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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Default Linux Compatibility: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT 256MB

    This is an entry for Phoronix LCH. Feel free to comment on the Linux compatibility for the NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT 256MB in this thread.

    NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT 256MB

    Description: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT 256MB 256-bit graphics card. PCI Express x16 interface. 350MHz core clock, 1000MHz memory, 16 pixel pipelines, and OpenGL 1.5.
    Hardware Notes:

    lspci -v
    02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV40 [GeForce 6800 Ultra/GeForce 6800 GT] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: Corp. Unknown device c376
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 225
    Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Expansion ROM at febe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [78] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0

    Model: GeForce 6800 GT
    IRQ: 225
    Video BIOS:
    Card Type: PCI-E
    DMA Size: 32 bits
    DMA Mask: 0xffffffff

    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    server glx version string: 1.4
    server glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
    client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    client glx version string: 1.4
    client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
    GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
    GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
    GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
    GLX version: 1.3
    GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
    OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 6800 GT/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL version string: 2.0.2 NVIDIA 87.62
    OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_color_buffer_float, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_draw_buffers,
    GL_ARB_fragment_program, GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow,
    GL_ARB_fragment_shader, GL_ARB_half_float_pixel, GL_ARB_imaging,
    GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query,
    GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object, GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite,
    GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shader_objects, GL_ARB_shading_language_100,
    GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_compression,
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_float,
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two,
    GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix,
    GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader,
    GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_texture_float,
    GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, GL_S3_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
    GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color,
    GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate,
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
    GL_EXT_Cg_shader, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements,
    GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
    GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil, GL_EXT_packed_pixels,
    GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
    GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
    GL_EXT_stencil_two_side, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture3D,
    GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
    GL_EXT_texture_lod, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp,
    GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_sRGB, GL_EXT_timer_query,
    GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_HP_occlusion_test, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip,
    GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square,
    GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fence,
    GL_NV_float_buffer, GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_fragment_program,
    GL_NV_fragment_program_option, GL_NV_fragment_program2, GL_NV_half_float,
    GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint,
    GL_NV_occlusion_query, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_pixel_data_range,
    GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_primitive_restart, GL_NV_register_combiners,
    GL_NV_register_combiners2, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
    GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc, GL_NV_texture_env_combine4,
    GL_NV_texture_expand_normal, GL_NV_texture_rectangle,
    GL_NV_texture_shader, GL_NV_texture_shader2, GL_NV_texture_shader3,
    GL_NV_vertex_array_range, GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program,
    GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, GL_NV_vertex_program2,
    GL_NV_vertex_program2_option, GL_NV_vertex_program3,
    GL_NVX_conditional_render, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_lod,
    GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow, GL_SUN_slice_accum
    glu version: 1.3
    glu extensions:
    GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010


    Well, I've been using the nvidia 173xx driver with my d900t mobo alienware 7700 laptop w/ the geforce 6800 256 mb..

    However, nvidia has officially dropped support for it ending in xorg server 1.15.... I can't update to 1.16

    So, if installing linux you need xorg 1.15... my arch install currently has this, but i find it pretty depressing that I have to hold back stuff; I don't know how long until there will be some kind of breakage, so I might go back to ubuntu or some kind of LTS release on this machine. The last time I tried nouveau, it only took up 1/4 of the screen, which really isn't an option :/ The laptop screen is broken w/ a line running through it, so it's set up outputting to a 1080p tv display.... which, DID work with the 173xx driver that is now unsupported.

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