From: Joel Tyndall <joel.tyndall@ot...> - 2005-11-21 22:23:11
Sorry for the slightly of topic question but I figure you guys know
whats going on.
I have a linux box with RHE WS 4 and I have just installed the nvidia
driver (7676 x86) which at least works so far! The problem is that the
screen will occasionally (and randomly) start flickering badly rendering
pymol and any other program essentially useless (flicker is the whole
screen and the desktop shape changes to a trapezoid shape).
Any body know how to fix this. Have people tested this driver? Should I
load an earlier driver?
Joel Tyndall, PhD
National School of Pharmacy
University of Otago
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> Any body know how to fix this. Have people tested this driver? Should I load
> an earlier driver?
When dealing with NVidia cards, I've found this is always the first thing
to try whenever a problem arises. Their Linux drivers are updated to
support new hardware and fix old bugs, but they often introduce new bugs
on old(er) hardware. I have encountered several situations where the
latest driver simply would not work on hardware that was fairly standard
(e.g. Dell laptop!). This was not due to the graphics card, but the rest
of the system conflicting somehow with the driver. I'm using 7676 with no
problems here, but I doubt we have the same laptop.