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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:40 pm    Post subject: Nvidia 173 drivers and framebuffer support Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm running an old nvidia card (Geforce FX5200) and the patched variant of the Nvidia drivers. Nouveau installed fine, but the responsiveness was not all that great.

Anyway, I recently decided to get rid of KDE and stick to running a stripped down version of Openbox, namely as I've been using that for some time. As such, I no longer have KDM and had to find an alternative. The only solution that installed (and worked) problem-free was Qingy. However, it's in plain text as the frame buffer is not working or I am failing to do something.

If anybody could offer advice, it'd be appreciated.

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Alex
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I have read correctly you need an alternative for kdm. I use lxdm these days.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tw04l124 wrote:
When I have read correctly you need an alternative for kdm. I use lxdm these days.


I tried lxdm and it didn't work properly. Unfortunately, I don't remember what the problem was. I thought qingy might be an alternative of sorts.

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