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2009/5/21-26 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:53024 Activity:nil
5/20    Linux question.  my laptop has a Nvidia 8400M GS chipset.  For a
        while I was excited about the fact that Nvidia actually has
        Linux driver for such.  But after I used it for about 2-3
        weeks, I realize that this Nvidia driver is the reason why my
        Ubuntu is keep crashing.  I would like to swtich to a
        open-source driver, idealy, capable of leveraging some degree
        of 3D acceleration built into the hardware.  Does such thing
        exists?  and/or what is the keyword for it?  I don't know the
        keyword hence I have no idea how to google it.  Thank in
        advance.
        \_ Geez, 80 columns man.
        \_ Are you sure?  I have never had any trouble with the nvidia drivers
           on Linux.  Admittedly I don't have an 8400M GS, but still.  For me
           they work fine.  Are you sure that the chipset isn't bad in some
           way?  Does it work correctly on Windows?
           \_ How would I know if the chipset is bad?  when the computer
              crashes, it doesn't crash elegantly.   If there is a way to
              turn on a log of some sort which I can point out that it is
              the nvidia chip or driver related issue, do please let me know.
              and to answer your another question.  It seems to work under
              windows.  But I only use Windows to play games, then
              boot back to Linux immediately.  So, I nver got the chance
              to use Windows long enough to tell.   Yes, my mainboard got
              replaced once already due to graphic chip issue.  but how do
              i prove it is the hardware issue again?
              \_ What are you doing when it crashes?  How often does it
                 crash?
                 \_ everytime it crashes when I was doing some compiz-fusion
                    movements.  Is there a way I can view a sys log to prove
                    that it is a crash?  -op
        \- you realize there is some litigation going on over faulty Nvidia
           chips, right? --NVDA stockholder
           \_ yes, My Dell M1330's motherboard already got replaced
              once due to faulty graphic chip.  I do suspect it's hardware
              problem.  but there is no way I can prove it.   -op
        \_ FWIW there are open source drivers for AMD/ATI chips.  They lag
           in features though.  I have no idea how usable they are, I think
           it depends on the particular chip.
           \_ the keyword is "nouveau"  I found it.  but it doesn't have any
              3D features yet.  and no, not even my propreitary driver works
              now.
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