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Old 01-24-2004, 09:59 AM   #1
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HelpaN00b_nvidia-1.31.02-4


Well...I was going to link to the other forum that I originally posted this in because I had a link to my .log file, but this is my first post so url's are not allowed. If more info is needed please let me know. I appreciate your help!!

Here's my problem:

After installing the latest driver release for my Geforce3 ti500 and editing my XF86Config file, everything initially seemed O.K. When I rebooted I got the nvidia full screen logo and thought I was on easy street. WRONG!!

I installed UT2003 and wanted to see how fast it smoked with this fresh linux install 'cause I'm a n00b to linux and was pretty excited. Well, in the terminal, when I launch the game, I get the error: Xlib: extension "Xig-Sundry-nonstandard" missing on display ":0.0".

The game doesn't crash or anything, it's just unplayably slow. Here is my xf86config file:

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "KDS XF-9e"
DisplaySize 360 270
HorizSync 30.0 - 96.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3 (generic)"
VideoRam 65536
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

System specs:
Amd XP 2200+
512 DDR
Geforce3 Ti500
a7v8x mobo

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 10:56 AM   #2
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Here we go, this will answer your question:


Code:
(sec-03) EDITING YOUR XF86CONFIG FILE
__________________________________________________________________________

When XFree86 4.0 was released, it used a slightly different XF86Config
file syntax than the 3.x series did, and so to allow both 3.x and 4.x
versions of XFree86 to co-exist on the same system, it was decided that
XFree86 4.x was to use the configuration file "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
if it existed, and only if that file did not exist would the file
"/etc/X11/XF86Config" be used (actually, that is an over-simplification
of the search criteria; please see the XF86Config man page for a complete
description of the search path).  Please make sure you know what
configuration file XFree86 is using.  If you are in doubt, look for a
line beginning with "(==) Using config file:" in your XFree86 log file
("/var/log/XFree86.0.log").  This README will use "XF86Config" to refer
to your configuration file, whatever it is named.

If you do not have a working XF86Config file, there are several ways
to start: there is a sample config file that comes with XFree86,
and there is a sample config file included with the NVIDIA driver
package (it gets installed in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/).
You could also use a program like 'xf86config'; some distributions
provide their own tool for generating an XF86Config file.  For more
on XF86Config file syntax, please refer to the man page.

If you already have an XF86Config file working with a different driver
(such as the 'nv' or 'vesa' driver), then all you need to do is find
the relevant Device section and replace the line:

        Driver "nv"
    (or Driver "vesa")

with 

        Driver "nvidia"  

In the Module section, make sure you have:

        Load   "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:
      
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "GLcore"

if they exist.  There are also numerous options that can be added to
the XF86Config file to fine-tune the NVIDIA XFree86 driver.  Please see
Appendix D for a complete list of these options.

Once you have configured your XF86Config file, you are ready to restart
X and begin using the accelerated OpenGL libraries.  After you restart X,
you should be able to run any OpenGL application and it will automatically
use the new NVIDIA libraries.  If you encounter any problems, please
see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section below.
This ReadMe can be found here.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
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yeah take out the dir module.

also try nvidia's AGP option for their driver, it gave me an exta 50fps in glxgears, and that was wit and ancient Geforce 2 with 32mb.

check to make sure direct rendering is enabled with:

glxinfo | less

you should see direct rendering set to Yes.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:23 PM   #4
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Don't mean to sound like a dummy, but I am one when it comes to this topic. How would I go about enabling it if it shows "no"?

Unfortunately, I can't check now because I'm at work.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:21 PM   #5
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I'll wager its already enabled, I think your problem is that the nvidia driver is conflicting with the dir module on your system, if you comment out the lines or XF86config as stated in the readme all will be good.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:15 PM   #6
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It was enabled and I took out the dir module. Problem still persists. With glxgears, I get an average of 5.0fps which is absolutely horrible. In the glxinfo log file there are no errors, but I do get the following warnings:

(WW) (1856x1392,Monitor0) mode clock 218.3MHz exceeds DDC maximum 210MHz
(WW) (1920x1440,Monitor0) mode clock 234MHz exceeds DDC maximum 210MHz
(WW) (1920x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 230MHz exceeds DDC maximum 210MHz
(WW) (2048x1536,Monitor0) mode clock 266.95MHz exceeds DDC maximum 210MHz
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1024x768" (height 1536 is larger than
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified maximum 1200)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "960x720" (height 1440 is larger than
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified maximum 1200)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "928x696" (height 1392 is larger than
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified maximum 1200)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "896x672" (height 1344 is larger than
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified maximum 1200)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "576x384":
(WW) NVIDIA(0): horizontal sync start (589) not a multiple of 8
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "360x200":
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Failed to verify AGP usage

Could these be the problem? I'm pulling for straws here 'cause it seems to me that everythings cool. I don't know jack though, so hopefully someone has the knowledge to help!!

Thanks for all of your help so far, and in the future!!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:18 PM   #7
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Here is my current XF86Config file:

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "KDS XF-9e"
DisplaySize 360 270
HorizSync 30.0 - 96.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 3 (generic)"
VideoRam 65536
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:31 PM   #8
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Here is my glxinfo file:

name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce3/AGP/SSE/3DNOW!/forceSW
OpenGL version string: 1.4.1 NVIDIA 53.28
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multisample,
GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query, GL_ARB_point_parameters,
GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
GL_ARB_texture_compression, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map,
GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine,
GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object,
GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_S3_s3tc,
GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color,
GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_paletted_texture, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture3D,
GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
GL_EXT_texture_lod, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object,
GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_HP_occlusion_test, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip,
GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fence,
GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_light_max_exponent,
GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint, GL_NV_occlusion_query,
GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_pixel_data_range, GL_NV_point_sprite,
GL_NV_register_combiners, GL_NV_register_combiners2,
GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc,
GL_NV_texture_env_combine4, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, GL_NV_texture_shader,
GL_NV_texture_shader2, GL_NV_vertex_array_range,
GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program, GL_NV_vertex_program1_1,
GL_NVX_ycrcb, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_multitexture,
GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow,
GL_SUN_slice_accum
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

Well, half of it. If the rest is needed, please let me know.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:59 PM   #9
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If you are using the newest NVIDIA driver from www.nvidia.com that may be causing the problem of 5.0 fps in glxgears. I had the same problem. The newest driver listed on nvidia's site is 5328. You can try the 4496 driver on www.nvidia.com or go to www.minion.de and download the 5328 driver from their which has been changed to fix this problem. Hopefully this helps. Your XF86Config appears to be fine since you have edited it accordingly.
Also you might try:

Option "NvAGP" "integer"
Configure AGP support. Integer argument can be one of:
0 : disable agp
1 : use NVIDIA's internal AGP support, if possible
2 : use AGPGART, if possible
3 : use any agp support (try AGPGART, then NVIDIA's AGP)
Please note that NVIDIA's internal AGP support cannot
work if AGPGART is either statically compiled into your
kernel or is built as a module, but loaded into your
kernel (some distributions load AGPGART into the kernel
at boot up). Default: 3 (the default was 1 until after
1.0-1251).
 
Old 01-25-2004, 03:26 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help. Problem is still persistant though : /

There are no errors in my log file, but there are the following warnings:

(WW) (1856x1392,Monitor0) mode clock 218.3MHz exceeds DDC maximum 210MHz
(WW) (1920x1440,Monitor0) mode clock 234MHz exceeds DDC maximum 210MHz
(WW) (1920x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 230MHz exceeds DDC maximum 210MHz
(WW) (2048x1536,Monitor0) mode clock 266.95MHz exceeds DDC maximum 210MHz
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1024x768" (height 1536 is larger than
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified maximum 1200)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "960x720" (height 1440 is larger than
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified maximum 1200)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "928x696" (height 1392 is larger than
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified maximum 1200)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "896x672" (height 1344 is larger than
(WW) NVIDIA(0): EDID-specified maximum 1200)
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "576x384":
(WW) NVIDIA(0): horizontal sync start (589) not a multiple of 8
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "360x200":
(WW) NVIDIA(0): Failed to verify AGP usage

Could this be the problem? If so, how would I remedy it? I haven't messed with the NvAGP integer yet, and will report back when I do. Doing that now.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 02:29 PM   #11
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I get this very same error (the 1st post), but I haver removed everything nvidia's readme said (load "dri" and that other load thing).

Some time ago there was a error that blocked all non-root users to use opengl software. I solved that by deleting couple lines in some file, just like nvidia's readme said. (Just mentiod this if it has anything to do with my problem.)

Help?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:36 PM   #12
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Just wanted to follow up, I fixed it in Redhat 9 by re-installing it on runlevel "3"

# su -
password
# telinit 3

CD to directory where nividia.run file that you downloaded is

(Dir)# sh nvidia_driver-file.run

# telinit 5


Now change the XF86Config file as described in the readme and you'll be in business. Hope this helps any newbies out there, this driver gave me the LARGEST headache so far with linux.
 
  


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