When running cudaminer once it tries to initialize the card the entire screen freezes. The computer itself is still running but the Xorg is done for, you cannot even switch to another console window and must reboot (even an mdm or Xorg restart does not help).
At first cudaminer will give you these errors:
...retry after 15 seconds
GPU #0: Geforce 210 with compute ca........
At first my BIOS said the card may not work right because there is no more option ROM space.
I disabled the Option ROM for both LSI 1068 and 2008 chipsets, Network Boot ROM and most other PCI slots, Serial Port, etc... and the message went away but the card still does not work properly.
But it still cannot initialize the card properly(does not work):
[ 33.943272] NVRM: This PCI I/O region assigned to your NVIDIA device is invalid:........
Iused the slightly older "304.117" version and it worked.
With the newest version Icouldn't get X to start and kept getting these errors in messages/dmesg.
[ 2346.083660] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: irq 44 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 2350.608342] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x12:0x2b:1831)
[ 2350.608354] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
[ 2350.608369] NVRM: nvidia_frontend_open: minor 0, module->open() failed, err........
For years I've always built cheap systems believing that there is little difference in more expensive components when it comes to reliability and quality, I generally believe this still except for Power Supplies.
I've always bought cheap cases with nice sounding 350-550W stock/cheap/crap power supplies and haven't had any issues for the most part until recently.
One such case is an NGEAR case with a 550W Optimax power supply, I always read that these supplies don't produce the........
I've had an old Blackberry for a few years and I was ready to spend some serious cash on a nice Nokia. I love the idea of the Linux based Symbian S60 OS, so I was looking at phones like the E63, E71 (both are basically the same, at least CPU/screensize although E71 is thinner, has a 3MP camera, has GPS, and has dedicated buttons to adjust the volume).
Then Iheard about the N97 and what a revolution it was supposed to be and it was even compared to iPhone.