sorry for warming up an old thread, but I'm experiencing similar troubles on a quite different machine. It is a laptop featuring a "Nvidia GeForce 4 440 Go" graphics card, it must be named something like this, but please don't pin me down on that. I don't even know whether it contains 32 or 64 MB. As i read through this thread, which I did with a certain excitement, I sensed the end of my problems arriving. But there's no real solution yet, at least I don't consider reinstalling a helpful option for me
Well, my machine is running VL 5.9 STD, and I've tried both, the "nv" and "nvidia" drivers. With the open source variant employed I can do everything but use google-earth. That's the only application I'm intending to use which needs at least some graphics power and I figured out that it should be possible with working proprietary drivers. But with these drivers my machine does only display a blank screen. And that's where this discussion started.
Does someone know already how to achieve full graphics support in a situation like that?
I've tried quite a lot things yet, but my knowledge of that matter is limited. When I was trying to install the drivers via a Nvidia-linux*.run-file it complained about not finding a certain interface of the kernel. I figured out that recompiling the kernel and adding this thing would solve the problem, so I installed the kernel-src and did a recompiling session, which I cancelled when I realized after an hour or so that every single "driver" available is being put into the new kernel. At least I thought so.
So far my short overview of the situation. I'd be really glad to learn some advice from you guys.Edit by nighflier:
I split this off from an old thread: http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=4961.0;topicseen