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roclok 06-11-2006 02:05 PM

Load "GLX" or Load
Whats the difference between Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/nvidia/" and Load "glx" ???

Heres my xorg.conf after intalling nvidia 8xxx driver:


Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/nvidia/"

BobNutfield 06-11-2006 03:20 PM


glx is simply the graphics rendering engine. Loading nvidia glx means that the nvidia driver will be handling the glx processes. Without the nvidia driver, another module would handle that task and probably not provide DRI using CPU resources instead.

Hope this helps


cs-cam 06-11-2006 06:21 PM

You can use either. Use the path if is in a non-standard place otherwise if you installed the driver in the correct place in your filesystem then simply using glx will work fine.

alexander_bosakov 06-12-2006 08:12 AM

If you have nVidia card you have to use:
Load "GLX"
Driver "nvidia"
(not "nv") in section 'Device'
and you have to remove the line:
Load "DRI"
according to the user guide (look for it somewhere in /usr/share/doc/)

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