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Old 01-20-2002, 05:44 AM   #1
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Unhappy OpenGL woes with nvidia continue

Yes, I really want to see Tuxracer (amoungst other opengl things, inc opengl screensavers), but it won't work.
I have a P3-750, with nvidia geforce2.
I have installed Mandrake 8.1.

I tried the driver check as suggested on nvidia web site, downloaded the latest drivers, but when I install, the installer tells me they are already, I guess have the latest drivers.

I tried adding the ' Load "glx" command to the XF86Config-4 file, and changed the line to Driver ="nvidia" from "nv" as suggested in earlier posts.

Still no joy!

Tuxracer and Truevision give me an error saying that opengl is not supported.

Anyone able to help or suggest something else to try?
Old 01-20-2002, 05:55 AM   #2
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download the tar.gz files, not the rpms, and compile them yourself, this will ensure they are installed. you seem to have done everytign else ok.
Old 01-20-2002, 08:40 AM   #3
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hmm interesting... I got OpenGL to work with my computer (voodoo2 card) but i cant get direcyt rendering! I can see OpenGL games, screensavers, but they use software rendering not direct rendering which makes them go REALLY slow. Anywayz, check out if you have openGL libraries. You need the openGL library that your card can use to show openGL programs. I think you can download Mesa3D which comes with openGL libraries.
Hope that helps...
Old 01-20-2002, 02:37 PM   #4
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Smile working now

thanks for speedy suggestions.
It is now working.

I did two things, so not quite sure which fixed it.

1. Went into XF version 3 with 'experimental 3d'. This did work, but was rather flaky...the control panel kept crashing when trying to rest back to version 4.

2. I downloaded the glx tar.gz file, stoppped x and installed the glx driver, then went back into x, rebooted, and hey, it works.

Tux is now racing down the slopes, all other 3d games are working too.


Old 01-21-2002, 12:39 AM   #5
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Did you try this in your XF86Config-4:


Option "DPMS" "on"
Option "NvAGP" "1"

This will allow XFree to choose 2x or 4x for your AGP card, granted you have an AGP. When I added it, "presto" it worked great.

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