[OpenIndiana-discuss] GPU HCL - nVidia Questions & Advice
guy.woolley at btinternet.com
Thu Feb 10 16:12:07 UTC 2011
Thanks very much for the information
On 02/10/11 01:55 PM, ken mays wrote:
> To Ken Gunderson,
> The Quadro 600 works fine.
> If you want a basic low-cost graphics card, you can use the GeForce GT 430 or NVIDIA 9600 GT which is available in most stores today for about $50-$80 USD. I suggest the Nvidia 9600 GT if you're a casual 3D user (i.e. gaming or otherwise), or the GT 430 if you need something more 'low profile'...
> I'll update the HCL to reflect 'cheaper' cards.
> To Guy,
> Colin Ellis is reviewing the issues with DRI/DMA support for the Illumos team. A patch fix is available through Oracle's X team for the reported bug/CR 7001754 (not officially committed yet to resolve bug so I'll say 'no' for the record).
> Sidenote: I've tested the Nvidia drivers up to v260.19.36 with OI 148.
> With the default drivers included, you can go as high-end as the Quadro 6000.
> ~ Ken Mays
> --- On Thu, 2/10/11, Guy Woolley<guy.woolley at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> From: Guy Woolley<guy.woolley at btinternet.com>
>> Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] GPU HCL - nVidia Questions& Advice
>> To: openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org
>> Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 3:57 AM
>> Have you seen this bug
>> report ?
>> I haven't tried the 256.44 driver but my GEForce 220
>> certainly hasn't worked on OI (or earlier Opensolaris)
>> with earlier Nvidia drivers for it - John Martin's Comments
>> seem to suggest that neither Oracle nor Nvidia are very
>> interested in a problem in a fairly cheap consumer
>> graphics card that works fine with popular OS (it works fine
>> for me under WinXP - I have a dual boot PC). I expect Ken
>> Mays knows better than I about the current situation.
>> Best of luck
>> On 02/10/11 07:30 AM, Edward Martinez wrote:
>>> On 02/09/11 21:52, Ken Gunderson wrote:
>>>> Hello People:
>>>> I need a new graphics card for an older system
>> (PCIE-1.0). I don't game,
>>>> do graphics, rendering, etc. so don't need high
>> end - just a good
>>>> workstation unit that supports OpenGL, good color
>> accuracy, and draws
>>>> square squares :) Occasional DVD's are
>> probably about the most GPU
>>>> intensive use the system sees. Noisy fans and
>> failed fan bearings are a
>>>> drag, so passive cooling is a plus, but not always
>> a must as long as the
>>>> card doesn't make the box sound like a
>>>> So I thought I'd consult that newly created HCL
>> wiki and was pleased to
>>>> note the Quadro 600 is "officially
>> supported". The Quadro 600's price
>>>> point is attractive but otherwise I don't know
>> much about it, as it's
>>>> relatively new unit. So I've a question for Mr.
>> Mays; is the 600 your
>>>> daily driver, and if so, how do you like it?.
>>>> Also, the nVidia 256.44 driver's support many,
>> many cards, yet only 4
>>>> models are listed. I'm curios why this might
>> be? Shouldn't pretty much
>>>> any of the cards supported by those drivers
>> work? Or is this list just
>>>> a sample of stuff that's actually been tested by
>> the OI community?
>>>> I'm not very familiar with nVidia's line and
>> welcome suggestions.
>>>> Thanks bunches.
>>> I just order an nvidia Geforce
>> GT 220 to use with OI, the onboard video is to weak for me,
>> and it's listed on nvidia 's 256,44 driver supported
>>> list. I will let you know if
>> it works soon:-)
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