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Help with NVIDEA GT 220

Postby exploder on Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:58 pm

I am having some issues with the NVIDEA GT 200 I just installed.... When I shut down or restart the splash screen gets multicolored lines across the bottom third of my screen. I am using Mint 8 x64 and my monitor is an HP 25" wide screen HDMI. I have installed the NVIDEA drivers using "Hardware Drivers", (Jockey). Anyone know a fix for this?
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Re: Help with NVIDEA GT 220

Postby markcynt on Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:15 am

Here's the recommended drivers for your card.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
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Re: Help with NVIDEA GT 220

Postby exploder on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:44 pm

I could not get the recommended drivers to install. I even tried the 195.53 drivers from a ppa and I got a dependency error. Mandriva One 2010 has drivers that work but there is no pae enabled kernel so only 3.2 GB of my 4 GB of RAM is recognized... I stayed up till 5:00 am trying to get this machine to work right.... So far Mandriva One is the only thing that work half way decent with this hardware. I just can't win with this thing. :(
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Re: Help with NVIDEA GT 220

Postby richyrich on Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:28 pm

Have you tried it via the DVI connection ?
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Re: Help with NVIDEA GT 220

Postby exploder on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:04 pm

Have you tried it via the DVI connection ?


Yes, it made the problem even worse... Even Mandriva wouldn't work right with the DVI cable.
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Re: Help with NVIDEA GT 220

Postby exploder on Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:55 pm

I just looked at what driver Mandriva is using, it is using the 185.18.36 driver. Mandriva must be doing something different with the kernel modules because I am not having any issues at all with graphics in it. I also noticed that in the NVidea Display Settings that my monitors refresh rate is set right in Mandriva, it is set slightly lower in Mint 8 or anything Ubuntu 9.10 based.
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