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#1 2020-09-26 20:36:32

kapqa
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Registered: 2019-01-02
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(core2duo workstation) NVIDIA Quadro FX 770 m - devuan reasonable?

Hello ,

i have an older workstation laptop with dualcore2duo cpu and NVIDIA Quadro FX 770 m.


Was thinking of installing Debian Wheezy on it, because it supports the Quadro FX 770m, but it would be nice to have a newer OS to support it.


Could i install Devuan and still make good use of the Quadro FX 770m? Are there any drivers for it on Devuan?



Thank you very much.

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#2 2020-09-26 20:57:16

larsH
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Re: (core2duo workstation) NVIDIA Quadro FX 770 m - devuan reasonable?

Hi

Yes it should be supported by the Nouveau driver . You can try a live ISO to check it out.

Have a nice day
Lars H

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#3 2020-09-26 23:20:19

Altoid
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Re: (core2duo workstation) NVIDIA Quadro FX 770 m - devuan reasonable?

Hello:

kapqa wrote:

... workstation laptop with dualcore2duo cpu and NVIDIA Quadro FX 770 m.

Unless I am mistaken, you can install ascii or Beowulf and the non-free 340XX legacy drivers with no issues.

See here https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/unix/legacy-gpu/ ...

link@Nvidia.com wrote:

The 340.xx driver supports the following set of GPUs.
NVIDIA GPU product     Device PCI ID
--- snip ------------------------------------
Quadro FX 770M                0x065C
--- snip ------------------------------------

... and here https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers … /a_id/3142

Devuan will be a great choice for your workstation.
Fit a fast solid state drive and as much memory as it will accept and it will fly.

Cheers,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2020-09-26 23:20:37)

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#4 2020-09-26 23:31:02

brocashelm
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Re: (core2duo workstation) NVIDIA Quadro FX 770 m - devuan reasonable?

I have Devuan installed on a very old laptop from the Pentium M era. Works smoothly for its age, and it's been all over the place.


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#5 2020-09-28 22:21:44

kapqa
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Re: (core2duo workstation) NVIDIA Quadro FX 770 m - devuan reasonable?

wow, thank you for your answers and help tips!

i have now installed beowulf on it and i am really impressed on how fast the system is!
small ssd is doing also some magic here.#

only the graphics maybe could be a bit better - i was shortly testing with debian stretch (debian 9) and with the legacy-nvidia driver it seems there is a bit better fps in unigine haven benchmark - maybe double framerate, not fully; not that i am so happy with closed-source drivers, but was wondering wat the workstation graphics can still give.

benchmark on devuan is low with nouveau but system is very stable and responsive!

Thank you all for making it posible @Devuan.

https://openbenchmarking.org/result/200 … EST3531331

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