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Old 03-13-03, 04:03 AM   #1
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Question 3123 drivers installed, no HW Acceleration

I had no problems installing older 3123 nvidia drivers from source RPMs. I have modified the XF86Config file as needed. However, when I "startx" i get a delay of about 30 seconds (blank, black screen) then the nVidia logo is displayed for a split second and X starts.

I then go to check display settings. Underneath the Display Card selection/settings the checkbox which should be used to turn on Hardware accelerated 3D, is greyed-out (unselectable).

I opened Tux racer to see if Hardware acceleration is ON, but it does not.

-aurox Red Hat 8.0
-kernel 2.4.18_17.8.0

-Athlon XP 1600+
-Ennyah GeForce4 MX440 64Mb

-NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.src.rpm
-NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.src.rpm

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-13-03, 09:41 AM   #2
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Your hardware acceleration checkbox thingy is grayed out because RH's wonderful ( ) GUI programs don't understand this driver. Had you searched the boards for "3d acceleration grayed out", you would have seen that, as I remember posting it many, many times.

The 30-second delay is a known issue with a lot of cards. I don't know what would fix it, though some have reported that 4191 helps, and others have reported that reinstalling fontconfig helps.

When you say "tuxracer doesn't open", what exactly do you mean? What error do you get? (run it from a terminal)
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Old 03-13-03, 10:18 AM   #3
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Sorry. Grammar bad.

I meant to say that I opened Tux racer to test id 3D acceleration was working, and that it's was not working.

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OK, ... hmm. What does ldd $(which tuxracer) tell you? What do you get when you ls -l the files on the right of the arrows in the output?

The ldd program will tell you something like "libGL.so.1 -> /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 [0xXXXXX]" -- the part that's important is the /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 part. This should be a symlink to the nVidia 3123 libGL.so. There should also be a libGLcore.so.1 somewhere in the list -- as long as there is, then the libraries should be OK.

What FPS are you getting in tuxracer itself? You can edit ~/.tuxracer/options to turn on FPS reporting.
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I did a clean instal of Red Hat 8.0, installed new 4191 drivers from source rpms, modified the xf86config filed... and

everything if fine. drivers work. hardware acceleration works.

Thanx for your help
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Old 03-14-03, 09:12 AM   #6
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Well... OK, whatever.
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