i think the preformance issue is partly due to the fact that i have the generic geforece drivers on my system.
bingo, the linux generic nvidia driver (called nv) sucks SUPER hard....
with generic drivers, my nidia geforce4 64megs runs only a quater the speed of my super old ATI RAGE 128 16meg !!!
and about that site you posted a link to..... forget it.....
for nvidia drivers, the best place to go.. is.........
luckily for you, nvidia is one of the most liinux friendly hardware company's
then click the download drivers link at the top left of the page
then in the left box, click "Graphics Driver"
in the middle box click "GeForce and TNT2"
and in the left box, click "linux IA32"
after you have downloaded the driver.....
(which will take you to command line mode)
cd to the location where u downloaded the nvidia driver
click okay and i accept / whatever.
then when its finished, run
now you need to edit your x config file to load the new drivers...
with your fave text editor load /etc/X11/XF86Config
(you may want to backup the file first)
look for the line
delete it !
in the section where u just deleted look make sure there is a line that says
if it doesnt exist, put the lin in yourself.
now look for the lone that says
and change it to say
you may also want to edit screen resolution and refresh rates to take advantage of the drivers higher resolution capabilities (read your monitors manua l for the refresh rates)
now, log out, and back in again, when X starts you should see the nvidia logo before your windows manager loads up... kaboom,,, enjoy the wonderfull world of linux gaming and openGL.