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Old 05-09-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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How to determine if video card supports aiglx?


I would like to know what is the best way to determine if a card can support aiglx?
 
Old 05-09-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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I don't know whether there is any command that can check that. As a rule, ATI=no AIGLX (with one exception); this article pretty much sums it up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIGLX
 
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I don't know whether there is any command that can check that. As a rule, ATI=no AIGLX (with one exception); this article pretty much sums it up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIGLX
Ok, I read it ... Didn't understand it all, but I read it.
The card I'm looking at has the NVidia 7100 chipset. Based on what I read, new NVidia cards should support aiglx?
 
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Exactly, as long as you use a driver from the 9XXX series.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 10:17 PM   #5
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One option: try running the Sabayon Live CD. Beryl is the default more info
 
Old 05-09-2007, 11:20 PM   #6
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Yes, but if I remember correctly, AIGLX needs to be passed as a special boot parameter. Unless this is no longer true (last Sabayon I ran was 3.26).

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Old 05-09-2007, 11:32 PM   #7
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If you're using Fedora Core 6 and the nVidia drivers from Livna, there's a new GUI dialog for configuring those settings:
http://4crito.com/screenshots/livna_nvidia.png

Made it a whole lot easier for me anyway.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 06:51 AM   #8
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Exactly, as long as you use a driver from the 9XXX series.
I need to purchase a card. I don't want to buy it, then find out it doesn't work with aiglx. Are you telling me the 7100 I'm thinking about getting would not work?

Is there a list of chipsets that are known to work?
 
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I'm using a PCI-E 7600 by the way. Don't know about your 7100, but before I upgraded was using the 3D desktop with this mobo's integrated 6100.

Have since turned it off because it makes 3D games, like BZFlag, unplayable.
 
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Alrighty ... I bought the following:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127273

Here's to hoping it'll work ... If not, at least it was only ~$40.
 
  


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