Nvidia GeForce4 440 Go and the 9631 driver

After about a month of rebuilding the patched 8776 driver under my 440 Go, I stumbled across the tweak last night that might make it possible to use the 9631 driver on my card. This thread describes the exact problem, and the fix is a simple one-line option to the Device section of your xorg.conf

Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP"

I reinstalled nvidia-glx over top of my patched 8776 driver, and I got full acceleration from glxgears. I also tried it under a live CD of Xubuntu and it worked fine there too (although frame rates were depressed, no doubt from running the live CD and because of the added strain of the Xubuntu desktop).

According to the README for the 9631 driver. …

When assigning display devices to X screens, the NVIDIA X driver by default assigns display devices in the order they are found (looking first at CRTs, then at DFPs, and finally at TVs). This option can be used to override this assignment. For example, if both a CRT and a DFP are connected, you could specify:

Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP"

to make the X screen use the DFP, even though it would have used a CRT by default.

Note the subtle difference between this option and the “ConnectedMonitor” option: the “ConnectedMonitor” option overrides what display devices are actually detected, while the “UseDisplayDevice” option controls which of the detected display devices will be used on this X screen.

I should have time to try this on a clean installation tonight, which will be the true proof of it working. And hopefully my Feisty speed tweaks will be fully complete tonight too.

About these ads

3 Responses to “Nvidia GeForce4 440 Go and the 9631 driver”


  1. 1 octaedro7 2007/07/20 at 5:12 PM

    It worked like a charm.
    Thank you so much for this info.
    This video card lacks of driver updates even in windows. But I still think it is a good card, 64 mb dedicated ram was top notch those days.
    Are we getting old!?

  2. 2 K.Mandla 2007/07/21 at 11:51 PM

    No, we’re not getting old. We’re just used to graphics card companies selling us the latest and greatest, and them insinuating our cards are old. ;)


  1. 1 Success! Compiling Nvidia 8776 driver on Feisty 2.6.20-xx-386 « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2007/04/24 at 3:50 PM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Welcome!



Visit the Wiki!

Some recent desktops


May 6, 2011
Musca 0.9.24 on Crux Linux
150Mhz Pentium 96Mb 8Gb CF
 


May 14, 2011
IceWM 1.2.37 and Arch Linux
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Some recent games


Apr. 21, 2011
Oolite on Xubuntu 11.04
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts.

Join 405 other followers

License

This work is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Please see the About page for details.

Blog Stats

  • 3,958,625 hits

Archives


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 405 other followers

%d bloggers like this: