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Well, I redid my main server (nfs, web, mail) w/ -current, and it jams. It has an old Nvidia MX440 w/128mb , and the newest Nvidia installer worked perfect. Again. 2.5 minutes to install it. No configuration issues at all.
You hear that, ATI? While you are getting better, it's still an unneccisarily complicated mess. Think of the end user. Your Windows users won't put up with it, so why should Linux?
Oh well, enough rant.
Just wanted everybody to know that Nvidia still chugs, just like it should.
fyi...just wanted to report that the ATI version 8.26.18 load in just fine & yield DRI on the bare.i stock default slackware 2.4.31 kernel with the tmpfs/lilo setup.
they also go in no problem for kernel 126.96.36.199 too.
these drivers are more stable for me in UT. I had about 2 crashes in the 8.25 drivers with unreal tournament.
these drivers didn't give me any better performance, and I don't know how to take advantage of the new 'thermal sensors' that they add. Any one know how to check out these numbers in KDE? Also if anyone has a good how to on how I can check my cpu temperature I'd really appreciate it. By for now.
cat: /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THTM/temperature: No such file or directory
I tried to modprobe thermal as it wasn't shown in /cat/proc/modules
I looked inthe folder /proc/acpi/thermal_zone on the hard drive and there is absolutely nothing there.
my kernel config for acpi is as follows:
# ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Support
# CONFIG_ACPI_SLEEP_PROC_SLEEP is not set
# CONFIG_ACPI_HOTKEY is not set
# CONFIG_ACPI_DEBUG is not set
I have to 'modprobe button' in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to allow me to hit the power button and it just send the shutdown command which is nice. So I know the ACPI is working.
nope. same thing. my /proc/acpi only has two sub-directories.
in my /lib/moduels/uname -r/kernel/drivers/acpi i have the following modules:
just wanted to post a note about linux ATI drivers, cwilson, you might want to add this in some way to my 'how-to'
the ATI drivers presently put (4) binary executables in /usr/X11R6/bin
fgl_glxgears # similar to glxgears, but I get about 1/5 of the fps in ATI's vs. the Xorg's
fglrx_xgamma # I don't know what this does
fglrxinfo # shows an output like this:
...........display: :0.0 screen: 0
...........OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
...........OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9600 XT Generic
...........OpenGL version string: 2.0.5879 (8.26.18)
fireglcontrolpanel #let's you configure tv-out, red/blue/green output colors, gamma, etc which seems to have much better actual performance that the color correction bundled with the KDE one, and probably really useful if someone is using a window manager like fluxbox with no gui tool built into the window manager to adjust that stuff.
I have not found where (if any) symbolic links, or KDE menu icons are, or their corresponding .xpm files are.
Any advice on that is appreciated.
Any ATI guys found a way to adjust "contrast" ? not just gamma?