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Old 01-03-04, 07:52 AM   #4
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I'm new with GL and Linux too, and I had the same problem with new nvidia drivers.
But after 2 days maybe I found a solution.
Let me try to explain:

I updated my kernel to 2.4.20-20.9 and I installed new driver whit command:
# sh

but all I got was black screen on X start (with message "No Screens Found").

Because I'm new with linux, I forgot to update the kernel source so I did the following:

1) with the "ADD/REMOVE Application" under redhat 9 i unistalled my kernel source.
2) reinstalled muy kernel source (linux made correct dependencies with the kernel I previous installed.
3) ctrl-alt-F1 to open a terminal session.
4) login as root
4) at root prompt:
# telinit 3
# sh
5) modified XF86Config:
delete line load "dri"
changed line driver "nv" to driver "nvidia"
added line option "NoLogo" "True"
added line option "NvAGP" "1"
6) tried to startx (successfully )
7) #telinit 5

at #glxgears i got 83.6 fps (i have a riva tnt2 with 32 MB ram, amd athlon 700MHz)

Now, I don't know if my fps are good but now tuxracer palys very fine.

I hope it could be useful and sorry for my english.

Please let me know if it works or if I was only a lucky linux user
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