MANDRAKE 10 and NVIDIA MOBO don't get along each other...
I had to give up trying to set up this distro (MANDRAKE 10, download version) since I couldn't make it work fine on my NVIDIA mobo PC.
It seems that distro wass plagued with a bunch of bugs so that my PC froze every now and then. As long as you don't install the correct drivers (NVIDIA OFFICIAL DRIVERS) the system seems stable, but you can't do a lot without XWindow 3D applicantions (at least for me, that I like to take the most out of my hardware) and without setting up a 5.1 Speaker system. I guess if you stick with a basic system, u can live with it (I guess).
If you install any of this NFORCE or VIDEO NVIDIA drivers you can download off Internet (at www.nvidia.com) prepare to experience erratic behavior and constant XWindows freezings. I could see that only by installing NFORCE (for the sound card), the computer froze just before you could ever login on to the Linux Prompt.
Maybe I need to further tweak those drivers so it could make my system more stable or get rid of those hanging problems.
On the other hands, I could install RED HAT ver. 9 on my computer and the drivers for the NVIDIA mobo and my FX5200 and I can see astonishing that my computer works pretty fine, and without getting all of those abovementioned issues.
I posted this new thread in order to discuss and share views or opinions with all of ppl that have the same Mandrake problem running on a Nvidia based mobo.
For the gurus and whoever needs more info about my system, these are my specs:
MOBO: BIOSTAR M7NGC
CPU: AMD ATHLON XP 2200+
RAM: 512 MB
HARDDISK: WD 80GB / Partition: 5GB
Froy (from Venezuela)
ps: Excuse my English, folks
Re: MANDRAKE 10 and NVIDIA MOBO don't get along each other..
I too have sworn off Nvidia's NForce drivers on any Linux machine I have. It causes all sorts of random weirdness. I've never had any trouble with their display drivers, however, even with a bleeding-edge card (6800). You didn't post what display card you were trying to use. Could you please?
Originally Posted by froycard
mdk 10 + nvidia + nvsound
Yep i can confirm this too. I'm using MDK 10 official on nvidia4/nforce2 mobo with my Shuttle box. If you use the Graphics driver from NVIDIA there NO issue. If you use the Sound driver you get ALL SORTS of problems and erratic hangs near login. The Network driver seems to be OK.
I put the /etc/modprobe.conf back to the orginal with references to snd-intel8x0. There's some other lines in there referencing "OSS" but i don't know what they do.
Is this an inferior driver?
In my opinion the whole ARTS/OSS/ALSA/ESD/WHATEVER is too confusing. I don't know what these are. I don't want to know. I have 4 linux boxes all with inconsistent sound setups. In some cases xmms works. In some cases totem works. In some cases not.
Why is it so easy in Windoze? Seems we have a long way to go yet.