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Old 05-14-04, 02:26 PM   #11
Mr Marmalade
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Default Re: nvidia gf4mx440 PCI quake2

Here's my XF86Config (just the important bits i think & edited):

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Section "Module"
Load "dbe".
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga"
EndSubSection
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier. "StandardVGA"
VendorName. "Unknown"
BoardName. "Unknown"
Driver "vga"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Nvidia GeForce"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
Option "CursorShadow" "1"
Option "NvAGP" "0"
vendorname ""
boardname ""
EndSection
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I'm installing Q2 from CD, then working with;
quake2-3.20-glibc-i386-unknown-linux2.0.tar
I remove the following files from the directory;
libMesaGL.so.2.6 (and its two links)
lib3dfxgl.so
(i just copy /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.0.5336 into q2's directory and run q2 with it as the gl_driver).

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q2 isn't alone in its slowness, euphoriaGL screensaver has pauses in it.
i found this link last night;
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork...ary/l-hw2.html
and did $ cat /proc/interrupts
i got the following (again edited);

0: timer
1: keyboard
2: cascade
5: NE2000
8: rtc
9: EMU10K1
10: usb-ohci
14: ide0
15: ide1

there was no entry for a nvidia device as shown in the page i linked, which is maybe worrying. i made sure my bios was assigning an IRQ to PCI & that PnP Aware OS was disabled (i got a kernel panic when i tried to install the nvidia driver without 'IRQ Assigned to PCI' enabled in the BIOS), i tried to reinstall them since X didnt load under this setting.

I also did "$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status" but got no such directory or filename. note there was no "drivers" directory, only "driver".

To disable AGP further i commented-out the modprobe (agpgart or something) line for it in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.

I think i'll go play with the PCI latency in the BIOS, setpci & lspci -v...
Any other suggestions?

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