Installed okay, but I don't think I am getting HW acceleration with RH8
I installed 4496 last night without issues. Testing the installation on an opengl app I am writing, I haven't detected a speed improvement.
I started with a fresh Red Hat 8.0 NFS kickstart install, then updated everything with packages from a RH8 update mirror site. I don't think I added any packages--just updated what was already installed. Then I installed 4496.
I saw a quick Nvidia splash screen when starting X.
Running glxgears full screen at 1280x1024, i get 149 fps, and the CPU is 99%+ used by glxgears. I get 1640 fps running glxgears in the 3 inch window.
Touching the heatsink on the GPU, I don't detect a temperature change when I run glxgears.
XFree86-Mesa-libGL and XFree86-Mesa-libGLU packages are installed and I don't know whether they are supposed to be. The XFree86 package is 4.2.1-21. The glut package is not installed.
I read APPENDIX C: INSTALLED COMPONENTS of README.txt, and checked the files and links, and ran ldd `which glxgears`. I guess things looked okay, but I can't say the README is clear about how to decide whether the setup is correct. For example, I don't know whether the hex addresses are supposed to be the same as in the README.
So am I getting hardware acceleration? I don't think my app is running any faster. I am running out of clues.
M7NCD Pro Ver 1.1, BIOS 06/30/03
NVIDIA nForce2 400 Ultra + MCP
Barton XP 2500+ (OC 166MHz x 12.5 = 2800+)
2x256MB PC2100, Dual Channel DDR
MSI 8911 (FX 5200, 128MB, 128 bits)
RedHat 8.0 (kept updated)