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Old 07-17-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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nvidia & linux users please take a look


hi,

i would really like feedback from nvidia graphic users than use linux on how things work over there. i currently have an ati and some poor excuse for what they call drivers. i will primarly use linux for games and basic pc stuff (web browsing,....) so it is REALLY important to me if nvidia has solid linux drivers that work flawlesly. i also have an nforce2 mobo and those work like they should so i want to now if it's the same with gfx cards.

plz give me as much feedback as you want because i'm really interested into replacing my ati card with a nvidia if all runs well there.

also i would like to know games that you had problems with on a nv card? any problems.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 09:55 PM   #2
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I'm using Slackware 10.0 and using the 6106 nVidia drivers for a GeForce4 MX440, and I've had 0 problems. I've played a few games on here (some ut2k3, ut2k4) and they both run good.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 10:05 PM   #3
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(Geforce2mx 400 64mb agp)

no problems, installs and works perfectly for me. you have to rebuild and re-install every time you patch/upgrade the kernel, but that's to be expected. a simple install(on suse anyway(ymmv)), print out the readme and follow along.

if it's configured properly, if it works on one game it should work on them all,
 
Old 07-17-2004, 10:18 PM   #4
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yeah, the install is simple.
sh NVIDIAhittabnow
it installs from there. you can't have rivafb compiled in the kernel with the 6106 drivers. and editing your xorg.conf or xf86config is very simple. just use nvidia as the driver and you're fairly well set if I remember entirely
 
Old 07-18-2004, 04:45 AM   #5
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Eh, they're usually pretty good. I'm having a problem with TwinView and drawing problems (GeForce FX 5200) but with that disabled it runs fine, games and all
 
Old 07-18-2004, 01:10 PM   #6
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hi,

thanks to all for info, really appreciated. i will probably get a nv card soon so it's nice to hear it all works like it should.
the last thing i would like someone to do is i you have quake 3 (or ut 2003/04) if you can run a benchmark on linux or if you maybe know if the frame rate is lower on linux than windows. i'm trying to find a gf test which would show fps on linux and win onthe same machine and settings but i can't find anything.
anyway, i doubt there are any major differences between them so it's not really all that important.

thanks again.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 01:47 PM   #7
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Well you already have your answer - I downgraded from an ATi Radeon 9000 128MB to a Nvidia GeForce 2 MX 400 32MB - that should answer your question again! :)

As for benchmarking, well with ATi I noticed a massive difference with a ATi Radeon 9800 Pro on linux and windows, around half the FPS at 1600X1200X32 under linux ~ 30 FPS from memory :). However, with my Nvidia card, I haven't noticed any difference...it's pathetic under both ;)

But anyway, do let us know how your new card (whichever one you go for!) works out.

Good luck!
 
Old 07-18-2004, 01:47 PM   #8
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The framerate will all depend on the quality of the OpenGL engine for the game. On Windows you'd usually use the DirectX engine, and with WineX you could in linux, but a native version with an OpenGL engine would be faster than via the Wine compatability layer. UT2k* come with linux installers and native versions on the cd.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 02:05 PM   #9
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thanks again to both! great forum btw

i will post test results when i get the card (can't say exactly, but i should have it in like 3-4 weeks). i will extensivly (is this a word? ) benchmark it under linux and windows in different games (native and emulated) because i can't find one test that would show that :\
anyway, i hope to get the card asap (technology is not cheap) and will definently publish my little test results.

Proud: i mostly play id games which run native under linux (d3 will also ) so i'm not really interested in other games.


thanks again, see you when i get the card.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 02:11 PM   #10
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nVidia splash screen

I've installed an nVidia card on RH 9.0.
An nVidia splash screen displays on startup.
Is there a way to suppress this?
 
Old 07-18-2004, 02:21 PM   #11
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Yes, check the README.txt with the driver installer for the X config line to add.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 09:49 PM   #12
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Thanks, Proud

Added the Nologo Option in XF86Config:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Option "NoLogo" "true"
EndSection
 
  


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