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Old 03-19-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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Fedora 9 x64_84 and nVidia driver -- loading but not working (?)


I have set this up before (ie installed the drivers and had them working perfectly) but had to do a system wide re-install of fedora. Since this clean install, I've had non-stop grief with nVidia drivers. They have been downloaded and installed via yum, and on start-up nvidia.ko loads. But from with gnome I cant gain access to any 'special effects' (ie desktop effects wont enable).

Any advice/help on this matter would be much appreciated
 
Old 03-21-2009, 06:00 AM   #2
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Hi, add the following to your device section in xorg.conf :
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Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1"
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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Hey- sorry about late reply,

Have tried the above, all to no avail. The line still appears in xorg.conf but cant enable desktop affects.. Ive tried uninstalling kmod-nvidia and then re-installing thru yum, but again this does nothing
 
Old 04-04-2009, 08:13 AM   #4
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Hi, sorry for not showing up sooner...
First things first : does direct rendering work? "glxinfo | grep direct"
Are you trying to use Compiz or the Metacity integrated compositor?
You might try specifically enabling AIGLX; the composite extension and checking that you have access rights to the DRI device in xorg .conf
Code:
Section "DRI"
        Group        video
        Mode         0666
EndSection
Section "Extensions"
    Option        "Composite"    "1"
EndSection
And in the ServerLayout section add "Option 'AIGLX' '1' "
Also check that you installed the correct driver version for your card.

Last edited by serafean; 04-04-2009 at 08:41 AM.
 
Old 04-04-2009, 11:56 PM   #5
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Ok thanks, its now working in a state where I can now play around with it more. glxinfo | grep direct was not working before, and error message was displayed. With hindsight I should have posted the error. The second lot of changes made to xorg.conf seemed to have fixed it.

Thanks again
 
  


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