[Centos] Re: NVIDIA on Linux: less is more

Rick Graves gravesricharde at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 18 12:56:15 UTC 2004


Aaron,

> It is a kernel problem. The stack size changed in
> the 2.6 kernel. You
> need a version of the kernel with the old 8k stack
> size. You can get
> such a kernel from:
>
www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/full/downloads-fc2-kernel-i686.php
> 
> As you can see these are fedora kernels but might
> work on centos.

Actually, while troubleshooting this display problem,
not only did I swap hardware, I also swapped
distributions.  Yes, I tried Fedora, and with my
hardware running Fedora, I had the same problem with
the NVIDIA display card.  I then realized it was some
Linux problem and not a CentOS problem.  

Even if using a Fedoral kernel would work for me, I
think this would disconnect me from automatic kernel
updates via YUM. 

I got a brand new Voodoo Banshee card off a local
auction for less than $10.00.  For that kind of money,
I would rather not mix and match from different
distributions.  

Rick


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> From: akonstam at trinity.edu
> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 08:53:15 -0500
> To: Rick Graves <gravesricharde at yahoo.com>
> Cc: centos at caosity.org
> Subject: Re: [Centos] Re: NVIDIA  on Linux
> Reply-To: akonstam at trinity.edu
> 
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 06:17:42AM -0700, Rick
> Graves wrote:
> > Hello scty library,
> > 
> > I had huge problems with NVIDIA cards on Linux. 
> The
> > screen would go blank as soon as X tried to load. 
> I
> > only tried using the driver that came with CentOS.
>  
> > 
> > After lots of parts swapping, I found that the
> monitor
> > (obviously) and (even) the motherboard make a
> > difference.  
> > 
> > > If so what did you do about it.
> >  
> > Finally, I gave up on NVIDIA cards -- I got a
> Voodoo
> > Banshee card and things have been easy since.  
> > 
> > Rick
> > 
> It is a kernel problem. The stack size changed in
> the 2.6 kernel. You
> need a version of the kernel with the old 8k stack
> size. You can get
> such a kernel from:
>
www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/full/downloads-fc2-kernel-i686.php
> 
> As you can see these are fedora kernels but might
> work on centos.
> -- -------------------------------------------
> Aaron Konstam
> Computer Science
> Trinity University
> One Trinity Place.
> San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
> 
> telephone: (210)-999-7484
> email:akonstam at trinity.edu
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:04:18 -0700
> From: Greg Kurtzer <greg at runlevelzero.net>
> To: Petr Klima <qaxi at seznam.cz>
> Cc: centos Linux <centos at caosity.org>
> Subject: Re: [Centos] Comming from WhiteBox Linux
> ...
> 
> My thought is that simply changing your yum.conf to
> point at the Centos
> repositories should be sufficient. The other
> packages are not needed, but if
> the centos repos ever move, it would be nice to just
> be able to update your
> yumconf packages and get to the new repository.
> 
> On a similar topic:
> 
> I have seen many people now that actually purchased
> RHEL migrate to the Centos
> repos because up2date was too slow and painful for
> them. And BTW, it works
> perfectly! The interesting thing was that the Centos
> packages where we had 
> to fix RH branding/trademark issues had newer
> released, thus they were updated 
> from the default RH packages to Centos, which means
> those systems are now free 
> from the RH marks as well...
> 
> I wonder if they would still have to pay a license
> to RH for those systems...
> 
> Rick, are you lurking?
> 
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 11:14:36AM +0200, Petr Klima
> told me:
> > Hello
> > 
> >   several months ago I install WhiteBox Linux on
> several severs, I was
> > happy, not woriing about upgrading every 1,5 year
> as when I use RH 4.0,
> > 6.0, 7.3, 9.0 ....
> > 
> >   And then WhiteBox went black, WBEL updates
> release slowed down and
> > maintainer wont help form anybody. Just telling
> "If you want quick
> > updates, build it yourself.".
> > 
> >   I prefer wasting time for customizations and/or
> improvements instead
> > of things which can be done once and then shared
> in comunity.
> > 
> >   So, I try to change may servers from WhiteBox to
> CentOS.
> > 
> > I get a lot of help form Milan Kerslager which
> shifted form WBEL to Tao.
> > 
> > I just wonder if there are any known issues.
> > 
> > On my test server I only install "centos-release"
> and removed
> > "whitebox-release" and did "yum update" from
> CentOS repositories.
> > 
> > It just works.
> > 
> > 
> 
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