[mythtv-users] GeForce FX 5200 nVidia drivers? (tangent to previouspost)

Wendy Seltzer wseltzer at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 02:45:43 UTC 2006

On 8/18/06, Joe Ripley <vitaminjoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> The latest drivers work for me as well... the only issue I've run into with
> the 1.0-8762 package is its lack of DGA support.  I fought with SNES9x for a
> while before I realized that NVIDIA removed DGA support from the driver (due
> to x.org's drop of the DGA interface).  SNES9x would run in a window, but
> not full screen.  It uses DGA extensions for that.  I eventually switched to
> Any applications that are intended to work with DGA will fail using the
> newer drivers... but then again, like NVIDIA and x.org say, there are more
> efficient methods of using the video card.  OpenGL and SDL are fine
> alternatives.

To save others my bit of Googling, I've needed
xawtv -nodga
a few times since upgrading to 8762.


Wendy Seltzer

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