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Old 01-12-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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OpenGL screensavers not working


OpenGL screensavers not working not showing anything in the set up dialog.

Other screensavers work however!

kde4-config --version
Qt: 4.4.3
KDE: 4.1.3 (KDE 4.1.3)
kde4-config: 1.0

from lspci
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)

uname -a
Linux LMKIII 2.6.27.9-73.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Tue Dec 16 15:25:05 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by landonmkelsey View Post
OpenGL screensavers not working not showing anything in the set up dialog.
I take it that you're just getting the preview window showing a black preview? Or is it that the OpenGL screensavers don't work if you select one as your chosen screensaver?

You provided some information about your setup except for probably the most important item: Are you using a video driver from the distribution or did you download a driver from nVidia's web site? A stock driver may not have acceleration enabled and that may be why the OpenGL screensavers aren't working.

Issue a command like:
Code:
grep -B 4 -A 9 'Section "Device' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(Mind the quotes ) That'll list the section of your Xorg configuration file that shows what video driver is being used. On one of the systems at home, that command returns:
Code:
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce 6200"
  BusID        "1:0:0"
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  VendorName   "NVIDIA"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier   "Layout[all]"
If the driver shown turns out to be "nv" (or something else not "nvidia") that's probably why you're not getting the screensavers that require OpenGL to work. Download one from nVidia and run sax2 to work it into your Xorg configuration (use the instructions on the download web site). Given the card you're using, I think you'll need to download one of their "legacy" drivers.

If you can post the additional information, I think we can get you up and running.

Good luck...

Rick
 
Old 01-12-2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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thanks! here is what you requested

LMKIII (root) /var/www/html [1018]>grep -B 4 -A 9 'Section "Device' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24

I have been using yum update with livna for months.

Seems as though I remember some trace of info somewhere that said the
GeForce FX 5200 is no longer supported!

I'd rather buy an up to date video card than I would hashing around with nvidia drivers and Xorg.

Got an suggestions on up to date video cards costing less that $120 ???
 
Old 01-13-2009, 06:39 PM   #4
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the OpenGL screensavers show nothing no matter what

also "Really slick screensavers" show nothing
 
Old 01-13-2009, 08:37 PM   #5
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I am running a FX5200 video card and get the best results running the 96.43.09 driver.
My xorg.conf file is setup a bit different than yours, but lets me run the opengl screensavers and desktop effects. I am listing my xorg.conf here for you to look at. BTW-I am running Ubuntu 8.10 with this setup.

Code:
terminator@terminator-desktop:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildd@vernadsky)  Thu Jun  5 09:26:53 UTC 2008

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier     "Monitor0"
	VendorName     "Unknown"
	ModelName      "ViewSonic VA703 SERIES"
	HorizSync       30.0 - 82.0
	VertRefresh     50.0 - 85.0
	Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier     "Screen0"
	Device         "Videocard0"
	Monitor        "Monitor0"
	Option         "NoLogo" "True"
	Option         "RenderAccel" "False"
	Option         "AllowIndirectPixmaps" "True"
	Option         "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
	Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
	Option         "EnablePageFlip" "true"
	Option         "TwinView" "0"
	Option         "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
	Option         "metamodes" "1280x1024 +0+0"
	DefaultDepth	24
	Option	"AddARGBGLXVisuals"	"True"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth       24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load           "dbe"
	Load           "extmod"
	Load           "freetype"
	Load           "v4l"
	Load	       "glx"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Group      "video"
	Mode       0660
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier     "Mouse0"
	Driver         "mouse"
	Option         "Protocol" "auto"
	Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
	Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
	Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier     "Keyboard0"
	Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Layout0"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier     "Videocard0"
	VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
	BoardName      "GeForce FX 5200"
	Option         "TripleBuffer" "true"
	Driver	       "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Last edited by alienexplorers; 01-13-2009 at 08:38 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 08:48 PM   #6
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I am considering buying a EVGA GeForce 7600GS video card

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...eries%20Family

If it doesn't work, I'll send it back

The xorg and video driver stuff is a great career but I just want to write programs.

I've seen some real horror stories on video cards and xorg(whatever that is)
 
Old 01-13-2009, 09:03 PM   #7
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i have given up on using kmod nvidia with my OLD gforce 2 and use the beta driver from nvidia that was built with the new xorg in fedora 9 and 10

but for the fx cards
excerpt from the fedora how to
" F10 & F9 Nvidia driver guides"
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
Code:
su
rpm -Uvh http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i386 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.x86_64
reboot
 
Old 01-13-2009, 09:22 PM   #8
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If I am lucky, yum update will do everything for me!

Thanks for the Fedora guides!
 
Old 02-07-2009, 11:08 PM   #9
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I am stuck with my FX5200.

My Dell W/S 330 bought in 2001 doesn't have PCI-Express and AND my AGP slots have the wrong voltage.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 11:10 PM   #10
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LMKIII (root) ~ [1003]>
LMKIII (root) ~ [1003]>
LMKIII (root) ~ [1003]>rpm -Uvh http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/...ble.noarch.rpm http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/...ble.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/...ble.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/...ble.noarch.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package rpmfusion-free-release-9-12.noarch (which is newer than rpmfusion-free-release-8-6.noarch) is already installed
package rpmfusion-nonfree-release-9-12.noarch (which is newer than rpmfusion-nonfree-release-8-6.noarch) is already installed
LMKIII (root) ~ [1004]>yum install kmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i386 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.x86_64
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package kmod-nvidia-173xx available.
No package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i386 available.
No package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.x86_64 available.
Nothing to do
 
Old 02-08-2009, 12:39 AM   #11
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well you will have to use the nvidia legacy driver then , i just did a yum search to check -- not there .
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
this driver
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...173.14.12.html
-- to install --
copy it to / and from the properties make it executable ( or CLI chmod +x *.run )

Code:
su -
telinit 3 
relogin as root 
cd /
( run chmod if you did not use the gii)
chmod +x *.run
sh ./*.run
and fallow the on-screen directions
 
Old 02-08-2009, 09:50 AM   #12
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THANKS! I'm working on it in a few hours
 
Old 02-08-2009, 05:14 PM   #13
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compile errors

thanks anyway!
 
Old 02-08-2009, 06:18 PM   #14
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landonmkelsey did you install the kernel-devel ????
that is the MOST common error and is a requirement for all kernel modules
 
Old 02-08-2009, 08:14 PM   #15
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THANKS! compile failed again!

general fail message.

I checked via yumex and there were 3 kernel-devel slots already selected.

Before install I added a kernel devel debug.

Strange but the 3D screensavers once worked. The FX5200 must have been left behind

I went to the nvidia site and tried the nvidia advice to no avail

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