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Old 09 September 2004   #1
Lightbulb Nvidia crash/hack/fix

This is a real cheesy fix for the Nvidia driver crash problem. Simply put, I uninstalled the driver and told windows not to install another one. This makes window suse a default VGA driver. I still have all my colors and resolutions, but things can get a bit slow. It's still faster than crashing every few miunutes. I've actually managed to get something done.
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Old 09 September 2004   #2
ok, so far on what i've read, this sounds like one program i should avoid!
 
Old 09 September 2004   #3
Originally Posted by dudders: ok, so far on what i've read, this sounds like one program i should avoid!



If you are referring to Modo, I wouldn't necessarily draw that conclusion. So far, I like what I see for a 1.0 release. The real challenge for Lux will be maintaining an aggressive update cycle, in spite of their efforts to launch the other layout/rendering/components.
 
Old 09 September 2004   #4
nice trolling

shame you out of focus. its not the program you should avoid , its the nv driver.

anyway judging from your post, and thinking a bit further, i guess it's better for you to skip the program after all
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Old 09 September 2004   #5
Brad said turning off Vertex Arrays in the OpenGL setting reduced or eliminated the NVIDIA driver crash problem. Is this not the case?

BTW: I think Luxology is currently testing a new NVIDIA driver the may solve the issue.

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Old 09 September 2004   #6
Yes, turning vertex arrays off will lower the chances of nvidia drivers causing the crash, the best way to fix the problem is to reset your drivers to the earliest possible ones, (right around 41.XX is the best) most of them have drivers that date back to v44.xx which work well as well... NVidia has acknowledged the problem and has stated that they have a fix in test.
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Old 09 September 2004   #7
Hello,

I'm just wondering :

- Wasn't this bug reported by your betatesters. I don't understand how you can release a software that only work with 6 months old drivers :( ...

- I have a 6800 at my office and I can run maya, 3dsmax and lightwave without any problem. So how modo can be so different and requiere special driver/update ???

(I'm just collecting some infos before buying modo ^^)

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Old 09 September 2004   #8
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Originally Posted by Dion Burgoyne: Yes, turning vertex arrays off will lower the chances of nvidia drivers causing the crash, the best way to fix the problem is to reset your drivers to the earliest possible ones, (right around 41.XX is the best) most of them have drivers that date back to v44.xx which work well as well... NVidia has acknowledged the problem and has stated that they have a fix in test.

Yes I have the old driver on my Nvidia Quadro and work very good with MODO
 
Old 09 September 2004   #9
PaQ:

It was my understanding that NVIDIA claimed responsibilitly for the bug. I guess Luxology made a judgement call to go ahead with the release with NVIDIA working new drivers that would eliminate the problem. Remember this is a new application coded from the ground up with current technology. I have seen nothing but good faith from Luxology so far. This is a 1.0 release and everyone is working hard to fix any problems.

Maya, 3dsmax and Lightwave all have much older code bases.

-jscott
 
Old 09 September 2004   #10
Originally Posted by PaQ: - Wasn't this bug reported by your betatesters. I don't understand how you can release a software that only work with 6 months old drivers :( ...

Yes, we did see it through beta testing, we felt that since the problem was not of our making that we should go ahead and release the software. We actually are using a lot of the same information as Maya uses for their recommended and "only supports" section. Other software manufacturers will not even support running on "consumer" level cards, modo does not see the distinction, and instead we decided to fight for a fix for these drivers
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Old 09 September 2004   #11
Well, Brad had mentioned in another thread that nvidia has sent you the fixed driver last week? But you've made no mention of whether or not the fix from them has worked out ok.

edit: Oh and btw, there have been several reports from quadro owners who have been experiencing crashing as well when using any of their recent drivers. So it isn't just "consumer level cards".

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Old 09 September 2004   #12
NVidia NDA, but yes, we do have a copy of the driver and it is being tested, so far everyone says that it fixes the problem...
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Old 09 September 2004   #13
I have a quadro fx1000 and its crashed once in approximately 6 days using 56.72 drivers and now 61.76, pretty darn good imho, I have had much worse from releases of other so called "pro" cg software in the 3+ stage of release.

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Old 09 September 2004   #14
anyone heard on the update drivers?
 
Old 09 September 2004   #15
Originally Posted by dudders: ok, so far on what i've read, this sounds like one program i should avoid!

Absolutely not! this is just a temporary fix until the next Nvidia drivers cmoe out. The fact that I can solve the problem by removing the Nvidia driver shows it is in fact an Nvidia problem.
 
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