i have a NVidia MX 4000 installed and jNod

Project:JNode Core
Category:bug report

i have a NVidia MX 4000 installed and jNode has a problem loading the drivers. as a result i get very low res gui (640x480/4 max and the colors are mixed up.the desktop is red, the taskbar is yellow and the start menu has the color of a rainbow!).i am posting the output of a program peda suplied me through the irc chanel, that (hopefully) displays the information required for any debugging.


Same probleme with "nVidia

I have same probleme with "nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]", tested on Jnode 2.5 iso.

Same problem.

nVidia GeForce Go 7900 GTX

Is there a resolution in the works?

nobody working on it

afaik, nobody is working on solving that.

my blog (in english and french)

Better late than never?

I have 5 NVidia cards here, all of which I tried with Jnode at first.
I have found that if the PCI ID of the card is not in the list of supported PCI IDs for the Jnode release, then the default 640x480/4 desktop is what you get.

If you can boot a Linux (from disk or LiveCD), then the lspci utility can help list out the PCI IDs for installed devices.

I ended up making a list of valid PCI IDs recognized by Jnode, and building a spare system that has explicitly supported hardware.

Supported NVidia devices under 0.2.5 release are:
10de:0020 Riva TNT ( NV04A )
10de:0028 RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro ( NV04A )
10de:0029 RIVA TNT2 Ultra ( NV04A )
10de:002c Vanta/Vanta LT ( NV04A )
10de:002d RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro ( NV04A )
10de:00a0 Aladdin TNT2 ( NV04A )
10de:0100 GeForce 256 ( NV10A )
10de:0101 GeForce DDR ( NV10A )
10de:0110 GeForce2 MX/MX 400 ( NV11 )
10de:0111 GeForce2 MX 100 DDR/200 DDR ( NV11DDR )
10de:0202 GeForce 3Ti500 ( NV10A )
10de:0286 GeForce4 4200 Go ( NV28M )

If you want to add another card:
1. download the sources
2. be sure you can build from source successfully before starting to hack it up
3. add a mapper ID for your NVidia card to $JNODE_BUILD_DIR/all/build/descriptors/org.jnode.driver.video.nvidia.xml
4. Rebuild
5. Test Smiling

Let me know if this helps.
Robert "Exile In Paradise" Murphey