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Old 12-07-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
n.b.r.
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nVidia Quadro FX - no direct rendering


I know almost nothing about 3d acceleration so please bear with me
lspci reports the card:
Code:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34GL [Quadro FX 500/600 PCI] (rev a1)
I installed the nvidia driver with the binary package "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run" obtained from nVidia's site. It built the module fine, and I modified xorg.conf as directed in the readme. I get the splash screen, and the frame rate is very high (at least compared to what I'm used to) - glxgears reports a frame rate of about 13000 FPS. However glxinfo tells me this:
Code:
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_allocate_memory,
    GLX_MESA_swap_control, GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method,
    GLX_OML_sync_control, GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
GLX extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGI_make_current_read,
    GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: Quadro FX 500/FX 600/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (2.0.0 NVIDIA 76.76)
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture,
    GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shadow,
    GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra,
    GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, GL_EXT_blend_minmax,
    GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord,
    GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_paletted_texture,
    GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
    GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture3D,
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, GL_EXT_texture_lod,
    GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_rectangle,
    GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip,
    GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_INGR_blend_func_separate,
    GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color, GL_NV_depth_clamp,
    GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_light_max_exponent,
    GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
    GL_NV_texture_env_combine4, GL_NV_texture_rectangle,
    GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_border_clamp,
    GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SGIX_depth_texture,
    GL_SGIX_shadow, GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays, GL_SUN_slice_accum
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
    GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

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Am I missing something here?
 
Old 12-09-2005, 01:26 AM   #2
drorex2
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the 13000 FPS from glxgears sounds plenty fine to me...I have a GeForce 6600, and glxinfo also gives me Direct Rendering: No. However I can play plenty of 3d-accelerated games just fine. (Neverball, Chromium, Tux Racer, etc).

Are you actually having any problems? Or you just saw the "Direct Rendering: No" and got worried?
 
Old 12-09-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
n.b.r.
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Thanks for the reply.
I am happy with the frame rate, most apps run well. I do have a problem with some programs, for example 3ddesktop, which check for direct rendering at startup.

"Or you just saw the "Direct Rendering: No" and got worried?"

Pretty much. I just want to make sure I'm getting as much out of it as I can.
 
  


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