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Old 10-20-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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Making sure NVIDIA DRIVER worked

I did the intallation and it worked correctly under root. I rebooted and the nvidia logo showed up. Everyyhing seems to be fine, but is there a way to double check to see if that driver actually is working? Reason being is i am going to try a few games out on linux(mandrake 10.1) . Is there something i should look for in the xorg.conf? here is my code tell me if you guys think its runningit, or how i can identify it. I am new so bear with me. Here is my code.

Section "Files"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work

Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "synaptics"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "Keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
    Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "SynapticsMouse1"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "MaxSpeed" "0.12"
    Option "MinSpeed" "0.06"
    Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
    Option "SHMConfig" "on"
    Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
    Option "FingerLow" "25"
    Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
    Option "FingerHigh" "30"
    Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    Option "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
    Option "TopEdge" "1700"
    Option "RightEdge" "5300"

Section "Monitor" 
         Identifier   "widescreen-lcd" 
 #        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor" 
 #        ModelName    "Monitor Model" 
         HorizSync       30 - 64 
         VertRefresh     50-100 
 #        Option  "dpms" 
         Modeline        "1440x900" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync 

Section "Device" 
         Identifier  "generic" 
         Driver      "nvidia" 
         VendorName  "nVidia Corporation" 
         Option          "NvAgp"         "3" 
         #       Option          "UseEdidFreqs"  "1" 
         Option          "IgnoreEDID"    "true" 
         Option          "NoLogo"        "on" 
         Option          "HWCursor" "0" 
         Option          "SWCursor" "1" 
 Section "Screen" 
         Identifier "Screen1" 
         Device     "generic" 
         Monitor    "widescreen-lcd" 
         DefaultDepth    24 
         SubSection "Display" 
                 Depth     1 
         SubSection "Display" 
                 Depth     4 
         SubSection "Display" 
                 Depth     8 
         SubSection "Display" 
                 Depth     15 
         SubSection "Display" 
                 Depth     16 
                 Modes   "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" 
         SubSection "Display" 
                 Depth     24 
                 Modes   "1440x900" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" 

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "SynapticsMouse1" "AlwaysCore"
    Screen "screen1"
Does everything seem to be in working order? I am just in the learning process and want to make sure and know what to look for. Thanks guys.
Old 10-20-2004, 06:02 PM   #2
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start the x server on ur machine by doing startx -> it should show nvidia screen before booting into your desktop. If it does thn everything went well.
Old 10-20-2004, 06:03 PM   #3
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when you login to GUI, nVidia logo should come up on the screen..........
OR open a term window and type


there will be 3 colorful gears in a small window that spin together............
Old 10-20-2004, 10:18 PM   #4
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i was getting the nvidia logo but i turned it off, you can see on the code i posted. i guess its workin thanks.


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