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Old 09-10-04, 10:59 AM   #5
GF4 Ti4200 | nforce2 chip
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 17
Default Re: system lockups w/ nforce&nvidia graphics

Hum.. well.. still got a problem.

The performance is poor. very poor. glxgears shows 3237 fps but running torcs (the open racing car simulator) I get about 5 or 10 fps - it seems the whole job is done by cpu, not by my geforce4.
Formerly, I had an Athlon XP 2000+ on an ASUS A7A266-E (as described in my first post), using kernel 2.4 and nvidia-1.0-6106, torcs was running fine, cars moved very smoothly, framerate about 90 fps or even more. Now, with nvidia-1.0-6111, kernel 2.6, Athlon XP-M 2500+ on an Abit NF7 (v2.0), torcs got unplayable.

Any clues?

edit: I just looked around and found the following:
#> cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status:          Disabled

AGP initialization failed, please check the ouput
of the 'dmesg' command and/or your system log file
for additional information on this problem.
#> dmesg
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected NVIDIA nForce2 chipset
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 439M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe0000000
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module  1.0-6111  Tue Jul 27
07:55:38 PDT 2004
NVRM: not using NVAGP, AGPGART is loaded!!
NVRM: not using NVAGP, AGPGART is loaded!!
Gee, that's strange. This board has an nvidia nforce2 chipset, it should be supported, or am I wrong?

Last edited by cyco; 09-10-04 at 11:22 AM.
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