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Old 09-06-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-06-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 09-06-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 09-06-2004, 06:52 PM   #4
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No, I'm afraid not. nvidia has not released enough documentation to get hardware acceleration going with open source drivers.


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Old 09-07-2004, 06:30 AM   #5
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Ok, Ill download their drivers today :-(
Thankyou very much for your help, its greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-07-2004, 07:18 AM   #6
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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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