[Centos] Re: did I write that nVIDIA cards never work?

Thu Sep 23 12:41:28 UTC 2004
Rick Graves <gravesricharde at yahoo.com>


You wrote:

> You may have problems on your side...but you 
can't generalise and say that it does not work.  

Maybe you have me confused with someone else.  

I did not write or imply that nVIDIA cards never work.
 Rather, I wrote that they may not work.  By this, I
meant that they do not work with some monitors.  

I checked what I wrote, and I believe the above
paragraph is correct.  If you disagree with me and
stand by your statement, please refer me to the
sentence(s) that I wrote that back you up.  

In addition to me, two people have written to the
group recently about the nVIDIA problem.  They can
vouch for the fact that there is sometimes a problem. 

I agree that nVIDIA cards work for many people
(including for me, which I also wrote).  But the fact
that they work for many people does not solve the
problem when one does not work with a specific

This topic is near and dear to my heart, as I first
encountered the problem when I was trying to install
CentOS on machine with an nVIDIA card and using a
monitor with which nVIDIA cards do not work (my Mag
DX1495).  At the beginning, I did not know that the
card was the problem, I only knew that the screen went
blank toward the end of the install.  In addition to
trying to solve the problem by tweeking the XF86Config
file (boy, was that futile!), it literally took me
hours of parts swapping, distribution swapping, and OS
swapping (trying Windows too), to finally figure out
that the nVIDIA card was the problem.  (Some might say
that the card/monitor combination was the problem, but
Windows has no problem with the combination.)

Maybe my frustration with nVIDIA cards shows, and as a
result, my emails on this topic are easily


> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 20:38:24 -0400
> From: "Denis E. Pilon" <dpilon at dpilon.com>
> To: Rick Graves <gravesricharde at yahoo.com>
> Cc: centos at caosity.org
> Subject: Re: [Centos] Re: nVIDIA on Linux -- less is
> Rick,
> Because the nVIDIA does not work for you doesn't
mean it does not 
> work..
> I have been using the nVIDIA driver since i
installed pre 3.1(the 
> beta's) and have not had any issues...so please....
do not state that 
> is 
> does not work...it does.  You may have problems on
your side...but you 
> can't generalise and say that it does not work. 
Take a poll and see 
> how 
> many people have it working.
> DP