Nvidia driver and crashes

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    SergioDeNIce

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    Hi there,

    I am setting up a retro PC double-booting Antix and XP.
    The base is a Netvista M42 8307 with a 2.8 GHz northwood pentium, 2GB of RAM and two optical drives (DVD reader and CD wirter, I guess).
    I have added a 120 GB SSD via a PATA to SATA adapter (the BIOS refuses to boot off the sata card!), a PCI SATA card with a 500 GB HDD, a PCI WiFi card and an AGP Geforce 6600 driving two dsplays via DVI and VGA.
    Under Antix it is rock solid however I get crashes on the XP side. Some BSOD say "could not initialize the sidplay driver" or something of the same vein. I suspect something is wrong with the nvidia driver (307.83) . Sometimes XP boots to a black screen, sometimes I get a BSOD dragging a window...
    Did someone here experience the same kind of trouble?
    TIA

    Serge
     
    SergioDeNIce, Oct 28, 2022
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    Elizabeth23

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    are you absolutely sure that you have the correct driver??

    when dual booting you usually install the older OS first, I have not any experience with Antix,

    you might need a CONVERTER versus an ADAPTER

    is your model capable of booting off an ssd?
     
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    SergioDeNIce

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    Hi Elizabeth,

    Thanks for your answer.
    The Nvidia page dedicated to this version states that the GF 6600 is supported.
    https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/57623/en-us/
    I indeed installed XP first, Antix version 21 came second. Grub works fine.
    I don't really know the difference between SATA converter and SATA adapter, however mine has no problem booting grub then either of the OSes.
    BR

    Serge
     
    SergioDeNIce, Oct 29, 2022
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    Borg

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    It might be display related, but no necessairly.
    When you see BSOD, write down with driver did the crash, write down exception number and address. That way you can try to track down where the problem is.
     
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    an adapter will just let the ends fit to connect, a converter, for example, takes sata and converts to ide, does not just let the pins connect. Do you get the difference?
     
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