[SATLUG] Video Cards

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Wed Jul 1 13:51:42 CDT 2009

Great now Im having probs with my system's vid card.  this all started
when I decided late yesterday to reconfigure my Mythbox.  I am running
Ubuntu 9.04 and everything runs fine until I install the nvidia drivers.
(I have tried this both with the Ubuntu restricted drivers install
utility and with the envyng utility and while both installed the video
driver properly they both disabled my sound card.  I have double checked
all of my sound settings under alsa and nothing is muted.  Once I
un-install the video driver I get my sound back.  Not sure where to
start troubleshooting this one.  Anyone have any ideas?


On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 11:45 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Borries Demeler wrote:
> >> ed wrote:
> >>> Hm.  Nice article, but the author appeared to try to find any excuse to 
> >>> push/save ATI.  Not a bad thing -- I used to be that way myself, until I 
> >>> had my first experience with an nVidia card under Linux.  It was like 
> >>> night and day, and I'm not talking 5 years ago -- I'm talking now, like 
> >>> in the last year.  I'm more at home using nVidia installation and driver 
> >>> packages in both legacy and current cards than I ever was with ATI, and 
> >>> the output quality seems so much better to me.  I'm there...
> >> I agree that nVidia does a better job right now, but there is one other issue to 
> >> consider.  If there isn't a precompiled driver for your distro, you have to 
> >> build your own.  For me, that's not a big issue, but it might be for others.
> > 
> > While nVIDIA does provide some precompiled drivers, on every kernel I ever ran
> > I had to compile it myself. Ditto for ATI, so not much of a difference there 
> > as far as I am concerned.
> That's true, but its one reason why Linux still has a problem with general 
> acceptance with non-techie computer users.  I think Ubuntu and maybe RedHat have 
> created a work around if you stay with the standard install/update process, but 
> in general its a problem.
>    -- Bruce

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