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Old 08-11-02, 10:10 AM   #13
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Thank you ever so much Thunderbird. I am going to try it now. I feel like an ass. I am just really cautious about changing system files without knowing what I am doing.
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Old 08-11-02, 10:51 AM   #14
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ok,
I added the lines, but I am a bit confused as to where to add the LOAD "glx" at in the module section.. can you go over that? IS there a specific place it needs to go?

I tried running the TUX racer game that is installed by default and my system locked up...
Before it would load but it played like a bag of ballz.

I added it after the line:
# This loads the video for Linux module.
Load "v41"
I added-> Load "glx"

The NVIDIA splash screen now comes up and everything looks good. BUt I am not able to run the games or GL screensavers.. and I am thinking its the "glx" addition that I screwed up.
Thanks for helping, yet once again.
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Old 08-11-02, 10:54 AM   #15
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What you added is correct. Check the info from "glxinfo". If everything there is from nvidia (no things from mesa) and if the list of extensions is very long it is ok.
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Old 08-11-02, 11:06 AM   #16
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Its attached.

Why would the Opengl screensavers and games not work after installing the driver?
very strange.
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Old 08-11-02, 11:31 AM   #17
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One other thing,
I ran one of the screensavers in the terminal and it generated this error:
Couldn't open the required GL library /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2
Segmentation fautl (core dumped)

Might I need to replace that file?
Is there an easy way to do it?
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NEVERMIND.
Figured this one out for myself. It seems this file got renamed during the RPM installation. THEre was a xxx.libGL.so.1.2.RPMSAVE file, so I renamed it to the original name, backing up the file before doing so.
WOrks absolutely fantastic.
So if any of you are having issues with OPENGL screensavers or games, and you are using the RPM install, try this(mandrake only I think):

Open up the terminal and type:
kpipes.kss
If you get an error saying :
Couldn't open the required GL library /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2
Segmentation fautl (core dumped)

You need to head over to that directory,
/usr/X11R6/lib/

find this file, if you have it:
xxx.libGL.so.1.2.RPMSAVE file and rename it to
libGL.so.1.2
Then try the terminal :
kpipes.kss

Works absolutely flawlessly for me.

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Old 08-11-02, 12:55 PM   #18
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What you did was not good. Those files were renamed because of a good reason. For linux there are two (actually more ..) OpenGL implementations. One of them is Mesa/DRI and another are the nvidia drivers. Mesa/DRI is used on most non-nvidia hardware.

Both opengl implementations use the same filenames. Mesa is defaulty installed on all linux distributions. The nvidia drivers rename those mesa files because they conflict.

Because you renamed those files back to their original names you are not using the nvidia drivers for those apps and you can create big problems for other apps. What you should do is to run "updatedb" in a console. (this will take some time)

After that is complete do: "locate libGL" remove all files except libGLU.* and libGLw.*.

After that do: "locate libglx" and remove all files.

When all this is done reinstall the nvidia drivers. I let you do this because there are likely some mes a junk files left again. After all this it should work. (hopefully)
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