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Old 11-18-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
Jayla
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how to set up Graphics drivers nvidia 7900?


Hi

How can I be sure I have the correct graphics drivers on my machine? I have a 7900 but there was no where in the installation procedure where I could specify this

I have installed some nvida drivers from the package manager, but how can I check to see if they are definately loaded?

I'm getting terribly bad FPS rates for native linux games, and I know my card/monitor can handle more than 1024 768 resolution

Thanks
 
Old 11-18-2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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what do these say?
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
glxinfo | grep server
glxinfo | grep direct
 
Old 11-18-2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the reply

heres the outcome of the commands you asked for

Code:
jimmy@jimmy-desktop:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
        Driver          "kbd"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Driver          "nv"
jimmy@jimmy-desktop:~$ glxinfo | grep server
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
jimmy@jimmy-desktop:~$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
jimmy@jimmy-desktop:~$


regards
 
Old 11-18-2007, 01:59 PM   #4
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You need to go to the Ubuntu wiki for instructions on installing the nvidia driver your card is supported by latest drivers.
 
  


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