Re: Nvidia driver question
From: Frank Wolk (fwolk_at_web.de)
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 15:49:23 +0100
On Wednesday 17 March 2004 13:12 Buggs Bunny <email@example.com>
> I think I've installed the Nvidia driver properly but how do I tell if its
> Is there a command I can run?
Not totally sure, but the driver comes as a kernel module. So you could do a
'lsmod | grep -i nvidia' (while you X Server is running) and if you get
nvidia 2069992 14
the driver has been loaded. You should also have a look at the
configuration file of your X Server (e.g. '/etc/X11/XF86Config'). If the
section for you graphics card (look for 'Section "Device"') contains the
you are using the official Nvidia driver.
If it contains the line
you don't use the official Nvidia driver but the dummy Nvidia driver with
Software 3D/OpenGL rendering. In the latter case change "nv" to "nvidia"
and restart your X Server.
> The games included with my Suse 9 like racer tell me theres no 3d
First of all make sure that the glx module has been loaded. In your
XF86Config there is a section called "Modules", you should find the
following line there
If not, add it. Otherwise you won't be able to use hardware accelerated 3D.
If you do this under X then restart the X Server.
Use the command 'glxinfo and have a look at the 3rd line. If it reads
direct rendering: Yes
you have successfully enabled 3D hardware support. Finally, use 'glxgears'
to see how many FPS you can get in windowed mode. With my GeForce 4 MX I
get around 2730 FPS.
P.S.: There is no need to use YaST/SaX after the driver has been properly
installed. Just stick to the above. BTW, YaST/SaX tells you that 3D
hardware acceleration is not availabe/configured even if it's already
enabled. This seems to be some SuSE9 issue.