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clb 09-06-2004 01:48 PM

nVidia GeForce Ti200 OpenGL
Hi. I am using an nVidia GeForce 3 Ti 200 graphics card, the drivers are CARD: nVidia GeForce 3 (generic). Could anyone tell me how to get OpenGL working from hardware rather than sofware rendering? I'm guessing I need drivers for it but I'm not sure which drivers or whether it can be done with the generic drivers.

hw-tph 09-06-2004 04:21 PM

You will need to download nvidia's own drivers and follow the included instructions. They are very verbose so it should not pose too big a problem.


clb 09-06-2004 05:38 PM

I looked at that but they said i would have to recompile the kernel to 8k stacks instead of 4k, seems a rather long way around to get hardware rendering. Is there no way to get the hardware rendering with the generic drivers?
Thanks for your help,

hw-tph 09-06-2004 06:52 PM

No, I'm afraid not. nvidia has not released enough documentation to get hardware acceleration going with open source drivers.


clb 09-07-2004 06:30 AM

Ok, Ill download their drivers today :-(
Thankyou very much for your help, its greatly appreciated.

clb 09-07-2004 07:18 AM

Just installed nVidia's drivers. Much simpler than their forums led me to believe - I didnt have to recompile the kernel at all. Just downloaded the files, reboot into runlevel 3 and install em.
After changing the xorg.conf file I get between 2500 and 3000fps with glxgears windowed, and about 300fps full screen :-)
Thankyou very much for your help.

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