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Old 03-19-05, 03:09 PM   #1
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Hi there everyone.

I just got my first Nvidia graphics card ever a couple days ago. Previously I had an ATI Radeon 7200 in my Slackware 10.0 kernel box. DRI would not work with it and the new Xorg 6.8.2.

So, I picked up an MSI Geforce 5200 FX. I downloaded the drivers from here:

I used the installer to compile the kernel modules that were needed. I'm having trouble getting the card working at full capacity.

You can view my xorg.conf file here:

And my /var/log/Xorg.0.log is here:

The first thing I noticed that was wrong is glxgears. When I login to XFCE and run "glxgears -info", I get this message:
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
glxgears: Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual.
I have "Load glx" in my xorg.conf, and I commented out "Load dri".

I thought I read in the README that I should be using the "nvidia" driver in my xorg.conf, but X won't even start when using that driver, so I just stuck with using "nv".

I think I have all the correct kernel modules loaded, you can see which are loaded here:

I really don't know where to start troubleshooting this problem. I've done much googling on this, but found many totally different answers, I feel even more confused than I was.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can provide anyone with any information on my setup they could possibly need.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 03-19-05, 03:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: New to Nvidia

first, remove this error:
Option "NvAGP" # <i>
make an # before it, ir put something usefull for an option.

Your error is this:
Driver "nv"

has to be this:
Driver "nvidia"
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Old 03-19-05, 06:12 PM   #3
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OK, I got it working. I should have just downloaded the manual for the device itself. I went by what the README said and it didn't work, so I used the "nv" driver which worked somewhat. After switching back to the "nvidia" driver I was presented with an error about there being no external power source. I didn't realize there was a place for a power cord on the end of the card.

Seems to be working much better now. Getting an average of 3180fps with glxgearx -info.

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