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Old 08-07-2004, 06:20 PM   #1
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Gentoo and Nvidia drivers. Glxgears


Hi i just reinstalled gentoo. i used the 2.6 kernel. I emerged nvidia-kernel then did nvidia-glx realizing i didnt need to emerge nvidia-kernel at all just nvidia-glx. i finished installing gentoo and now glxgears runs acouple hundred fps slower than my old linux install also 2.6 gentoo. Anyone know what this might be? is it missconfig in my xorg.conf? or is the nvidia drivers fubar?

glgears avg is 1000 WTF that just seems so wrong. i browsed the fourms and found people with same video cards and slower pc's getting around 2k



AMD XP 2500+ (barton) 512MB DDR400 Asus A7VN8X-E Deluxe, MSI Geforce FX 5200 128mb.

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Old 08-07-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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Did you install with USE="~x86" to get the latest driver which is 6111?You may have installed the 4xxx driver.By the way I get 1500 without playing with the settings.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 07:27 PM   #3
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Yup its 6111.
What kind of system do you have to get those fps?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 08:44 PM   #4
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celeron 2.4 512 pc2700 Geforce 4 mx400 fresh install running blackbox.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 10:44 PM   #5
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3726 frames in 5.0 seconds = 745.200 FPS
3714 frames in 5.0 seconds = 742.800 FPS

2.6 P4 Asus P4P800 GeForceFX 5600 128mb
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yep something must be wrong
i don't know anything about Xorg but
are you loading the nVidia agp driver ???
do you have a folder
/proc/driver/nvidia/agp
lets see for me the config lines are
Option "NvAgp" "1"
Option "RenderAccel" "On"
 
Old 08-08-2004, 01:40 PM   #6
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yup have all of that. Last night i installed gentoo onto my crap box 750 Athlon 768Ram Geforce 2 Mx 32meg. Asus A7V133 motherboard. Glxgears was about 1300. I swapped the video cards putting my FX5200 in my crap box and it scored 1100.
but thats still 200fps more than my avg on my good box.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 05:52 PM   #7
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I get 2300 fps with XP 2600 and onboard GPU - something is mighty screwed up.If you are definite that your configurations are ok I'd try to use xfree instead or xorg.AFAIK Nvidia only supports xfree officially - shouldn't make a difference but I'd try it.Are you using any exotic CFLAGS?
 
Old 08-08-2004, 07:38 PM   #8
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ok going to give xfree a try
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:39 PM   #9
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the NV driver of XFree86 is broken on cards such as the FX5700 - on all distributions that still use XFree. (It works fine on xorg-6.7). XFree also does not autodetect this card, while Xorg does.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:02 PM   #10
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Did you try 'opengl-update nvidia'?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:04 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by crashmeister
I get 2300 fps with XP 2600 and onboard GPU
What mobo, screen resolution and bit depth is this at? That's an insanely high number for onboard video.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 04:14 AM   #12
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ya i did opengl-update
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:11 AM   #13
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Quote:
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What mobo, screen resolution and bit depth is this at? That's an insanely high number for onboard video.
biostar (some nforce2),1280x1024,24bit.

Keep in mind that glxgears is-not-a-benchmark.It's basically just there to check if hardware acceleration is working.Although looking at my laptop with about 500 fps (Intel 'extreme' graphics) about 4x the speed with the athlon box looks about right.
 
  


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