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Old 01-02-2004, 06:50 AM   #1
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Nvidia GeForce MX 440 - 3D Acceleration SLOW


Hello. I have an Nvidia GeForce MX 440 and the 3D Acceleration is soooooo SLOW!! I can play TuxRacer (but it's very choppy and doesn't look good) and I can't play armegatron or chromium. In Xscreensaver the GL graphics demos look OK and it tells me my FPS is about 14-20.

I have Mesa3D installed, I'm running Mandrake 9.1 and using the default drivers that come with it. But when I tried to install the latest NVidia drivers, when X started, it didn't get me into KDE. The whole screen just stayed black. I heard that this was a bug in the driver or something like that.

Now is it just because my graphics card is really old and outdated or is there something wrong with Mesa3D?
 
Old 01-02-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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When you begin to search, you'll find many people having problems with the latest Nvidia drivers. Specifically the blank screen after installing and not getting a X server. Along with searching LQ and through Google, read this thread ->
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...904#post678904
 
Old 01-03-2004, 12:20 AM   #3
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Okay. I downloaded the patched driver from http://www.sh.nu/download/nvidia/linux-2.4/.

But- it says you need a precompiled kernal interface. I tried installing the driver but it says it couldn't find a precompiled kernal interface. So how do I get that? And I don't even know how to compile a kernal yet either!
 
Old 01-03-2004, 12:39 AM   #4
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Originally posted by BlueCarrot
Okay. I downloaded the patched driver from http://www.sh.nu/download/nvidia/linux-2.4/.

But- it says you need a precompiled kernal interface. I tried installing the driver but it says it couldn't find a precompiled kernal interface. So how do I get that? And I don't even know how to compile a kernal yet either!
Okey dokey. There is a reason people are having to patch the new driver that comes from Nvidia to get it to work - it has a problem. I don't know what the problem is, and don't see that anyone's gotten any better results with it. So, quit fighting the thing, and use the driver one version before it that works ->

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4496.html

If you follow the instructions here README - Text Version you should be able to get it installed without any problems. When you install the driver, do be sure that you're connected to the internet, and that your X-server is not running. You can get out of X by doing Alt + Ctl + Backspace. I do suggest that you print out the parts of the README file that you will need to follow, such as how to edit the XF86Config file, before you exit X.

And on my comp it says the same about no precompiled kernel interface, and when I keep entering at OK it compiles one for me.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 02:02 AM   #5
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Woah thanks! With the old version it works great! TuxRacer works much better, now I can controll tux better and actually win the race! Also, Chromium work great too! (First time I tried it). I have yet to play Armegatron, but it probably works too. I used Emacs to view the README and edit the XFree86 config file at the same time.

So I guess it's up to Nvidia to fix it's latest drivers.... then I might upgrade.

Last edited by BlueCarrot; 01-04-2004 at 02:03 AM.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:40 AM   #6
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Woah thanks! With the old version it works great! TuxRacer works much better, now I can controll tux better and actually win the race! Also, Chromium work great too! (First time I tried it). I have yet to play Armegatron, but it probably works too. I used Emacs to view the README and edit the XFree86 config file at the same time.

So I guess it's up to Nvidia to fix it's latest drivers.... then I might upgrade.
Glad to hear it's working better for you, and that you used Emacs as an editor.

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