Re: [SLUG] Nvidia GeForce FX5700 256 setup on Ubuntu 9.04

From: Eben King (
Date: Sun May 31 2009 - 22:08:31 EDT

On Sun, 31 May 2009, Pete Theisen wrote:

> Eben King wrote:
>>> A decent time has elapsed for comments, I am going to try it tonight.
>> It took me a while to get this machine's video working. At the time, I
>> thought it was the double heads giving me grief, now (what with my
>> so-far-inability to make the DVR work) I think it might be inherent to
>> Nvidia. All I want on the DVR is _one_ screen. OK, it goes through an
>> adapter and a stereo before it hits the TV, but still.
> I read somewhere in all these websites and documents that you can have only
> two outputs at a time from the nvidia card. A monitor and a TV, or two
> monitors. If you want more you need another card, or maybe if the motherboard
> has built in video you can drive a monitor from that.
> Just what I read. Can't remember where.

Well, it would be silly of them to make a card that _requires_ two monitors.
I think until I find something that says the card won't work at all with
just a TV, that I'm going to keep plugging at it.

I had some progress though. It still flashes a few time and fails, but at
least there's no error shown in the xorg log or dmesg. I get this instead,
in /var/log/syslog, one for each attempt:

May 21 22:05:07 dvr kernel: [ 9022.787101] Xorg[2620]: segfault at fffffffc eip b7f9e58e esp bf814d78 error 4


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