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Old 01-19-2004, 01:47 PM   #16
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okay i have a matrox G400 and I cannot seem to activate direct rendering? help? I have not installed anything special, just enable DRI loading in my config file. i get the same 200 fps bull lol.

thanks
 
Old 01-19-2004, 03:00 PM   #17
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Matrox has some linux drivers available here:

http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/dr...les/lnx_30.cfm

Your going to need the Beta version since most modern linux distros use XFree86 4.3

Have no experience with them so be sure to read the documentation/release notes carefully. You'll probably need your kernel source installed as well.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:45 PM   #18
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I have this same problem.. but doing these steps has not fixed it. When i try loading X with 'nvidia' driver, it just stays at a blank screen forcing me to do a hard reboot. I check the X logs, and this is the only error i get. I have the 'glx' module load.. and i'm sure i have the files installed too. Can anyone help?

(EE) [GLX]: Failed to add GLX extension (NVIDIA XFree86 driver not found)
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:03 PM   #19
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Oh, i just ran nv_check.sh and it appears that i don't have the nvidia kernel module...

Now I'm going to see if your kernel
module is loaded correctly...
the nvidia kernel module does not seem to be loaded.

Where should i download this?.. Or does that error mean i have to recompile my kernel.. please help.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 11:51 PM   #20
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After you install the driver you have to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. Did you do so? here's a tutorial on installing the driver and editing XF86Config-4 from the command line using vi:

http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=4567
 
Old 02-01-2004, 04:45 PM   #21
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yeah yeah, did all that a million times over and over, but i finally got it to work.

oddly enough i had to edit my lilo.conf file and add
'append="noacpi"' to it

all runs great now
 
  


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