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Old 12-14-2004, 06:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation Nvidia Driver


Running 10.1 Official (upgraded via urpmi from CE). No problems with install or Nvidia driver. However, have just changed my card from a GF4 MX440 to a GF4 Ti 4200 and have not seen the expected increase in frame rate with "glxgears". Am I supposed to be using a different driver? Or passing different auguments to the driver as it loads? HardDrake detects card correctly as a Ti 4200.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 06:37 AM   #2
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what's the FPS output? i get around 4400 average with a GEForce ti4600 card. a 4200 should be close to that, maybe 1000-1500 FPS less than that, or so, i'd think.

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Old 12-14-2004, 06:44 AM   #3
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I'm getting 1000-1040fps, which is what my MX440 was doing. I wonder if I should uninstall the driver and then reinstall it?
 
Old 12-14-2004, 06:50 AM   #4
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are you sure the driver is loaded? in terminal as root do........

Code:
lsmod
look for a line that says nvidia, to see if the module is loaded.

also, in terminal as root do.......

Code:
glxinfo
make sure it displays Nvidia/AGP info & such. if not, see the Nvidia link in my sig for any help you might need with the driver install. there is an issue with MDK10.1 udev & Nvidia.

also, please note, i'm just guessing that the 4200 card would get better numbers than you are. i'm not absolutely possitive on that, though. maybe somebody with the same card will post their results & if they're in the same range as you're getting, then there isn't much else you can do.

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Old 12-14-2004, 07:12 AM   #5
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Module is loaded, see below:-
loop 12520 0
supermount 34804 1
nvidia 3462936 12
nvidia-agp 5788 1
agpgart 27752 2 nvidia-agp
tuner 18320 0


glxinfo returns:-

name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.2
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_allocate_memory,
GLX_MESA_swap_control, GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method,
GLX_OML_sync_control, GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
GLX extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X/AGP/SSE/3DNOW!
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5.2 NVIDIA 66.29)
OpenGL extensions:
GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_ARB_multitexture,
GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_texture_object,
GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_secondary_color, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_EXT_fog_coord,
GL_ARB_point_parameters
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x21 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x22 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x23 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x24 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x25 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x26 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x27 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x28 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x29 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2a 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2b 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2c 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2d 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2e 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x2f 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x30 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x31 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x32 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x33 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x34 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x35 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x36 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x37 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x38 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x39 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3a 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3b 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3c 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3d 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3e 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3f 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x40 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x41 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x42 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x43 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x44 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x45 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x46 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x47 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x48 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon

Does it look OK to you!
 
Old 12-14-2004, 07:20 AM   #6
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yup, that all looks as it should. so, it might just be that that's all the speed you're gonna get out of that card. i know somebody who has the same one (ti4200). when i see them (should be tonight) i'll compare their FPS to yours & post it here. if it's about the same, then that's as good as it's gonna get.

until then, one other thing you can look into. if you haven't already, read the Nvidia link in my sig & look towards the end for NvAGP options. if you don't have one set in xorg.conf, try one. i'd start with option "3", 'cause that one almost always gets the best results.

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Old 12-14-2004, 07:58 AM   #7
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Tried the NvAGP option and got about another 20fps out of the card. Have been reading the Nvidia docs that go with the driver and it might be that the driver is using the wrong openGL libraries on my system, have to look into that.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 09:11 AM   #8
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Thumbs up

Success, have uninstalled the driver and then reinstalled and now get 3250fps in glxgears, thanks for all your help.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 09:21 AM   #9
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Compared to before there seems to be a lot more going on in glxinfo, see below:-

name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: YES
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X/AGP/SSE/3DNOW!
OpenGL version string: 1.5.2 NVIDIA 66.29
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multisample,
GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query, GL_ARB_point_parameters,
GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shader_objects,
GL_ARB_shading_language_100, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
GL_ARB_texture_compression, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map,
GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine,
GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix,
GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader,
GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_S3_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_abgr,
GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_minmax,
GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_Cg_shader,
GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_paletted_texture, GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object,
GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture3D,
GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
GL_EXT_texture_lod, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object,
GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_HP_occlusion_test, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip,
GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fence,
GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_light_max_exponent,
GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint, GL_NV_occlusion_query,
GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_pixel_data_range, GL_NV_point_sprite,
GL_NV_register_combiners, GL_NV_register_combiners2,
GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc,
GL_NV_texture_env_combine4, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, GL_NV_texture_shader,
GL_NV_texture_shader2, GL_NV_texture_shader3, GL_NV_vertex_array_range,
GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program, GL_NV_vertex_program1_1,
GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_multitexture, GL_SGIS_texture_lod,
GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow, GL_SUN_slice_accum
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x21 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x22 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x23 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x24 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x25 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x26 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x27 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x28 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x29 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2a 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2b 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2c 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2d 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2e 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x2f 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x30 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x31 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x32 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x33 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x34 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x35 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x36 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x37 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x38 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x39 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3a 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3b 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3c 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3d 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3e 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3f 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x40 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x41 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x42 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x43 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x44 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x45 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x46 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x47 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x48 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
 
  


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