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Well, I just noticed something intresting. It seems that the DRI is working since I'm getting over the 2000 fps, but when I do glxinfo, the DRI says NO. I did it as root also, and got the same thing. Is this normal?
Nvidia does things a little different. Yes, it's normal. Sometimes, depending on the card/driver and init level combo, it will say no.
Try to boot into x from the commandline (init 3). Log in as 'root', try glxinfo, and then try as a user. See what it says then. If you already are, try init 4. But login in either case as 'root' first, right after the reboot.
Well, good to know that it may be normal. I'm not too worried about it though because the dri still works. Oh, and I keep getting my fps confused. LOL! The box that I'm using at work gets over 2000 while the older box I have at home gets a 1300. My box at home is a pci video while the one here at work is an AGP. That could be the difference. Have you noticed an increase in fps when compiling the 2.6 kernel from source? Do you use a PCI or AGP?
This seems a bit out of whack, but what the hey. It seems like glxgears (not a good benchmark anyways) had a bit of a boost. I think it's too bizarre that my laptop is smoking my nvidia card....Something ain't right. But...
Last edited by cwwilson721; 05-17-2006 at 05:09 PM.
But a few days ago I downloaded SUSE 10.1 GM to install on a budy of mine's pc. We both hated it and went with something else.
But anyway, before I deleted the install CD's I wanted to see if my ATI radeon would get 3d rendering in it, I have the radeon 9600xt.
Well it did work after a lot of googling to find someone who types out what to do other than...open yast blah blah...ya know.
It did work, which confused me, as my card's not listed on the ATI site as good for the xorg 6.9/7 that suse has.
I checked out the kernel config and they have it set up a little differently than mine. Tho I really dont want to report what it was vs my how to as that's SUSE and it does weird stuff on it's own as we all known, especially with the SAX.
But I guess what I'm saying is that I may have some hope for slack 11, tho I can only hope that Pat V issues another 'testing' kernel that might be tweaked such that nvidia and ATI work out of the box if you run those installers.
Also, although cwwilson had about 1000 fps jump on his card with the new xorg I did not see any improvement, I still only had 3200 fps.
But, then again, maybe I do get more, but becuase SUSE has so much crap running in the background might be slowing me down, I don't know.
Have you noticed a difference between the fonts using the NVIDIA drivers compared to the INTEL? Maybe it's just me, but the fonts from the INTEL card look much better than the NVIDIA. Have you noticed any difference?