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Old 08-19-2004, 08:16 AM   #76
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pongmaster, is there anywhere in particular i should add this line? just "nvidia"?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 08:22 AM   #77
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Maverick: add it as the last line. No quotes, no other formatting, all small case.
EDIT You'll need to edit it as root, and then reboot for changes to affect etc.

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Old 08-19-2004, 01:56 PM   #78
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k guys, here's the low down:

edited the .session file which pongmaster suggested, no effect , system still crashed on options 2&3.

installed version 6106......system boots up into option 3!!!!

BUT my glxgears are still producing ~1200 fps

My mobo doesnt have an option on BIOS to configure the AGP but the card is definitely 8X compatible, i think the mobo is a 4X compatible and have set it to run optimal settings.

Should i just be content with slow fps? as i said my card's a Geforce MX440 .... 1.9 AMD athlon..... running transparent windows and jpg on the desktop.....

All the openGL screenssavers work .
No problems on boot,

But even minimising the toolbar <when it slides into the rightside of screen> is DEAD slow!!! :O(

any suggestions? or should i quit whining and be content?
 
Old 08-20-2004, 09:58 AM   #79
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This may be way off, but what the heck. When you did the install did you add any server deamons or extra resource hogging options?? Can you go to a console and run "top" to see if any process is taking up excessive resources. Have you uodated the box?? How much free ram do you have?? Go to console and type "free" and check.

Awhile back there was an update to the X system. There is something going on here that's holding that card back. We just have to find it and cure it. By checking the above things, that will lead us in the right direction.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 11:16 AM   #80
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i really don't think services should be bogging down the vid card, but then again, stranger things occur.

on the services angle, the easiest way to check/stop/services is go to MCC->system->services. by default, MDK sets up several uneccessary services which can be resource draining, but not that much, especially with the CPU you're running. other than that, frankly i'm out of ideas at the moment. you really should be getting better speed out of that card, but why you're not eludes me right now. i'll post back with any new thoughts should i get one.

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Old 08-20-2004, 01:29 PM   #81
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The results from "top" gave these as the highest :
cpu% mem%
3.3 11.0 0:06.52 X
1.3 9.1 0:00.80 kdeinit
0.3 10.5 0:01.74 kdeinit
0.0 0.2 0:02.52 init


any help? are these normal?


"free" says:

total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 256088 239284 16804 0 9776 111552
-/+ buffers/cache: 117956 138132
Swap: 506008 0 506008


On installing, i chose all the options except the server options.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 01:43 PM   #82
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again, i really don't think services are dragging down the vid card speed. if you want to be sure, try disabling unneccessary services via MCC, like i said earlier. you can use the info buttons to see what they are/do. not to drag this too far off topic, but here's what i currentyl have running & why........

alsa (for alsa sound.......otpional, neccessary if you're using alsa sound server)
cups (printing........neccessary for printing)
devfsd (cleanup dynamic directories........neccessary)
dm (display manager.........neccessary)
harddrake (detects new hardware/changes.........optional)
iptables (for firewall..........optional, neccessary for a firewall)
keytable (for keyboard........neccessary)
kheader (auto regen of kernel header........neccessary)
lm_sensors (for my sensors apps..........optional, neccessary if you run sensors)
network (to activate eth0 card on boot........optional)
numlock (to turn on keyboard numlock at boot........optional)
random (for random number regen/security........neccessary)
rawdevices (for DVD players to assign raw to block devices...........optional)
shorewall (firewall............optional, but should be considered neccessary)
sound (to start sound system........optional, neccessary if you want sound)
syslog (to keep log files.........optional)
xfs (X font server.........neccessary)

otis

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Old 08-20-2004, 02:05 PM   #83
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The service thing was a longshot as I'm running out of ideas. Like you said Otis, its not likely to be service related but you nver know. What about the box??? Is it fully updated and patched?? I hate to say this but it may be something that's going to be fixed with a reinstall. Since Mandy released 10.0.2 yesterday the updates will be allot less.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 02:28 AM   #84
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ran mandrake update: installed all 700 modules recommended.
even flashed my BIOS to latest version and then set it to run at optimal settings

glx gears still runs at 1200fps....

interesting thing is Hardrake says the following about my card:

Vendor: ?nVidia Corporation

Bus: ?PCI

Bus identification: ?10de:181:107d:2924

Location on the bus: ?1:0:0

Description: ?NV18 GeForce4 MX440 AGP 8x

Module: ?Card:NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)

Media class: ?DISPLAY_VGA

is it meant to say PCI? rather than AGP?


when you guys say "reinstall" do you mean wipe the partition clean and then install or do you mean just run an upgrade session using the install cds?

also, i checked up on people with low fps and this one stood out....

"Hi,

I was just testing my freshly installed nvidia drivers with glxgears and ran into the same problem - very low FPS (980 on GeForce3 Ti200). It took me an hour but I have found an explanation: although I made a symlink libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.0.5336, after reboot ldconfig changed it to the original libGL.so.1.2 from XFree86. I removed that library and recreated the symlink. Now I get 2400 and more FPS."


can anyone elaborate on what he/she means and what i have to do?

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Old 08-21-2004, 06:39 AM   #85
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ok...........

before removing a GL library, please do the following, just so i can see exactly where you're at. this thread is getting quite long & my brain needs a bit of a refresher.

first, i want to make sure the proper modules are loading. in terminal, as root, type lsmod (enter). look for lines that look like this............

nvidia 4810900 12
via-agp 7360 1
agpgart 31016 2 via-agp

that's my output, which means the nvidia drivers are loading, using the via-agp & kernel agpgart drivers. if you don't have those lines present, then we might need to uninstall the drivers & reinstall them, or we can first try the symlink as was described in the info you found.

also, as another refresher, please post your current XF86Config-4 file so i can see where that stands right now.

what they were saying in that info you found, is, they forced XFree86 to use Nvidia drivers by removing the stock GL libraries because for some reason X wanted to use the stock ones & not the Nvidia ones. but, this can (& should) be done by proper editing of the XF86Config-4 file. we can try removing (or renaming would be better) the stock GL libraries as a final resort should nothing else pan out.

otis
 
Old 08-21-2004, 11:32 AM   #86
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Otis.... I udnerstand that this thread is getting a little large, so i 've started anew one with the details you requested....

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=220559

Hope you/anyone can help get to the bottom of this with me
 
Old 09-25-2004, 04:57 PM   #87
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Quote:
Originally posted by otish1000c
the non-official, updated periodically, should work if you follow these instructions, Nvidia drivers install "how to"..........

last updated 9-25-04 to include "nvidia-settings" info.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

first, you need to install the nvidia drivers. you can get them HERE .

on the above linked page choose "graphics driver" in box 1, pick your board type in box 2, choose your platform in box three, click "go". if you have a normal AMD or Intel CPU, use the IA32 drivers. if you have AMD64=AMD64 drivers, Intel64=IA64 drivers.

otis
Sorry if it's already been mentioned, but I'm not reading through
this long a thread to find out. The above link is incorrect according
to your instructions. It links the 5336 version. It should be
http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

Very good tutorial, btw...
 
Old 10-05-2004, 04:24 AM   #88
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hi, im tryin to install the drivers too and i was following the instructions, but then i typed urpmi kernel-source it says no such package . i tried searching for kernel in the mandrake control center but there was no file with the name kernel-source. so what do i do now?
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:25 PM   #89
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I think you can go to start thingy, then configuration, install software, not 100% sure on the path through the menus though. There should be a search thing in Install Software program. Type in kernel and hit the search button. You will get several different ones. Go to a console, terminal whatever, type in uname -r. That will tell you what was installed, the exact name. Find the one in the search results that matches that and then select it and install it. It will ask you for the CD. It used to be on #3.

The path should be pretty close. You are basically looking for the install software program. It will also ask for the root password.

Hope that helps. I don't have Mandrake on here anymore so I can't boot it and check it.

 
Old 10-06-2004, 04:16 PM   #90
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Quote:
Originally posted by rubbertiki
hi, im tryin to install the drivers too and i was following the instructions, but then i typed urpmi kernel-source it says no such package . i tried searching for kernel in the mandrake control center but there was no file with the name kernel-source. so what do i do now?
If your kernel source isn't on your install CD's, then if you've configured your sources from http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ you should be able to download it via rpmdrake in the MCC.
Make sure you get the right kernel source for your system - the nvidia drivers won't install otherwise.

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