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Old 01-12-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
Pete Dogg
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unreal tournament 2003 (UT2003) and tux racer are very slow

I have a GeForce4 MX440 128MB and an AMD Athlon XP 1600+
Im running Mandrake 9.2
I downloaded the Nvidia driver install script from their site and successfully installed the Nvidia drivers.
When X boots up it has an Nvidia Splash screen so I know it's using the nvidia driver.

I modified my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file like nvidia suggested.

The UT 2003 demo does start up but it's extremely slow, the mouse cursor moves once every ten seconds.

What am I missing or what have I done wrong, why is the game so slow?

For more information, Linux is fast when I'm not in a game and also when I tried running Tux Racer that game is slow as well. Oh and I can run UT2003 on windows with no problems.
Old 01-12-2004, 01:16 PM   #2
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What version of the driver did you use? I have heard of people haveing problems with the newest version. I am still on the version prior to the current (49.something i believe) and i am not at home so i can't give you the exact version off of the top of my head. Those drivers work flawlessly for me and i have not seen a reason to update to the newest cause if it aint broke...i don't fix it. One thing off of the top of my head would be to ask if the source code for your kernel matches the current kernel build you have. Basically have you changed kernels recently and not changed the source code. I have a gforce 4 ti4800 128mb and it operates perfectly so it should be working.

Also check this post for help:

One guy has the step by step method i followed to get mine working. I changed kernel and matching source code just before i did the install as well.

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Old 01-12-2004, 05:29 PM   #3
Pete Dogg
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I used the most recent version:

I did update my kernel recently and updated the kernel-source* rpm file, I'm pretty sure it used the new kernel source files. is there a way for me to tell what kernel source files applications are using?

I'll follow the instructions on that page and see what I can get and post my results.
Old 01-12-2004, 06:36 PM   #4
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Try installing the previous NVIDIA 4496 driver as suggested from NVIDIA's archive, had exact same problem with the latest drivers including the problem with the mouse
Old 01-16-2004, 04:13 PM   #5
Pete Dogg
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I tried
-installing the 4496 driver didnt work
-installing the 4496 driver with the --kernel-name=2.4.22-26mdk didnt work
-then i installed the 5328 driver with --kernel-name=2.4.22-26mdk didnt work
-then i installed the 5328 without any options, like i did when i got it to work (load up X with nvidia driver) and it doesnt work anymore.

i could not load X with any of those attempts and now, I can't get into X (probably could if i change driver back to nv)

on that page i was given they mention --kernel-include-path but i dont know what this should be set to. Also, do you think it will help if I uninstall the old kernel, just so there cant be any mistakes?

also, how do I do that
rpm -e kernel....
is that the way? obviously replacing kernel with the actual name of the old rpm
Old 01-16-2004, 07:32 PM   #6
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Pete Dogg,

You need to enable the Direct Rendering Infrastructure to get those games running smoothly.
The reason your games are running so slow is because you are using software rendering and not hardware rendering. I just recently got it working with Unreal Tournamentn GOTY and a Voodoo3. If you are a hardcore gamer, it is well worth the time to get 3D Rendering working in Linux.

Read the beginners guide and you should be able to find out if your card will work.

Good luck.
Old 01-17-2004, 05:02 PM   #7
Pete Dogg
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ok need some more help.
I've uninstalled the nvidia driver, I set the load driver back to "nv" from "nvidia"
now when KDE tries to start, at the first blue screen it keeps flashing on and off then goes to the text login prompt.

I login as my regular user then try startx and it doesnt work.
I'm trying to get the error from startx to store in a text file but i'm not an expert so I tried
startx > log.txt
it created the file but didnt store the output there

then i tried
startx >1 log.txt
and for some reason the IceWM started but still nothing was stored in log.txt

from the messages in terminal 1 i can see there are warnings like:
Warning symbol map for key <AB03> redefined
using last definition for conflicting fields

then the last line outputed to the screen says:
Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server

How do I get KDE to boot again? using the original nv driver or the nvidia driver?
also how can i send the output of a command to a text file?


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