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Old 11-18-2007, 04:19 AM   #1
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nvidia driver installed,but i cannot see logo when i boot Fedora8


my video card is 8500GT
i managed to install the latest nvidia driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.04-pkg1(a beta version),but when i reboot the system,no nvidia logo shows up like before,so,i am not sure if the driver works good.can anyone give me some ideas? what to do if i want to see the nvidia logo?

btw://the desktop effect takes effect.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 04:20 AM   #2
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How did you install the drivers?
Does your 3D work?

Maybe the nologo option is enabled in /etc/X11/xorg.conf?
 
Old 11-18-2007, 04:37 AM   #3
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How did you install the drivers?
Does your 3D work?

Maybe the nologo option is enabled in /etc/X11/xorg.conf?
this is how i installed the driver:
at grub boot, i press 'a' ,replace "rghb quiet" with '3',after entering the console environment,i install the driver using the command:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.04-pkg1.run -k $(uname -r)

and here i have one thing to clear that i have installed a driver through yum,but i removed it before i installed the new one

as for 3D,i am not so sure,but when press ctrl+alt+left the forms rotate,also when i drag forms,there are special effects.

i have tried "nvidia-xconfig --logo" or edit the xorg.conf file directly,but it dosen't work

Last edited by fonghit; 11-18-2007 at 04:44 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 05:13 AM   #4
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sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.04-pkg1.run -k $(uname -r)
... you have used the nvidia installer - this is A Bad Thing. Read the sticky in the HW section.

What was wrong with the livna driver?

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i have tried "nvidia-xconfig --logo" or edit the xorg.conf file directly,but it dosen't work
Let me get this right: you want the nvidia logo to appear?

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as for 3D,i am not so sure,but when press ctrl+alt+left the forms rotate,also when i drag forms,there are special effects.
Then HW DRI would seem to be going. Have you tried glxgears? A 3D game like Chromium or ppracer?

Try entering "glxinfo":
Code:
$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
See?
 
Old 11-18-2007, 06:46 AM   #5
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3X for your kind reply.

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Let me get this right: you want the nvidia logo to appear?
yeah, i am trying to make it appear

i tried glxinfo:
Code:
$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
glxgears:
Code:
]$ glxgears
22769 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4553.686 FPS
27121 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5424.043 FPS
20564 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4112.743 FPS
18976 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3795.152 FPS
21570 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4301.745 FPS
17371 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3474.158 FPS
21320 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4248.342 FPS
what dose the result mean? thank you for your patience
 
Old 11-18-2007, 10:00 AM   #6
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direct rendering: Yes
This means that the nvidia driver is successfully installed.
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22769 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4553.686 FPS
This is a rough guide to how well it is doing... which is pretty good. GPU seems to be handling the gfx fine.

In the nvidia device section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf, there is probably a line that says:

Code:
 Option          "NoLogo"        "True"
You want this to be False, to display the nvidia splash screen. Most people disable this as it slows the boot process.

enter

apropos nvidia - to see what nvidia tools you have installed.
Code:
$ apropos nvidia
nv (4)               - NVIDIA video driver
nvidia-settings (1)  - configure the NVIDIA graphics driver
nvidia-xconfig (1)   - manipulate X configuration files for the NVIDIA driver
nv is the free driver
nvidia-settings allows you to tweak your setup from a gui.
nvidia-xconfig reconfigures your xorg.conf ... you usually wan't want to do this.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 11-18-2007 at 10:04 AM.
 
  


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