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Old 05-10-2003, 09:14 AM   #1
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Cool Opinions of NVidias Linux drivers...


There are drivers for Nvidia in Redhat Linux, but how usefull they are in gaming and 3d modeling? There is such a option in these open source drivers "enable 3d hardware acceleration", but it is grayed and I cannot switch it on. Please tell how to do this.

I have been using Nvidias drivers too, but they are often buggy. Do I really need these Nvidias drivers? How much there is performance loss compared to redhat open source drivers?

Old 05-10-2003, 09:29 AM   #2
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The performance is no comparision. Try running a 3D game w/ those RH Nvidia drivers. If hardware acceleration is not a choice, your not getting any real 3D performance.

You want hardware acceleration as well. It takes all the effects of the OS and dumps them into the video card, so your processor doesnt have to do all the work. I know when I switched to the official Nvidia drivers, GNOME/KDE sped up like 20%.
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O.K. This is what I expected... :-)

Old 05-10-2003, 10:37 AM   #4
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ummerr........see my post in HARDWARE . the "enable hardware acceleration" box thing is looking like a bug but i cant get anyone to help me test my suspitions. but in my opinion the nvidia drivers made a big differance because i couldnt use any opengl based screen savers and good ol tux racer looked KRAPPY AS HELL befor i installed them.

and im thinking if you turn on the NvAGP option in xfree86.conf it overrides the software based acceleration but i dont know what to use to test my frame rates with. BUT in my case its soon to be a mute point as im switching to slackware.
Old 05-10-2003, 05:34 PM   #5
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and in my case i was getting 26.00 from glxgears in redhat before nvidia original drivers now i am getting over 400 000 do the math


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