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Author Topic: installing nVidia proprietary driver for 32bit VL 7.1 light  (Read 2545 times)

FuglyFloom

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Re: installing nVidia proprietary driver for 32bit VL 7.1 light
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2016, 02:09:30 pm »

I installed the card in a 2004 P4 machine which had SiS integrated graphics (which is worse than terrible). With the TNT2 the image quality at 1080p is remarkably good even with the Nouveau driver and playback of 720p video is flawless. Really the only problem is some annoying artifacts on the borders of application windows. At the moment I don't have a use for this computer but I'm just using it for some cheap fun, so yes I can afford to choose a distro to go with the graphics card. Btw it's actually the 16MB version so there is even less oomf than you thought...

You mention security issues with running older software. I'm guessing the security risk is still minimal compared with Windows XP, which is the most recent version of Windows for which drivers are available for the motherboard etc. What is the worst that could happen if it were left connected to the internet for extended periods? Surely if the firewall were activated then it could not be added to a botnet or anything like that?

P.S. I'm interested to know what version of Xorg comes with VL 7.0 and VL 6.0?
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wigums

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Re: installing nVidia proprietary driver for 32bit VL 7.1 light
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2016, 07:04:14 am »

i dont know of every method possible to crack and older version of
vector but you'd be looking at security issues such as glibc, openssl,
bash, everything from mozilla, the entire LAMP/LEMP stacks, samba,
xorg, the lsit keeps going. so no its not necassarily more secure than xp

even though you most likely wouldnt run LAMP/LEMP on it youd still
have apps that need mysql/mariadb and php.

you could probably lock it all up tight with iptables or a hardware firewall
and of course not running any services helps too, cant exploit httpd
if its not running for example. youd still have a huge gaping hole
just from running many years old firefox. and you wont be able to do
much if any updates.

ive got a p4 that runs vector linux 7.1 just fine and i just use Nouveau.

with all that being said you certainly can run an older vector and the nvidia driver
but in my personal opinion the bad outwieghs the good.

if and when you do find an older release of vector to run google the version of xorg
for security issues and make an educated decision on what youd like to do.

im not trying to convince you one way or the other im just bringing up some issues
that im aware of so that you can make the best choice for yourself and what youd like to do
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FuglyFloom

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Re: installing nVidia proprietary driver for 32bit VL 7.1 light
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2016, 07:24:05 am »

Thank you for your reply. I must admit I did not think the security issues would be that serious.
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