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Old 03-10-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
jankom
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nvidia display driver on 2.6 mouse sluggish, screen paint garbled


A7N266, AMD 1800 Riva TNT2, FC3 2.6.10...

I had FC1 with Kernel 2.4 and nvidia driver installed June, last year. Worked OK except crashed if logged out and Xserver restarted by RH login screen.

Updated recently to Kernel 2.6 and to a clean installation of FC3. Downloaded latest nvidia unified driver, installed OK. When X starts nvidia splash screen comes in and Gnome starts OK. But when I move mouse pointer it moves jittery and leaves a trail. Has almost 1 second delay between jumps. Running a terminal within gnome is OK. glxgears is twice as fast as last year, now 1120fps in small screen and 158fps in full screen. But when closing glxgears or terminal or even start menu (sorry wor the vindoz speak) screan does not repaint correctly.

Any ideas?

When the nvidia driver installed it did complain about rivafb, but that module is not loaded. The xlog does not show any errors, just warning about hsync and vsync - but nv driver has the same warning and it works perfectly (but it does not have glx)

Thanks for any help or ideas,

Janos
 
Old 03-12-2005, 03:36 AM   #2
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Have you tried the latest driver, which was just released a few days ago.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 03:45 AM   #3
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The TNT2 had problems with the 6629 drivers, I had the same prob you had even. Had to downgrade, but I believe reddazz in right, give the latest ones a stab, I believe they fixed the problems with the tnt2 cards.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 06:06 AM   #4
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I installed them on a system running kernel 2.6.11 and a RIVA TNT2 32MB card and they work fine, whereas the 6629 drivers didn't.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 07:59 AM   #5
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Thanks, redazz and Thorium. I'll start downloading now (I have dialup only( and will report back. - jankom
 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:39 PM   #6
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Thanks again, reddazz (and sorry for misspelling your name the first time) and Thorium! The new driver 7167 works!. This completes my long migration from kernel 2.4 to 2.6 which by the way was initiated by installing a wireless card (Lynksis needed ndiswrapper, ndiswrapper needed 2.6, etc.)

glxgears is around 600fps in small screeen (speeds up if I move the mouse !?) and 166fps in full screen.

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