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Old 08-02-2003, 06:15 AM   #1
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Nvidia drivers


Well yesterday i have installed the Nvidia drivers. Afhter that i had to edit XF86Conifg-4. I did what was in the Nvida readme file. Butt when i trying to run a game its says : Couldn't find matching GLX visual.
I have read things about it and found out it was for OpenGL (if i am right) Butt i have A G-force 2 MX and if i am right my video card doesnt use OpenGL butt Direct 3D. I couldnt find anything about it in the nvidia readme. So i dont know what to do , this is how my XF86Config-4 file look like. Does some one know what i did wrong.

[/code]
File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

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"
EndSection

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
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us_intl"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
HorizSync 30-50
VertRefresh 50-90

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 15

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
[/code]

Already thnx a Noob
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:36 AM   #2
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No card uses DirectX instead of OpenGl, they're simply two different ways for programmers to generate graphics. Windows comes with DX, and linux with OpenGL, though many windows games now have OpenGL engines too in case DX has problems and you still want to play your game in windows. (OpenGL engines also make games run good on linux without WineX, see UT2003 ). Most cards have hardware designed to accelerate these two libraries, but only advertise the DX features coz most guys use windows.

Your configuration looks good to me, you dont have Load "GLcore" or Load "dri", and do have Load "glx".
You did use the latest driver right?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:40 AM   #3
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nvidia-installer --update
The latest version is installed on your computer.
With other words ya i have the latest version.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:41 AM   #4
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Ok, so what game are you trying to run? What's the exact set of commands you're using?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:44 AM   #5
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I am trying to start Unreal Tournament 2003
I just use the console and and type
ut2003 , then i will get the logo from ut2003 afther a few seconds it will go away and i will get a error in my console

[chris@i111033 ut2003]$ ut2003
Couldn't set video mode: Couldn't find matching GLX visual


History:

Exiting due to error
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:49 AM   #6
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Did you use the linux installer on cd3? Have any problems installing?
Have you got the 2225 patch or any other upgrades?
Did it work with the older driver?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:51 AM   #7
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Didnt had any problemens with the installer. I will try the patch now.
Butt even if i wanna run a other game like Enemy Territory my screen will get smaller and nothing happens.

Enemy Territory give this errer
WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
-----------------------
----- CL_Shutdown -----
-----------------------
Sys_Error: GLimp_Init() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

Last edited by SyM; 08-02-2003 at 06:55 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:57 AM   #8
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Are you running at 1024 x 768 for your desktop? Are the games set to that too? What about your colour depth settings?
Did they work before you upgraded the drivers?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 07:04 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Proud
Are you running at 1024 x 768 for your desktop? Are the games set to that too? What about your colour depth settings?
Did they work before you upgraded the drivers?
Desktop info
1024 x 786
32.000 Colours (15 bits)

I dont know if the games are set to that. I have never installed a game before on a linux os. This is my first time.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 07:09 AM   #10
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I have changed my dekstop preferences
32.000 clours (15 bits) to 65.000 colours (16 bit)

And it works i would like to thank man. Thank you very much.

YaY
 
  


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