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Old 09-05-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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3d acceleration and X11


I was wondering how I can check if 3d acceleration for my video card is enabled.
I have a geforce4 MX and fedora core 4 on my system. I'm using gnome desktop.
Old 09-05-2005, 09:40 AM   #2
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run this command

I have a Gainward Geforce4 Mx4000 128MB AGP x8 Pro, It gives me a frame rate of ~1300 FPS
Without 3D enabled, I get ~350 FPS

or try

lsmod | grep nvidia
my output is

nvidia               3919548  12
nvidia_agp              7580  1
agpgart                31784  2 nvidia,nvidia_agp
the 12 at the end of the nvidia lines is telling me that 12 processes are using the nvidia kernel module(IIRC). Try runing this command before and then whilst running glxgears. Mine went from 12 to 24, so I guess glxgears is using the driver.

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Old 09-06-2005, 06:30 AM   #3
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What system do you have?
I have a p3-550 coupled with that gf4-Mx on my linux box.
Whatever the case I only get around 130-160 FPS which is probably no 3d acceleration
lsmod has no nvidia elements whether I try with or without running glxgears.
So you can probably guess my next question. How do I turn the bloody thing on?
Thanks for your help so far
Old 09-06-2005, 07:05 AM   #4
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glxinfo will give you a lot of output, at the start of which is a line saying
"direct rendering: yes"
"direct rendering: no"



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