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Old 08-26-2004, 10:34 AM   #16
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unfortunately, i'm going to have to say that i'm totally out of ideas right now. the above output you posted confirms you are using the Nvidia drivers. everything else pans out. you should be getting better speed from that card, but i have no more ideas as to why you aren't. sorry.....

some thoughts & suggestions........

it could be that the readings for glxgears aren't truly reflecting your card's capabilities. do you have any video related problems? slow movies, games are jerky or aren't rendered correctly? if your only apparent problem is that the kicker bar moves slowly, but everything else seems ok, then i wouldn't worry about it any more. glxgears is a yard stick to measure vid card speed, but it isn't the industry standard.

it could be that your card isn't fully supported. from everything i've seen, it should be, but having no experience with that particular card, i can't be 100% positive of that. maybe somebody else using that card will see this thread & offer some insights i couldn't.

have you contacted the vendor (Leadtek) or checked their website for Linux drivers or compatability issues?

have you read through the mammoth "read me/faq" for Nvidia drivers? there could be an option or issue mentioned in there (somewhere), specific to your card that might fix things, or at least let you know this is as good as it gets. or, check the Nvidia website in the support/faq section.

again, i'm sorry, but i don't know what else to suggest, other than hoping somebody else comes along with the magic bullet. or, perhaps, start a new thread, linking to this & the other one with the topic specifically related to your card & the speed issue.

if i do think of anything else, you'll be the second person to know.

Old 08-26-2004, 11:42 AM   #17
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Unhappy NVidea Trouble

Hi everyone,
I hope you all don't mind me posting here but I am a noob when it comes to linux (5 days) and have also been having problems with the NVidia Driver install. I've read everything so far and none of it seems to work. Same problems as above. I try to boot with the Linux option and get a flashing screne before Gnome is supposed to load and then I just get a user sign in and password request (black screne and terminal like) with no GUI. Right now I'm just trying to hang in there and see if there are any answers out there. Thanks everyone.

Brandon (Kea0s)
Old 08-26-2004, 11:46 AM   #18
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I understand otis, cheers for the help this far..... i dont have any other benchmark to tell me that my video card isnt running at full capacity.

I'm grateful that you've provided me with solutions this far.
Old 08-27-2004, 06:22 AM   #19
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ok, here's something you might want to try. i haven't used either of these products, but i've seen generally good reviews for both. they are third party Nvidia settings controllers, where you can supposedly tweak various Nvidia card settings. it might behoove you to check them out. read the info carefully before trying either, as i cannot offer any support for these. the third link is to overclock the Nvidia card, so i would only try that as a last result. whenever you overclock anything, undesirable results can occur if you don't know what you're doing.

if you use one of these & it helps you, please post back with results.


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Old 09-09-2004, 11:56 PM   #20
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Ok, Well I woulden't consider myself a n00b to Linux, or a 7331 h80r at it. But I have an NVIDIA 64meg MMX card, on an Athlon thunderbird. And what worked for me was to run the normally:


and then cd to the xf86conf file on /X11
VI xf86conf
switch Driver: nv with nvidia, then I :wq the file (all of this was done as root) rebooted the machine, and it worked like lucky charms..

Hope this helps someone who was lost as I was. (this may already be in the thread somewhere but I thought I might help some lost soul)

PS this is my first post on here!
Old 11-25-2004, 02:08 PM   #21
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Hope you don't mind if i take this thread out of its grave, but i seem to have the same problem as maverick1182. So i was wandering if you finally found a well-working solution?

I have followed both the initial thread and the one maverick openned after, reproducing all steps and finding the same logs, and problems with my FPS. At start i couldn't even get Nvidia drivers to work, but now that i've finally succeded, the problem is it is way too slow.

so, any solution in the meantime, any suggestion?

and, above all, many thanks, as i have learned a lot reading your posts. Now i even feel confident enough to edit files


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