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Old 05-30-2005, 09:37 PM   #1
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IM running Lycoris and I have the Game Pak how do I enable the Direct Rendering


I need it to play games like 3d games
 
Old 05-30-2005, 09:59 PM   #2
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What graphics card do you have?
Run 'glxgears' in a terminal and tell us what the average FPS would be with the default window size (the FPS is echoed to the terminal every second).
 
Old 05-30-2005, 10:01 PM   #3
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i have the Ultra Agp 128 m ram i have 840 frms per 5 seconds

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Old 05-30-2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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You need to install Nvidia's GeForce drivers then.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux.html
Pick the driver (probably IA32 unless you have a 64-bit chip).
Then follow the instructions to install and setup (make sure you read the README file).

I'm not sure if Lycoris has an easier way...
 
Old 05-30-2005, 11:10 PM   #5
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didnt help
 
Old 05-30-2005, 11:52 PM   #6
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didnt help
Eh?
You wanna run "games like 3d games", so you could do with hardware rendering and therefore the manufacturer drivers..
 
Old 05-31-2005, 12:11 AM   #7
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swear to ya didnt help
 
Old 05-31-2005, 12:33 AM   #8
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swear to ya didnt help
Err.. OK.. You need to install Nvidia's official geForce drivers (they make the graphcs card perform better for playing games).
Download this driver (I'm assuming it's a 32-bit processor).
Then make sure the kernel header files are installed in /usr/src/linux. If 'ls /usr/src/linux' has any output, then they should be installed. Otherwise, you need to install them (I'm sure Lyoris has some easy package manager?).
Then exit X11 to the console (consult Lycoris. Do they have an IRC channel?).
Then 'cd' to the directory where you downloaded the driver.
Then run the driver installer by running './NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run'.
Then go through the driver installer. Should be straight-forward enough.
Then the driver will be installed. The next step is configuring X11 to use the new driver. Just paste me your /etc/X11/xorg.conf (*hopes* it's right on your system) and I'll tell ya what should be changed.

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Old 05-31-2005, 02:45 AM   #9
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swear to ya didnt help
Err... how about providing some additional details, like the distro you're using, the xorg or XF86Config file you're using, and the specific make/model of the card you're using. The more info you provide, the better, thanks -- J.W.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 04:12 AM   #10
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Err... how about providing some additional details, like the distro you're using, the xorg or XF86Config file you're using, and the specific make/model of the card you're using. The more info you provide, the better, thanks -- J.W.
Err how about scrollin up
 
Old 05-31-2005, 08:30 AM   #11
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Err how about scrollin up
You are pretty crappy at asking for help ey... and yeah I read the whole thread and you didn't post your xorg.conf/XF86COnfig file. You haven't told us if you actually installed the driver that you were told to, you haven't really told us much at all. We can't read minds, if we could then we wouldn't have read your mind and probably not even clicked the link to open this thread.

The details on your video card are a bit sketchy, is it even an Nvidia-based card? If so the Lycoris site claims you can install/update the drivers through Iris which seems to be the default package management. I don't know what other video drivers it offers out of the box, if you provided more info we could help and you could've had this sorted out by now.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 01:28 PM   #12
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CaffeinatedGamer - things are getting off on the wrong foot a bit. Sorry I missed that your mentioned your distro, but my main point still remains: if you wish to receive help, you'll need to provide more detailed background info rather than just to complain. Please provide the specific make and model of your video card, and your XF86Config or xorg.conf file (which will be in the /etc/X11 directory). With that information it may be possible to move this forward -- J.W.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:14 PM   #13
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The details on your video card are a bit sketchy, is it even an Nvidia-based card? If so the Lycoris site claims you can install/update the drivers through Iris which seems to be the default package management. I don't know what other video drivers it offers out of the box, if you provided more info we could help and you could've had this sorted out by now.
I think it is an Nvidia GeForce (Ultra) card.

In which case, CaffeinatedGamer, use Iris to install the nvidia driver.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 05:55 PM   #14
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no guys I said to stop helping and not to worry because I signed up to the Lycoris Forums
 
Old 05-31-2005, 09:34 PM   #15
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Can't see where you said that :s

Anyhow, goodluck.
 
  


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