Re: What's a good low-end video card that works well with Linux?
From: Hactar (ebenONE_at_tampabay.ARE-ARE.com.unmunge)
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 04:50:54 GMT
In article <slrnd0098j.1lc.danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows@samantha.crow202.dyndns.org>,
Dances With Crows <daSPANnceswithcroTRAPws@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 22:32:32 GMT, Hactar staggered into the Black Sun
> and said:
> > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5 [Riva TnT2]
> > Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
> > Right now I'm running XFree86 4.2.0 at 1536x1152 in 15/16 bit color.
> > Driver "nvidia"
> > I'm happy with it. I use a monitor extension which caused a "video
> > echo" of 9 or so pixels, but I replaced the cable and the echo went
> > away. No 3D acceleration, so many games won't run or do so verrry
> > slowly.
> Um. The TNT2 combined with the evil binary-only nVidia X server will do
> hardware-accelerated OpenGL--at least that's what glxinfo tells me, and
> xmame.xgl runs fine. The chipset was first introduced sometime in
> mid/late 1999, though, so it'll be a lot slower than newer chipsets.
> It'll run the Quake3 demo fine, but RTCW is a bit too much for it, and
> forget Doom3. Hactar, make sure you have the line
> Load "glx"
> in the Modules section of your XF86Config, and the output of "glxinfo |
> head -n20" and "cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version" might also be useful to
I do have that glx line in there; maybe I tried the games a couple driver
versions back, and at the time they didn't work so I didn't try again.
Here's glxinfo as me:
Error: Could not open /dev/nvidiactl because the permissions
are too resticitive. Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
section of /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README for steps
(/dev/nvidiactl was owned by root.root, mode 0600)
Whoops, fixed by making /dev/nvidia* mode 0666 permanently, as described
in that document. I would prefer to have them 0600 owned by the user
running X, but since >1 user can run X on the console simultaneously that
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_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-6106 Wed Jun 23 08:14:01 PDT 2004
GCC version: gcc version 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)
glxgears doesn't seem to be any faster since I fixed PAM (it still uses
100% CPU). Do I need to restart X?
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