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Old 02-04-2004, 02:14 PM   #1
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Cant enable OpenGL on SuSE 8.2 w/ Geforce 4 Ti 4600

Hello, I did search and couldnt find a situation like this. I've installed the nvidia kernel and glx driver and the latest driver. .they all seemed to install fine but I cant enable the 3D settings in Sax2. It tells me that i must use the commercial driver from nvidia which I have installed. .. I've also made sure my xfree86 config file is correct. I've tried using the nvidia-installer utility and doing it manuelly and yes I did exit X when I did this. I'm out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 02-04-2004, 05:27 PM   #2
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Please post your XFree logs (from /var/log/XFree86.0.logs file - if your log is long, remove the parts about mouse and so on if you're able to locate them).
Old 02-04-2004, 05:39 PM   #3
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DOUBLE Check....

I seem to remember that SuSE say 3D may work but appear to not be enabled..... Have you updated your distro lately with Yast...there have been fixes for this I think. Just try playing a game.
Old 02-04-2004, 06:28 PM   #4
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i had the same problem

I have 8.2 pro with a geforce FX 5200
Try downloading the driver from SuSE's update thingy, rather than going to and doing it.
It fixed mine.
Old 02-04-2004, 06:35 PM   #5
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Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
Option "RandR" "on"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "v4l"
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "Keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "MapName" "Standard Keyboard [ pc104 ]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "ButtonNumber" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 27-85
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "M781S"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "DELL"
VertRefresh 50-160
UseModes "Modes[0]"

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce4 Ti 4600"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
Option "Rotate" "off"
VendorName "NVidia"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660

This is my XF86Config file. I just recently reinstalled SuSE so I have done all the online updates and I was able to play Unreal Tournement 2003 just fine, but now it hard crashes my system evertime i try to load it. And I get really low frame rates in tux racer and I have a pretty decent system. At one point I had all of this working fine, playing UT with maxed out settings. .and Sax said OpenGL was enabled. .
Old 02-08-2004, 08:19 PM   #6
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Maybe my hardware is just dying its a p4 1.3. My graphics card could be failing or something, i've read alot on this and cant seem to fix it. And a few months ago i could play ut2003 with maxed out graphical settings.


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