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Old 12-30-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation 3D Acceleration on nVidia GeForce MX/MX 400 card


i recently installed cedega 6.0.3 in the hope of playing games in linux but it claims i don't have 3D acceleration enabled on my video card, please help
 
Old 12-30-2007, 09:50 AM   #2
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Have you tried:
System - Administration - Restricted Drivers Manager
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I know I had this card a couple of years ago, but I don't remember if I got it working with 3d drivers. It's a pretty old piece of hardware. If the restricted drivers manager doesn't show you an installable driver, try the nvidia-glx-legacy package.

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Old 12-30-2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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Is it just cedega that's not working or do you need to install the 3D drivers?
Older cards have been pulled out of the regular nvidia driver and placed in a separate set of legacy drivers.

You don't mention what distro you're trying this on, but this wiki describes how to set it up on Debian systems, but it also includes generic installation instructions. You may want to google around for other distro-specific methods.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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i'm using ubuntu 7.10, i've got the nvidia-glx package and all openGL programs work, cedega just claims there is not 3D Acceleration available
 
Old 12-30-2007, 12:05 PM   #5
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i'll see is installing Direct X under wine helps...
 
Old 12-30-2007, 05:41 PM   #6
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i'll see is installing Direct X under wine helps...
definitely not.

As I said, you need the nvidia-glx-legacy driver. Have you tried installing it via System-Administration-Restricted Drivers ?
 
Old 01-02-2008, 04:42 AM   #7
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yes i have, it can't even handle 800x600 with the legacy drivers, it crashes on boot and goes into "low graphics mode" and changes to veesa generic drivers, i'm using the nvidia-glx drivers (not legacy) and i'm able to get whatever res my monitor can handle, cedega (occasionally) says it has 3d acceleration like every 3rd or 4th time i run the test.

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Old 01-02-2008, 12:41 PM   #8
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I have a GeForce2 MX400. Is that the same card? I think there's also a MX400 in the GeForce4 line that works with more recent drivers. For mine I use the nvidia driver version 7267. It was one of the last versions that included support for my card. To install it I simply downloaded the .run file from nvidia and install it manually from a command prompt.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 12:15 AM   #9
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yea i did that, (ubuntu doesn't like staying down eh?) i rebooted gdm and it crashed down into low graphics mode, my card is nVidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (rev b2), thats the readout from lspci
it has NVidia NV11 before it though... i have no idea what that means but...
 
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it appears that nvidia have brought the GeForce2 MX/MX 400 out of legacy, they have a separate package for it now
 
  


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