HUMMMMMMM. Nouveau. I *sort" of remember that a while back. I’ll need to look into that, as that happened a while back but figure out if that was the problem it had been solved, or if it was the solution to a problem. I sort of remember it involved adding or removing a line I think in the boot process. You can probably find it in the CentOS forums. Right now we are in the middle of the Monsoon Season which I call the Migraine Season as I take drugs to keep me from crawling up the wall – or worse! Half the time I am stoned, and if it is REALLY bad I wake up take some more medicine, then go back to sleep. The worse Migraine I ever had lasted 72 hours and I was hitting the Fiorinal every 4 hours. It took over a week to “dry out”. But thank you for reminding me of Nouveau.
As to the Nidia GeForce GT 730… I know there is a GeForce GT1xxx that I’m thinking in buying. I bought the GT 730 ONLY because it had VGA which I need, though I later learned that there is a GT 1xxx that has a VGA port on it.
As to DELL… With due respect I would not buy ANYTHING from Dell – they are frequently overpriced, under powered, and obsolete when you buy them, pieces of crap. I’d be shocked if it has a PSU that is greater than 400W. I know, as my sister has has several of them, and guess who had to FIX them? They all came with either a 200W PSU or 250W PSU and Dell’s GoTo graphics card is the GeForce GT730. If you bought an ACTUAL WORKSTATION from them, you probably paid in excess of $2,000. I actually tore one of their computers apart after my sister managed to murder the case (don’t ask, it was unbelievable) and I got to study everything about that computer: The motherboard and associated stuff were all made in China, and bottom end parts – read CHEAP! – the parts were then sent to Mexico where the computer was assembled, and it was registered in Ireland, probably for Tax purposes. Depending on the parts you choose, you could BUILD a far better computer than whatever you bought from Dell for far less $$$. I just built my current workstation with an ASUS Prime X570 Pro motherboard, 64 GiB of GSkill Trident Z Neo DDR4 RAM (expandable to 128 GiB) , an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU (IF you can find one – it took me 9 months to located one ), a DVD player, Push/Pull CPU air cooled cooler, a Corsair 750 W PSU, and a GeForce GT 730 Graphics card, a 1TB Corsair NVMe 4.0 SSD, 1 TB, 2.5" SSD; and a 2 TB HHD, all housed in a Corsair Carbide 200R case for about $1,500 – $1,750 ( ~ $1,000 was between the CPU – $599 – and the RAM – ~ $300+ ).
Depending on the size of the case (my sister has one of Dell’s “mini towers” ) if it has a good size case check the size of the PSU and consider upgrading, if possible, as Dell uses a lot of proprietary parts that can’t be swapped out for off the shelf parts, then upgrade the graphics card. The limiting factor on a lot Dell equipment is the PSU, and frequenting the amount of installable RAM.
I’ve been on top of of SARS-CoV-2, aka CoViD-19 when it was still called the Wuhan Virus. Before that it was Ebola, and before that Dengue, Cholera, etc. – Hey everybody needs a “Hobby”!! Sadly I seriously doubt the Delta version of CoViD 19 will be the last we see of it – I suspect it is going mutate faster than we can vaccinate, that might render our current vaccines impotent in their ability to protect against it, only the next mutate will spread faster and be deadlier than the previous mutant. It is simply a numbers game, until you reach a point that the “herd” has been significantly been “thinned out” where the virus can’t reach the next host, thus dying out. And in population of 7.4 BILLION people… One thing you might want to do is plot global deaths and death by country and morbidity by variant to see where that point might be. If you have access to a decent workstation and may be SAS or “R”… or access to and time on a university Super Computer – As diseases go this is rather MILD roughly 3.5 to 4% mortality, though the morbidity rates are far, far higher. Compare that to Ebola Zaire with a mortality rate of roughly 90%. I have up to 20 Virtual Desktops at times where I tract all this data. I think it is time to throw up my data screens once again – I had taken them down around April… Hey everybody needs a Hobby!
At some point I’m going to check out Nouveau and see if I can dig it up. A lot depends when I am awake, and not raining. If you find out that info before I do please post. I have a lot of head scratchers. Stuff that runs on my current workstation refuses to run on on ocelot. Today I found and threw in the wimpy 250GB 2.5" SSD . I start experimentation with it tomorrow… or the day after… or
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