After installing the nvidia-glx and kernel-module-nvidia as per instructed here,
I get a lot of tearing when playing OpenGL based games (UT2004, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory). I've went into /etc/security/console.perms and commented out the dri sections with no luck, so I put the file back to how it was just to keep things simple until I get it fixed. I have no idea where to start. I've turned off all antialiasing, anistropic filtering, and texture sharpening. Under the OpenGL section in Nvidia X Server Settings, I have Allow Flipping checked (it seemed important, said applied immediately), with Sync to VBlank off. Tried VBlank on with no luck, either. Under X Server XVideo Settings, I also tried Sync to VBlank in both areas (Video Texture Adapter, Video Blitter Adapter).
I have also tried manually installing the drivers with the same outcome.
This is on a P4 System with an ASUS P4P-800E Motherboard. The card is an Nvidia GeForceFX 5600. Here the information clipped from the Nvidia program.
Graphics Processor: GeForceFX 5600
Bus Type: AGP
VBIOS Version: 04.31.20.26.02
Video Memory: 128MB
Operating System: Linux-x86
NVIDIA Driver Version: 1.0-7167
glxinfo | grep OpenGL returns
[fragile@acheron ~]$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce FX 5600/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.5.3 NVIDIA 71.67
also tried this with no luck
Edit your .bashrc file (or /etc/bashrc as root) and add this line:
So how can I fix this tearing problem? Searching through the net didn't produce any help either, I only found one person who had this problem and they never responded if they actually have it fixed or not. Has anyone seen this fixed?
EDIT: My refresh rates for my monitor in my xorg.conf are ..
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 85.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
This is a Samsung 700DF, and I think the only difference is the monitor is able to HorizSync at 30 - 96, I'll try changing it and see if it works afterwards. I changed it once and was getting a monitor out of sync message during boot, but once gdm starts it disappeared. Strange
EDIT: Also uninstalled the latest nvidia driver and installed 6629 from nvidia's site with same outcome. Now am trying NvAGP "1" with no luck, maybe 2 will do it. er, tried with NvAGP "2" with no luck either. I'm running out of ideas fast. I guess I'll try pulling the 6800GT out of my other machine and plug it in here.