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Old 04-04-2005, 01:42 AM   #1
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Question Fedora Core 3 Graphics Accelerator


When trying to run tux racer it runs very slow (0.5 Fps!!!), after browsing around LQ i found it was the graphics accelerator was not turned on, but it did not say how to turn it on!

How do you turn graphics accelerator on?

I am using an NVidia G-Force 2.

Old 04-04-2005, 02:48 AM   #2
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You'll have to install the drivers for your graphics card, these can be found

run the .run file in a console, and when the drivers are installed

Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:
It is a good idea to take a copy of xorg.conf before changing anything.
change the line that says Driver "nv" or Driver "vesa"
to Driver "nvidia" .
remove the lines that say Load "dri" and Load "GLcore"
and make sure you have a line that says Load "glx"
Save the file and restart X, now you'll hopefully be able to run 3d-games.
If something goes wrong, just copy back your old xorg.conf.
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How would you do this with an ATI card?
Old 04-05-2005, 10:56 PM   #4
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ATI provides drivers for Linux, check on the ATI website for instructions on how to install it.
Old 04-06-2005, 04:04 PM   #5
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download the latest snapshot of dri for your ATI card from make sure to also download the common files...

compile it and run and restart X...


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