[Centos] Re: NVIDIA on Linux

akonstam at trinity.edu akonstam at trinity.edu
Thu Jun 17 13:53:15 UTC 2004

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:

As you can see these are fedora kernels but might work on centos.
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