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Old 11-25-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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how do i install graphics drivers


hi im trying to install graphics drivers for my GeForce 6200 AGP 128mb graphics card i have the original driver disk but i cant use it, ive googled this question and all i get is how to install nvidia drivers which ive already got but it still says (in cedega) 3D acceleration failed and the drivers are not installed,

Direct rendering: yes

So how do i install the cards own drivers (not the nvidia)

plz can anyone help

thanks

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Old 11-25-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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The drivers on your discs won't work with Linux. Since this is an nvidia based card, you need to install the official nvidia drivers for linux. Since you are using Fedora, you can setup the livna rpm repository and then enter the command
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#yum install kmod-nvidia
After that reboot your machine.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
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ive done that i already have kmod-nvidia i dont know how to get the drivers to work when i put the disk in it says

the graphics adapter installed in the system is not compatible with the current set of drivers
 
Old 11-25-2007, 01:54 PM   #4
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What disc are you talking about here? According to the nvidia site, a geforce 6200 is supported by the driver labelled 100.14.19. You need to make sure that this is the version of kmod-nvidia that you have.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 02:12 PM   #5
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the cd is named PNY technologys, DRIVER CD, INST0105, how do i get that version of kmod-nvidia?

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Old 11-25-2007, 02:53 PM   #6
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Like I said earlier, the version is available in the livna repo. If you want to see the version of kmod-nvidia you have, enter the command
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$rpm -qa | grep -i nvidia
and to see what other versions are available, do
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#yum list | grep -i nvidia
I don't think there is any point in trying to install the drivers from the cd, because firstly they usually have Windows only drivers and secondly, you should be able to use the driver in the livna repo.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 02:59 PM   #7
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this is the output

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep -i nvidia
kmod-nvidia-100.14.19-1.2.6.23.1_21.fc7
kmod-nvidia-100.14.19-1.2.6.22.9_91.fc7
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-100.14.19-2.lvn7

these seem to be the one you stated
 
Old 11-25-2007, 03:23 PM   #8
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Look in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see if the driver is listed as "nvidia" instead of "nv". If its nv, change it to "nvidia" and restart X. Also try running glxgears which will show you stuff on 3D acceleration. If glxgears runs successfully, then your nvidia driver probably works as it should.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 03:30 PM   #9
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Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 6200"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"


[root@localhost ~]# glxgears
4423 frames in 5.0 seconds = 884.482 FPS
4435 frames in 5.0 seconds = 886.821 FPS
4434 frames in 5.0 seconds = 886.786 FPS
4433 frames in 5.0 seconds = 886.584 FPS
4434 frames in 5.0 seconds = 886.644 FPS
4397 frames in 5.0 seconds = 879.223 FPS
4242 frames in 5.0 seconds = 848.235 FPS
4427 frames in 5.0 seconds = 885.246 FPS
 
Old 11-25-2007, 03:48 PM   #10
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It seems like the nvidia is installed and works correctly. It appears that the the problem you are experiencing is quite common with cedega, so maybe try looking for a solution in their forums.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 03:54 PM   #11
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well i have this problem with all my 3d games weather there run in cedega, wine, wineX its the same choppy poor graphics yet my system doubles the recommended requirements


would it pose a problem with it bieng x86 bit

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Old 11-25-2007, 04:07 PM   #12
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Cedega and WineX are all based on WINE, so its not surprising that you can have the same problem with those apps. What happens when you run Linux openGL based games? I am not sure whether using 32 bit or 64 bit makes a difference.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 04:11 PM   #13
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i dont have any linux opengl based games were can i get one to test?

EDIT: does flightgear count? because that is poor and choppy except for in a small window wen it run a little smoother

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Old 11-25-2007, 04:32 PM   #14
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Yes flightgear is an opengl game. Other games you can test are crack attack and supertux.
 
  


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