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Old 06-30-2003, 04:14 PM   #1
DrLandluver
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Angry 3d acceleration help with Nvidia drivers


So here's my problem. I use SuSE 8.2 Pro, Nvidia Geforce 4 ti4200 128mb, Samtron 96BDF monitor, 750mhz athlon cpu.

I installed the Nvidia drivers sucessfully after a long time of reading man pages and the sort. I used the script sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run --kernel-name=2.4.20-4GB-athlon to install it, and everything went fine. No errors or anything. So after I installed the drivers, I went into SaX2 and enabled 1600x1200 mode, 16 bit colors, and enabled 3d acceleration. I clicked finish and the such, and then tested my new settings. The new resolution and color mode worked fine, but the 3d acceleration. I recieved an error message saying
_________________________________________________
(EE) NVIDIA (0) : *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
_________________________________________________


So being stupid, I clicked ok and then finalized the settings without testing again. Then when I tried to startup in init 5 mode, it went to text only. I sort of expected this, so I immedietly switched to init 3 and ran SaX 2. I disabled 3d acceleration. I just can't figure out how to get 3d acceleration working!! I have included a copy of my XF86Config

TIA for any help

Dr. Landluver
Landluver9@cox.net



<XF86Config>
___________________________________________________
# /.../
# SaX generated XFree86 config file
# Created on: 2000-01-01.
#
# Version: 4.7
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2002
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (4.7)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#
Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
Option "RandR" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"
Load "freetype"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "Keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "MapName" "Standard Keyboard [ pc104 ]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
DisplaySize 360 270
HorizSync 27-85
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "96BDF97BDF"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "SAMTRON"
VertRefresh 50-160
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "640x480" 23.96 640 656 720 864 480 480 484 501
Modeline "640x480" 27.96 640 656 720 864 480 480 485 501
Modeline "640x480" 31.95 640 656 720 864 480 480 485 501
Modeline "640x480" 35.94 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 39.94 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 43.93 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 47.92 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 51.92 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 55.91 640 656 720 904 480 480 491 501
Modeline "1600x1200" 174.72 1600 1696 2048 2144 1200 1200 1213 1221
Modeline "1600x1200" 176.80 1600 1696 2048 2144 1200 1200 1213 1221
Modeline "1600x1024" 127.80 1600 1616 1968 2368 1024 1024 1033 1070
Modeline "1600x1024" 149.09 1600 1616 1968 2368 1024 1024 1035 1070
Modeline "1600x1024" 170.39 1600 1616 1968 2368 1024 1024 1036 1070
Modeline "1600x1024" 176.80 1600 1616 1968 2368 1024 1024 1037 1070
Modeline "1600x1000" 124.80 1600 1616 1968 2368 1000 1000 1009 1044
Modeline "1600x1000" 145.60 1600 1616 1968 2368 1000 1000 1010 1044
Modeline "1600x1000" 166.40 1600 1616 1968 2368 1000 1000 1012 1044
Modeline "1600x1000" 176.80 1600 1616 1968 2368 1000 1000 1013 1044
Modeline "1400x1050" 114.41 1400 1416 1704 1944 1050 1050 1060 1097
Modeline "1400x1050" 133.48 1400 1416 1704 1944 1050 1050 1061 1097
Modeline "1400x1050" 152.54 1400 1416 1704 1944 1050 1050 1063 1097
Modeline "1400x1050" 154.36 1400 1416 1704 1944 1050 1050 1063 1097
Modeline "1280x1024" 102.24 1280 1296 1552 1736 1024 1024 1033 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 119.28 1280 1296 1552 1736 1024 1024 1035 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 136.31 1280 1296 1552 1736 1024 1024 1036 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 141.44 1280 1296 1552 1736 1024 1024 1037 1070
Modeline "1280x960" 95.85 1280 1296 1552 1736 960 960 968 1003
Modeline "1280x960" 111.82 1280 1296 1552 1736 960 960 970 1003
Modeline "1280x960" 127.80 1280 1296 1552 1792 960 960 971 1003
Modeline "1280x960" 141.44 1280 1296 1552 1792 960 960 973 1003
Modeline "1152x864" 77.55 1152 1168 1384 1568 864 864 871 902
Modeline "1152x864" 90.48 1152 1168 1384 1568 864 864 873 902
Modeline "1152x864" 103.40 1152 1168 1384 1568 864 864 874 902
Modeline "1152x864" 116.33 1152 1168 1384 1568 864 864 877 902
Modeline "1152x864" 127.16 1152 1168 1384 1568 864 864 877 902
Modeline "1024x768" 61.19 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 775 802
Modeline "1024x768" 71.39 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 776 802
Modeline "1024x768" 81.59 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 777 802
Modeline "1024x768" 91.79 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 781 802
Modeline "1024x768" 101.99 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 781 802
Modeline "1024x768" 112.88 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 781 802
Modeline "800x600" 37.44 800 816 928 1072 600 600 605 626
Modeline "800x600" 43.68 800 816 928 1072 600 600 606 626
Modeline "800x600" 49.92 800 816 928 1072 600 600 607 626
Modeline "800x600" 56.16 800 816 928 1072 600 600 613 626
Modeline "800x600" 62.40 800 816 928 1112 600 600 613 626
Modeline "800x600" 68.64 800 816 928 1112 600 600 613 626
Modeline "800x600" 74.88 800 816 928 1112 600 600 613 626
Modeline "800x600" 81.12 800 816 928 1112 600 600 613 626
Modeline "800x600" 88.40 800 816 928 1112 600 600 613 626
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1600x1024" "1600x1000" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce4 Ti 4200"
Driver "nv"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
Option "Rotate" "off"
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection
________________________________________________
</XF86Config>
 
Old 06-30-2003, 04:28 PM   #2
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change driver 'nv' to driver 'nvidia'
 
Old 06-30-2003, 04:51 PM   #3
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I just tried that and it didn't work. After I changed the 'nv' to 'nvidia', I opened up SaX2, removed my video card that had the nv drivers, and added the same video card with the nvidia drivers. I still can't enable 3d acceleration and have it work though.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 04:54 PM   #4
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open a root terminal and type 3Ddiag any errors?
 
Old 06-30-2003, 05:07 PM   #5
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linux:/home/Landluver # 3Ddiag
3Ddiag version 0.691
Verifying 3D configuration:
Using 3dinfo
************************************************************

Verifying 3D configuration based on XFree86 4 for 3D board
"nVidia Corporation GeForce4 Ti 4200 (10de@0253)":


Verifying driver installation:
nvidia ... done.

Tests for correct OpenGL libraries/GLX extensions:

Test for correct XFree86 version ... done.

Tests for XFree86 configuration:
Config File /etc/X11/XF86Config ... done.
Driver ... failed!
================================================================
3D Hardware acceleration is not used. To use 3D
Hardware acceleration please specify the entry

Driver "nvidia"

in the Section "Device" of your /etc/X11/XF86Config.
================================================================
Color Depth ... done.
Extensions ... done.
Options ... done.

----------------------- NOTE -----------------------------------
If 3D hardware OpenGL configuration is not stable enough, you
should switch back to 'Mesa Software Rendering'. You can
verify this configuration with the command "3Ddiag --mesasoft".
----------------------- NOTE -----------------------------------

Checking GLU/glut runtime configuration:
GLU ... done (package mesaglu)
glut ... done (package mesaglut)
linux:/home/Landluver #


that is the output. Not sure how to interpret that
 
Old 06-30-2003, 06:20 PM   #6
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ok, a couple more things to try, first run SuSEconfig from the root prompt, then reboot the machine and enter the bios setup, make sure you are assigning an irq to the video card, also check that plug and play is off.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 09:41 PM   #7
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Ok. My Vid card was already assigned to an irq (11) plug and play (assuming you meant OS) is disabled. Any other ideas? I'm really stuck here.

Thanks for your help so far too.

Dr. Landluver
 
Old 06-30-2003, 10:36 PM   #8
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in the modules section move > load 'glx' to the top of the list(shouldn't matter, but mine is that way). save, exit, and at this point i would drop to init 3, cd to the driver and install again, without the --kernel 2.4. blah bit at the end.jump back to init 5 to see if there is any improvement.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 10:42 PM   #9
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this may be a stupid question, but did you get the files that are built for suse...cause nvidia has a seperate package for that distro?
 
Old 06-30-2003, 11:03 PM   #10
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The only SuSE specific drivers I saw were for 8.1 and below. I tried everything you tried rshaw, but when I try to go back to init 5 after installing, it brings me to text only mode. It just can't handle the nvidia drivers. Also, another thing, my default is the 'nv' drivers. I mean that if I want to enable 3d acceleration, I have to remove my gfx card from SaX2 and then add it again for it to recognize the new drivers. When I try to go into init 5 it does this automatically.


Dr. Landluver

P.S. If it matters, I can only install the Nvidia drivers with my kernel specified.

Last edited by DrLandluver; 06-30-2003 at 11:05 PM.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 11:09 PM   #11
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http://sdb.suselinux.hu/en/sdb/html/...vidia4349.html

ok d00d scroll down a little on this page and look what it says...it has necessary steps for installing on suse 8.2..
i'm not sure if you already did this, so if not i hope it works out for ya.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 09:38 AM   #12
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Had the same thing with my GeForce 2MX400 so I switched over to a Radeon 9600 Pro... now i'm stuck with the FireGl drivers
 
Old 07-01-2003, 09:51 AM   #13
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odd, i have a 2mx400, and had no problems.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 02:43 PM   #14
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I tried doing the update, but I got an error. After that I just tried to move it into tmp and did the rest of the instructions. It still didn't work. Any more suggestions?

Thanks
Dr. Landluver
 
Old 07-02-2003, 02:55 PM   #15
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I've already posted my sad story, but I'm also crashing my machine each time I try "nvidia" in the x config file.

mdk9.1 GeForce4 440
 
  


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