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Old 03-16-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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kernel issue causing nVidia problem?

My last post yielded no replies, so here is a bit more information about the problem I'm dealing with:

I am running Fedora Core 5 release 2.6.16-1.2090_FC5smp, and my graphics card is a Quadro FX 1000 (NV30GL).

I have nvidia drivers installed, and my xorg.conf references these correctly.

Here is the basic problem:

When I am logged in as root, the nVidia drivers are "found":
-glxgears gives me a FPS of about 2000. Not great, but hey.
-glxinfo indicates that the nVidia drivers are being used.

BUT, logged in as myself (mmaleck):
-glxgears --> FPS ~500, because
-glxinfo indicates that the default driver (MESA) is being used instead.

These are the impediments to me fixing this myself or at least starting in the right place:
1. I don't know which nVidia drivers I have, how to check which ones I have, or how to know if these are the right drivers.
2. I have tried to install the newest drivers via yum, but there are dependency issues with unavailable packages. I don't know where to get this, or if this will even help at all.
3. When I attempted an install of the newest nVidia driver for my system from, I had problems because the kernel tree was not found.

Any suggestions would be helpful.
Thank you!
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