To OldPolack: You were absolutely right. I did what you said, and sure enough, everything comes up roses, including my old stick-in-the-mud desktop display!
[doug@Linux1 ~]$ uname -a
Linux Linux1 3.2.18-pclos1.pae.bfs #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue May 22 04:56:12 CEST 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Now, to CaptainSarcastic: I have both the 173 and the current DKMS files installed, according to Synaptic. It's hard for me to remember what
was going on with all the problems trying to get 3.2.xx running, but it seemed like I could not get anything but the original 2.6...NON pae running
until I installed the dkms 173...2012. As I mentioned in the thread originally, when I first installed the 3.2.xx kernel, Synaptic deleted the 173 version.
I don't think it was even in the repo for a few days. I don't know how to convert the -2012 version to the -current version, and I don't want to
get locked out of everything. The display works fine now, with one exception:
I don't know if it's the driver or something else--
I can no longer get a second display on the TV thru either the DVI or the HDMI connector on the card, and this is true in _both Linux and XP_.
I don't know if the driver set something in the card, or if there's something else wrong. As per a previous thread, I could get video from
Linux, and both video and sound in XP. I decided back then, after much futzing around, that I would be satisfied with just XP, so I could
watch delayed TV shows and/or movies, but now I get nothing on the TV, so if there are any suggestions along that route, I'd like to
have them. If not, I'll call the GeForce people and see what, if anything, they suggest. (I know they don't support Linux, but they
should support XP, and that's all I really need for that application.)
Thanx for the input, gang. --doug