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Old 06-03-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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Can't set Desktop effects?


Hey,

i am using a desktop computer which is having 1 gb ram,ge-force 2 but when i goto set the desktop effect to a 3d level the computer gets hanged/stops responding,is there any way to fic this problem and ya i am using fedora 12


VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)

thnx in advance

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Old 06-03-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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Hello,

GeForce2 is a NVidia graphics card so you'll need the NVidia drivers in order to use those goodies. I use the NVidia GeForce Go 7300 and before installing the NVidia kernel and drivers I had no possibilities of using any effects. After installing the correct drivers I'm using 'the Cube', exploding windows, whatever I want.

So search for how to install them in Fedora or wait untill someone else tells you because I don't know how to do that in Fedora. I use Slackware.

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Old 06-03-2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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Hey,


Sure,Thanks for your repsonse,And Hey i jst wanted to know whether there is any command through which i check whether the g-card is connected to my pc or not?



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Old 06-03-2010, 02:29 PM   #4
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Hello,

Normally if you run
Code:
lspci
lspci -v
lspci -v | more
and look for VGA, it should show. I assume however that you got the output from your first post using that command, so your card is not detected correctly (or is that the output for the graphics adapter on your mobo and is the GeForce card one you added?)

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Old 06-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #5
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hey,


00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE C
hipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrate
d Graphics Device
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at e8100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

this is the o/p of lscpi command.by looking at this o/p i strongly belive that the geforce is card is not connected!! is it strongly recommended that we have a g-card to run the 3d-effects?


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Old 06-03-2010, 02:47 PM   #6
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Hi,

One question, do you have one graphical adapter in your computer and are you sure that its a NVidia GeForce2?

You don't typically need a GeForce card to have 3D effects, those effects can be shown by lots of cards. What you do need is the correct driver for the graphics card that you use, hence my question.

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Old 06-03-2010, 03:04 PM   #7
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Hey,

Eric, i am really ashamed to say this but i dont know what those graphical adapter really is!! and as far as my memo helps me,i had installed geforce2(in xp) 4 years back for playing games! it worked smoothly!!


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Old 06-03-2010, 03:08 PM   #8
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Hello,

You don't need to be ashamed for anything. Well, if you're 100% sure that you have a NVidia GeForce card installed then I'd install the necessary drivers and see if that helps out. But it sounds strange to me that the card is being detected as another one.

You still haven't confirmed that this is the only graphics adapter in your computer. Is it? Is this computer a desktop or a laptop? If it's a desktop you can easily verify by opening the case and check the card physically.

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Old 06-03-2010, 03:27 PM   #9
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Hey,

i opened the case and i dint find any Nvedia card or its label in it,i guess the computer technicians dint place the card when i recently bought a new motherboard,neways now should i find the driver for the intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)??


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Old 06-03-2010, 03:51 PM   #10
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Hi,

Great, that's at least one possible problem out the door Now you'll have to check what driver your card is using and if it's the correct one.

First run
Code:
grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
to see which driver you're using and post the output here. Next run this command to find out if your card support 3D
Code:
glxgears
If the last commands reports frames per second (FPS) over 1000 then you should be 3D capable and we should be looking at configuring X.

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Old 06-03-2010, 03:56 PM   #11
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Hi,

The First Command Dint get executed for some reason:

[root@Home Manish]# grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
grep: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory

o/p of second command:

[root@Home Manish]# glxgears
1521 frames in 5.0 seconds = 304.109 FPS
1795 frames in 5.0 seconds = 358.651 FPS
1765 frames in 5.0 seconds = 352.657 FPS
1696 frames in 5.0 seconds = 338.714 FPS
1791 frames in 5.0 seconds = 358.159 FPS







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Old 06-03-2010, 04:05 PM   #12
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Hello,

Ok, no problem, just means that you don't use xorg.conf or that it's not correctly configured. What appears more important and most likely disappointing to you is that you apparently don't have enough frames per second to be 3D capable, so in my opinion no desktop effects for you using this card.

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Old 06-03-2010, 04:11 PM   #13
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Hello,

Have a look at these sites, the provide some more information and possible checks you can run.

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...d-drivers.html
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...hics-test.html

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Old 06-03-2010, 04:13 PM   #14
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hey,


No probs,and thnx a ton for sharing your knowlege with me




Kind Regards,
Manish
 
Old 06-03-2010, 04:15 PM   #15
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Hi,

You're welcome, no problem. Have fun with Linux.

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