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Old 23rd December 2008
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Default opensolaris 2008.11 Nvidia Geoforce FX5500 (Merry Christmas all :))

Hello all

i just installed OpenSolaris 2008.11 after
using the 2008.5 version,and i had noticed
even though it has Nvidia built in,not only dont i
get the splash screen it also seems slower.
i had not seen my card being suported on this version
but i had seen it on the previous version.

if i issue the command nvidia-xconfig and reboot i get a white screen.,Then i have to hit enter till i can see a prompt and i type clear so i can see a black screen to type in my name and pass then xorgconfig to be able to get
a working screen again..

i had removed the driver

pfexec pkg uninstall NVDAgraphics,

and replaced it from the nvidia for a solaris version
site and even added in the lines i was supose to use

sh Nvidia-example-file run

it placed a copy of xorg.conf.nvidia in my /etc/X11 folder
to play with as an example file and even that did not work for me if i cp xorg.conf.nvidia xorg.conf

i added load"glx" in the module section
and change vesa or nv to nvidia

and still i get a white screen on boot up

What version driver do you reccomend i use on OpenSolairis 2008.11 the newest one

And which instruction would work best for me

Also i read that some chipsets are affected are on this list here


i had so much trouble that i reverted back to 2008.5 but updating to 2008.11
from here


hopefully my graphics will be ok

Thank You

The journey is better then the destination

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