I am having problems with my dated NVIDIA GeForce 5200 AGP (128MB) card in my son’s computer. Nothing past driver 8776 will work on it with any stability, and I cannot get 8776 to install on any kernel more recent than 126.96.36.199 (I tried symlinking /usr/src/linux-188.8.131.52/include/linux/autoconf.h to config.h in the same directory, as advised on one forum, but it made no difference). No changes I have made in xorg.conf have made a dent either – stability has become horrible with hardware acceleration enabled. AFAIK, everything else on the system is working fine, so I cannot blame any contributing factors on its apparent degredation.
Well, it _was_ a cheap card, and it held up pretty good over time. I am now shopping online for a 7300 GS AGP card – they go for about Y13,000 locally (maybe $110). I’ll see if I can find one online for less. I found a card for my main system, but it is about $380, a supoerclocked 7800 GS AGP (256MB) from EVGA. I lust for this card.
So, I will wait for prices to drop a little over the next couple months before I go for that one.