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Old 02-24-03, 08:44 PM   #1
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Thumbs down moving window maxes out processor...

I just installed the nVidia drivers for my computer. Quick run down of my system.

Soyo KT400 mb
XFX nVidia GeForce 4 MX420 64MB DDR
Mandrake9.0 running on Gnome

Before driver install, no problems.

After, everytime I move a window, processor gets maxed, and the window moves very jerky. It's a real pain in the butt.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 02-24-03, 10:23 PM   #2
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That would be a known problem with driver 4191. Moving back to 3123, or making your background be just a solid color fill (rather than a pixmap) both work for some.

With that KT400, which kernel are you using?
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Old 02-25-03, 09:37 AM   #3
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You'll have to forgive me, I've been on Linux for 2 wks now.

What would the process be to move back to the drive you specified? Any disadvantages?

Are you speaking of the MDK kernel or the vid card kernel? [In either case, I'm away from my Linux box right now, so I can't say]

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Old 02-25-03, 12:47 PM   #4
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To move to 3123, just install Mandrake's kernel-source package (the version of the package has to match what uname -r tells you), though you might want to consider restarting the installer and selecting the entire development "group".

Then go to the archive page (it's here) and from there, go to the 3123 driver page.

Then download the kernel and GLX drivers, but get the .tar.gz version.

Then open a terminal, go to the directory you saved them in, and tar xzf NVIDIA_k and hit tab and return. Tab will autocomplete the filename for you, it's nice. Then do a tar xzf NVIDIA_G and hit tab and return.

Then, cd into the new kernel directory and do a make, followed by a su - (to become root) and a make install. cd back up one, and then cd into the GLX directory, and do a make as root to install them (you don't actually compile anything with the GLX driver).

Then make sure your XF86Config-4 is still set up right (it should be), but delete the /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o file. And change /etc/modules.conf to have an alias like alias /dev/nvidia* NVdriver if it's not there (and get rid of the alias referencing nvidia, if it is).

Then, a reboot should be all you need.

When I was talking about the KT400, I meant which Linux kernel version. You find out with a uname -r.
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Old 02-25-03, 05:25 PM   #5
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FYI, I'm running kernel 2.4.19-16mdk.
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