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Old 07-19-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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A hint of lag, and quality of videos are bad.


Hey. I installed gentoo, and eventually KDE. I was actually suprised KDE even loaded at all. I love gentoo.

Anyway I Installed mplayer + kplayer and the video quality are terrible. I also am experiencing a bit of lag when I move the windows, (or maybe its just me).


os[Linux 2.6.12-gentoo-r6 - ] up[ 9 hours, 56 minutes]
cpu[Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz SMP (2
processors), 2594.066 MHz (10305.53 bogomips)] mem[
702.03/883.32 MB (79.5%)] video[nVidia Corporation NV34
[GeForce FX 5200] (rev 161). at 1280x1024 (16 bits)]
 
Old 07-19-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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You do have dma enabled on your harddisks? "hdparm /dev/hdx"
 
Old 07-19-2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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/dev/hdx: No such file or directory

 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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You have to fill in your harddisk instead of the x I can tell that hd is ok but after that I don't know. hda is your first hard disk, hdb your second. Unless you have raid thingies but I don't know how that works.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:20 PM   #5
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/dev/hda:
multcount = 16 (on)
IO_support = 0 (default 16-bit)
unmaskirq = 0 (off)
using_dma = 1 (on)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 256 (on)
geometry = 16383/255/63, sectors = 80026361856, start = 0


/dev/hdb:
multcount = 16 (on)
IO_support = 0 (default 16-bit)
unmaskirq = 0 (off)
using_dma = 1 (on)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 256 (on)
geometry = 65535/16/63, sectors = 80026361856, start = 0
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:14 PM   #6
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No problem there. Do you have the nvidia drivers from the nvidia site and do you have the right driver set in xorg.xonf (nvidia)
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:46 PM   #7
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I'm not too sure where I Would find linux drivers for my card?


http://usa.asus.com/products/vga/v9520m/overview.htm

??

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Old 07-19-2005, 02:47 PM   #8
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On the nvidia site.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 03:49 PM   #9
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Alright I tried to make a xorg.conf file using the NVIDIA's sample. It won't load X after this. I don't know what to do.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 03:50 PM   #10
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What error does it give?

So did you install the nvidia driver as well? If you change the driver to "nvidia" you must have installed the driver as well.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 03:54 PM   #11
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The installation of the drivers went well.

It told me to make sure to update x86config or xorg.conf or something. I used their example and X11 didnt load.
 
Old 07-19-2005, 04:28 PM   #12
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Do you have the old xorg.conf file still? It's pretty simple. The only thing you need to do is open it and search the video device part. There's a line with driver on it. Probably it now has the wrong driver behind it. Change it to "nvidia" (the complete line looks like this then:

Quote:
Driver "nvidia"
 
Old 07-19-2005, 04:35 PM   #13
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I tried this and it gives a fatal IO error



Quote:
# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"

# The Identifier must be present.

Identifier "Generic VGA"

# The Driver line must be present. When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module. Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

Driver "nvidia"

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Old 07-19-2005, 05:01 PM   #14
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Did you do "modprobe nvidia" before starting X?

Is the rest of the file ok?

Also by googleing a bit I found there are a couple of IO errors with a number behind it. If the error still exists can you post the which error number it has too?
 
Old 07-19-2005, 05:18 PM   #15
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I'm installing XP under vmware right now, but Once its done i'll try it out and get back to you with a reply.
 
  


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