« on: July 23, 2007, 12:23:11 pm »
I'm new to linux and have almost got my new media center finished after a tough struggle with drivers.
I'm having trouble with my graphics driver now. I have a Nvidia 7300gt and currently have the latest driver installed via envy (I have also tried manually installing the latest driver from the nvidia website, but with the same problem)
The drivers work fine untill I install linux MCE.
No driver shows up in the 'graphics driver' box under the visual tab of the MCE conf screen; when I set the graphics option to u2 with blending it tells me that renderaccel (amongst others) is not enabled. Clicking the option to enable these exits the x-server which then fails to restart (I had to re install kubuntu when this happened, although re-installing the nvidia driver in diagnostic mode may have fixed this).
If I choose to run in U1 mode then I can run through the MCE setup process, although the screens are poorly rendered (very faded and blue with jumbled checkboxes and parts of the kubuntu desktop visable).
The kubuntu environment also shows signs of a bad / no graphics driver - the screen goes white for a few seconds while loading the kubuntu desktop, fast page scrolling is jumpy and the logout screen blend to grey shows a black or mal-rendered desktop.
I notice that the graphics driver in the kde display manager is 'vesa' not the installed nvidia driver. I can select a Nvidia 7 series driver from the dropdown menu but this doesn't improve my driver problems, and I assume this is the built in kubuntu driver, not the nvidia driver I have installed - very confused!!
I would greatly appreciate any answers, suggestions in getting my graphics up to scratch! the card should be more than capable for linux MCE!
For further info, heres the rest of my system specs:
cpu: amd Athlon 4200+
mem: 512mb corsair value select (could this be an issue? does MCE reqire more than 512mb???)
mobo: foxconn nf4
TV card: hauppauge hvr-1100
HDD: 400gb seimens sata
psu: themaltake 500w
soundgraph imon lcd + imon pad remote