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Old 11-08-2004, 11:45 AM   #1
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Question OpenGL problem with NVIDIA Geforce 2 on slackware 10.0

OK, I've installed the latest NVIDIA drivers on my computer running slackware 10.0. Everything runs fine, until I start something that is running openGL. At first it runs great, glxgears runs at about 700 fps but after some minutes everything seem to hang. It's the same with games. The strange thing here is that the background on the game is still moving, the music still plays, but nothing works. Not even Ctrl+Alt+Backspace or Ctrl+Alt+Del. It's not the computer, I'm quite sure of that, becous I've tried on another computer too, with the same result.
There's no errors running Windows XP.

List of apps I've tried with:

OpenGL screensavers
Heretic 2
Heavy Metal: FAKK2

My computer:

AMD Athlon 1300MHz
512MB 133MHz SDRAM
Geforce 2 MX 400 64MB AGP
D-LINK Airplus 520+ (reason why I list this is that I've got a non-standard driver)
Soundblaster Live!

This is what I've done:
1. Installed Slackware 10.0
3. Run xorgconfig
2. Installed the NVIDIA driver packet.
3. Changed "nv" to "nvidia" in /etc/xorg.conf
4. Installed the ACX100 drivers (The D-LINK Airplus-card driver)

Running kernel 2.4.26

/sbin/lspci output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 16)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 16)
00:07.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
00:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:0f.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless Interface
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong here???
Had the same problem with Mandrake 9.2 on both computers.

Last edited by Ac1db0rN; 11-09-2004 at 12:15 AM.
Old 03-19-2005, 08:26 AM   #2
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got it. Just had to uncomment the ammount of videomemory avalible in xorg.conf / xf86config-4
Old 01-15-2007, 06:59 AM   #3
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OpenGl issues

Hi there this is my first post and im still fairly new to here goes.

Im running Slackware V11 with kernel 2.6.18
hardware is a celeron 566Mhz
and a gigabyte Nvidia FX5200

I installed and setup drivers, libs and such and everything was working fine, (I installed Nvidia GL drivers with no problem and edited xorg.conf for "glx" and
"nvidia" removed "dri", and "glcore", as per instructions)

Everything was runing very smoothly and the glx was mainly for using blender with 3D accel instead of MESA, and what a difference.

Anyway i was installing some extra libs (SDL,LibXp and a newer version of MESA that a app was moaning for) and then after that my GL apps gave me "X11 driver not comliled for OpenGL" errors,everthing was working but Gl?

I followed the normal steps in the /usr/doc/NVIDIA.../README.txt
no luck. (nv driver 1.0.9631, btw)

my question is this,is it possable to mess things up that only a fresh install of linux will fix it,as i have /removed/reinstalled/upgraded, X,nvidia drivers,mesa,glut,sdl,and all my libs,KDE no luck
glxinfo tells me direct rendering is taken care of by nvidia and "GLX" and "NV-GLX is working
my GLcore is loading as well as my kernel module and im still getting about 1000fps in glxgears?

Can anyone please help,im out of options and i dont want to reinstall,

P.S its my home PC so if you need and logs and such ill have to wait till i get home, as im at work at the moment.
O and sorry this is'nt a reply as such more as a "im also stuck, HELP!!!", and could you maby mail me the reply (

Thanks all

Last edited by chriskleingeld; 01-15-2007 at 07:03 AM.


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