[CentOS] Switching from Vesa driver to video adapter driver fails

Sat Jan 13 05:03:25 UTC 2007
Ted Miller <tedjeanmiller at sbcglobal.net>

Edward Diener wrote:
> The Vesa driver works fine with CentOS 4.4. I have an NVidia 6200 
> video adapter. I go to Applications | System Settings | Display | 
> Hardware tab and find my video adapter in the list and set it. The 
> dialog tells me I have to log out for it to take effect, so I duly do 
> that. I then getting a message from a non-graphics screen saying that 
> the attempt to switch to the video adapter failed. 

Use the vesa driver or use the proprietary nvidia driver.  The nv driver 
from xorg (or at least the version(s) supplies with Centos 4 do not 
support my 6200 card.  No amount of fiddling made any difference.  The 
proprietary driver supports it very nicely (if your computing philosophy 
allows you to use  it).

Ted Miller