-H" : used in Belgium
"PAL-I" : used in Hong Kong and The United Kingdom
"PAL-K1" : used in Guinea
"PAL-M" : used in Brazil
"PAL-N" : used in France, Paraguay, and Uruguay
"PAL-NC" : used in Argentina
"NTSC-J" : used in Japan
"NTSC-M" : used in Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador,
Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, South
Korea, Taiwan, United States of America, and Venezuela
"HD480i" : 480 line interlaced
"HD480p" : 480 line progressive
"HD720p" : 720 line progressive
"HD1080i": 1080 line interlaced
"HD1080p": 1080 line progressive
"HD576i" : 576 line interlace
"HD576p" : 576 line progressive

this is interesting for several reasons. there are some interlace modes that may help people suffering with pvr250 + xvmc and there are some very high rez modes. Like I said this may be old news and not applicable, but I just haven't seen it before.

Author:  jbman [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:12 am ]
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gave them a try, installed nice and easy and worked a treat on my monitor. But the tv would not work at all. So have gone back to the original ones in the pack.

Author:  gr8nash [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:47 pm ]
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Im a VERY excited man!!! i have been reading on the myth threads:

And it looks like not only does this driver fix the interlacing and Overscan problems!! but it works too!! bonus! It also has a "control panel" to change overscan on the fly without restarting x. and HDTV support.. and other stuff! This made my week. I have been fighting interlacing problems since i got my mythbox. My latest setup is 98% great.. but maybe this will get me to 100% :D

Author:  tanzania [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:33 pm ]
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Tried nvidia-installer -update, now i get the following error when starting x with glx support:

(II) Initializing extension GLX

*** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
*** be the reason for the server aborting.

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

Can anyone help?


Author:  SSChicken [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:37 pm ]
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I'm a Semi-linux n00b and I'm unsure how to get out of the Gnome/FVM/X So that the NVidia driver install will not complain at me that it is still running.

Ctrl+Alt+Backspace dosnt work, nor does going to Ctrl+Alt+F1. If I do Exit-FVWM it takes me to the Gnome Desktop manager, but there is no way to exit.

Author:  tanzania [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:51 pm ]
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/etc/init.d/gdm stop

but be careful, glx seems to be broken for me after updating...

Author:  turkish [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:58 pm ]
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I remember when I was first setting up X, the GLX didn't work right I had to comment it out.

Author:  tjc [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:34 pm ]
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I've got the same problem. Everything seemed to install OK, but I keep getting
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

I've been through the Nvidia README, FAQs, ... and so on from end to end without finding an issue that matched. All the installed libraries appear to be the correct ones, I've run ldconfig, checked the symlinks, run "ldd /usr/bin/mythfrontend" to make sure it was using the right libraries, rebooted, ...

Commenting out Load "glx" is about the only thing that appears to help, but it kind of defeats the purpose... 8-/

Author:  Xsecrets [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:37 pm ]
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well actually for mythtv we probably don't use much glx stuff, but I'm sure it will come out what the problem is. someone on the mythtv mailing list said it crashed for them on svideo out, but worked vga, a couple of days and we should see the answers rolling out.

Author:  tjc [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 11:55 pm ]
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The nvidia-settings application is pretty sweet.... I forsee much mucking about trying to finally get the brightness up near the TV's own tuner without washing everything else out...

Author:  tanzania [ Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:39 am ]
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Seems to be a common problem with debian and the new drivers, have a look here

Author:  Xsecrets [ Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:03 am ]
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well may be something about debian 2.4 kernels, but I've updated my desktop machine which is debian unstable with the latest 2.6 kernel, and no issues at all. running great.

edit -- ok actually looked at the thread now, but still I had no problems with mine at all.

Author:  tjc [ Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:52 pm ]
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tanzania wrote:
Seems to be a common problem with debian and the new drivers, have a look here

Based on the contents of that thread, here's an interesting thought.... Everything else in that directory is a "lib*.a",
root@black:~ # ls -al /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/
total 948
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Jul  1 23:08 .
drwxr-xr-x    9 root     root         4096 Aug 31  2003 ..
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        15408 Apr 16  2003 libdbe.a
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        29256 Apr 16  2003 libdri.a
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       154470 Apr 16  2003 libextmod.a
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           18 Jul  1 23:08 ->
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       683992 Jul  1 23:08
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        23384 Apr 16  2003 librecord.a
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        38134 Apr 16  200

Maybe the X server isn't set up right to deal with "lib*.so"? I've checked, and this is the ONLY place that libglx exists on my system, so it's not like it's getting the wrong version from somewhere else.

Author:  xmichael [ Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:23 pm ]
Post subject:  works great

I've enjoyed the new drivers ... however I'm still sad that NVidia hasn't done anything to provide "flicker reduction" features, like there windows counterpart...

ohh well, another 5 months and they'll do another update....

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Author:  Xsecrets [ Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:13 am ]
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I could have sworn I saw somewhere that the control panel has some flicker reduction stuff for tvout.

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