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Old 08-06-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
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openGL screensavers arent working


I am somewhat new to Linux and I have this problem:

When i try to select screensavers that use openGL (marked with (GL) in the screensaver list) I am unable to activate them. They just show a blank screen.

I have an AMD Athlon 2100+ processor, 768 MB RAM, and NVidia GForce 4 MMX 440 card - 128MB video RAM, with AGP 8x.

Video display works fine, i just cant seem to get screen savers to work. Other non-OpenGL screen savers work fine.

Any help would be appreciated!

Joe
 
Old 08-06-2004, 04:26 PM   #2
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have you already installed the nvidia drivers??

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux.html
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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Ill try and let you know
 
Old 08-06-2004, 07:17 PM   #4
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ok so before i do this i need to know how to exit the x windows and go to a text-only screen. help...?
 
Old 08-06-2004, 07:20 PM   #5
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open a terminal and (as root) type:

init 3
 
Old 08-06-2004, 07:50 PM   #6
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ok i got it installed and everything works great. i even have access to some games i didnt have before (tuxracer). awesome!

One catch.... it told me to update the xf86config file. i didnt do that, and everything works fine. do i still need to do that? im not sure how.

man do i sound like a noob. i apologize for that.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 07:56 PM   #7
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usually it's just a matter of opening your X configuration file (for example, /etc/X11/XF86Config-4) with a text editor and going to the "graphics device section"... there you just make sure that the driver is set to "nvidia" and not "nv" or something else... for example, here's what mine looks like... yes, my videocard sucks... i know...

=)


Quote:
# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "Nvidia TNT2 M64 32MB"
Driver "nvidia"
#Option "DPMS"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

Last edited by win32sux; 08-06-2004 at 07:58 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 10:28 PM   #8
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looks like the install program took care of it. its already set that way.

Thanks for the help everyone!

Joe
 
Old 08-06-2004, 11:39 PM   #9
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you're welcome! good luck!
 
  


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