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Old 08-08-2006, 01:44 PM   #316
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Actually when I used Fedora there was a way to disable it. I forgot it right now but I'm on the search now because quite honestly that screen is too bright and happy for my liking...

EDIT: I found it!
Here is the Nvidia Device section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Section "Device"

    #VideoRam    32768
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    Identifier     "NVIDIA GeForce2 Go"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option         "NoLogo" "true"
EndSection

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Old 08-08-2006, 02:00 PM   #317
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Old_Fogie
...How do I get rid of this 'obnoxious' nvidia full screen branding of my pc just as X starts and before the log-on screen...
from /usr/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt

Quote:
Option "NoLogo" "boolean"

Disable drawing of the NVIDIA logo splash screen at X startup. Default:
the logo is drawn.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 02:53 PM   #318
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Cool. But where do you put that option? (Not at my Nvidia box right now...)
 
Old 08-08-2006, 02:57 PM   #319
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On the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, in the Device section. After the Driver "nvidia" line should work, as zetabill pointed out too.

I don't have anything against the logo displaying, as I feel my machine like nVidia - powered or something. Of course there is the option to drop it for those whom just don't want it

Last edited by raska; 08-08-2006 at 02:59 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 03:03 PM   #320
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D'Oh!!!

I forgot the splash is only after startx...For some stupid reason, I was thinking it was at boot time...

That's what happens when you get older...lol
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:06 PM   #321
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OK thank you guys for the info I'm going to give that a try.

@raska: LOL, I should have RTFM first, I failed the first rule of linux.

I forget that /usr/doc and slack-cd2 /extra all too often.

I let you guys know how I make out.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 02:28 AM   #322
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OK that worked !!

No more splash screen.

I place 2 Old_Fogie votes for that tip to be on front page of this thread

thanks again.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 05:20 AM   #323
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I will do so as soon as I get my webserver changed over...priorities, you know...
 
Old 08-09-2006, 10:48 AM   #324
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Indeed. I am glad to know it worked the way you wanted

Quote:
Originally Posted by Old_Fogie
...I place 2 Old_Fogie votes for that tip to be on front page of this thread
Now I feel quite flattered somehow
 
Old 08-11-2006, 09:35 PM   #325
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Added the no splash option for Nvidia from Raska to post #1
 
Old 08-12-2006, 06:43 PM   #326
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Last night I compiled a new kernel and went to install the 8762-pkg1 drivers... the newest from the nvidia site. Up until now I've been using the patched 8178 drivers as per post #1 and had no problems.

So far no problems other than the uninstall problem. When I install my Nvidia drivers I always pass it the -K switch... the same as --kernel-module-only. I do this so I can keep the driver that was installed on the old kernel(s) and have it only look at the kernel I'm currently running.

Well this did not work as planned with the 8762 drivers. I passed it the -K switch and it failed. I believe the message was something along the lines of "couldn't install new driver because old driver version is different." I apologize for not having a precise error message as it was done right before bed last night. But it showed me the error and exited.

The install worked fine, however, if I allowed it to remove the other drivers. So in the interest of having my nvidia drivers... I allowed it to remove all the other drivers on my other kernels so it could feel better about installing on this one. Other than that the drivers work just fine. Got my "twin-view" and dual-head working and no crashing and other nonsense like that.

Just figured I would throw that out there.
 
Old 08-13-2006, 10:09 PM   #327
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A kinda side note:

I tried the 'new' open source drivers from intellinuxgraphics.org. The ones I could install (drm and agpgart, not the i810 ones, those are for Xorg 7.1+) improved my glxgears from ~4000 to ~4024. .08%!! Wow.

In other words, until a larger better increase, not worth my time...
 
Old 08-19-2006, 12:13 AM   #328
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Yeah no improvement for me on the ATI drivers that came out yesteray, they are version 8.28. (edited version number)

Here is my driver stats from 8.26 thru now...that is 8.28

Ok the old drivers: 8.26

fogie@pooter:~$ fgl_glxgears -fbo
Using GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
2990 frames in 5.0 seconds = 598.000 FPS
3808 frames in 5.0 seconds = 761.600 FPS
3812 frames in 5.0 seconds = 762.400 FPS

fogie@pooter:~$ glxgears
18365 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3673.000 FPS
21352 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4270.400 FPS
21348 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4269.600 FPS

Ok the new drivers: 8.27

fogie@pooter:~$ fgl_glxgears -fbo
Using GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
4458 frames in 5.0 seconds = 891.600 FPS
4451 frames in 5.0 seconds = 890.200 FPS
4477 frames in 5.0 seconds = 895.400 FPS

fogie@pooter::~$ glxgears
4035 frames in 5.0 seconds = 807.000 FPS
5001 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1000.200 FPS
4999 frames in 5.0 seconds = 999.800 FPS
4984 frames in 5.0 seconds = 996.800 FPS

Ok the new drivers: 8.28 (edited ver number)

fogie@pooter:~$ fgl_glxgears -fbo
Using GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
4333 frames in 5.0 seconds = 866.600 FPS
4447 frames in 5.0 seconds = 889.400 FPS
4488 frames in 5.0 seconds = 897.600 FPS
4441 frames in 5.0 seconds = 888.200 FPS
4488 frames in 5.0 seconds = 897.600 FPS
4429 frames in 5.0 seconds = 885.800 FPS
4478 frames in 5.0 seconds = 895.600 FPS

fogie@pooter:~$ glxgears
4807 frames in 5.0 seconds = 961.400 FPS
5001 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1000.200 FPS
5001 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1000.200 FPS
5000 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1000.000 FPS

one can see that I had an increase in my fgl_glxgears from 8.26 to 8.27 but nothing for an increase in 8.28 either in glxgears or fgl_glxgears.

I did notice with 8.27 I got a "black screen" many times when going from one web-page to another. Now it's no longer a "black screen" now it's a white screen with rainbow colors, as bizarre as that sounds, it is truly happening for me.

Had a few video crashes in 8.26 and 8.27 but not yet after a day with 8.28 and about 3 hrs playing UT, gosh my hands are tired. both 8.27 and 8.28 have very bad gamma when minimized full screen games too, everything is washed out on the desktop of teh computer when minimizing a game.

Last edited by Old_Fogie; 08-19-2006 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 06:44 PM   #329
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Just wanted to thank this and Old_Fogies post I made DRI work, and read you wanted VIA experiences, two nights in here ^^. Please note that I am NOT an expert, so what I have and what I've done:

KT880 via chipset motherboard
ATI Radeon 9250

Kernel 2.6.17.10
Slackware 10.2
Xorg 6.8.2

Compile kernel following Old_Fogie's guide. agpgart and via_agp as modules!

Confirm that the modules are LOADED (at least that they work)!

Edit fstab:

tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

and mount /dev/shm and mount | grep "shm"

install fglrx

Edit xorg.conf as the guide says

Voila! DRI enable now! Thanks again
 
Old 08-27-2006, 03:12 AM   #330
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Hi all,

Just wanted to drop a note and let you know that I downloaded Pat's 'bare.i' kernel config out the slackware 'testing' A.K.A. "huge" for the 2.6.17.11 kernel and just removed the ATI stuff as previously indicated on first page of thread in kernel config, made the kernel, and installed and get DRI with 8.27 and 8.28 ATI drivers following the guide's install notes.
 
  


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