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Old 05-12-03, 11:54 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I have recieved my new Dell Latitude C840 and have installed Suse 8.1 with no problems. I just cant get the 3D acceleration to work. I have looked on various web sites who all point to downloading the

NVIDIA_kernel*rpm
and
NVIDIA_GLX*rpm files.

I have downloaded them and installed them without an issue. I have loaded up the XF86Config file and changed the nv option to nvidia. When I reboot the machine it basically doesn't work. Can anyone please help.

I attache my XF86Config and the output of the 3Ddiag

-----------------------------------------------------
3Ddiag version 0.496
Verifying 3D configuration:
Using 3dinfo
************************************************** **********

Verifying 3D configuration based on XFree86 4 for 3D board
"nVidia Corporation GeForce4 440 Go (10de@0174)":

Tests for package "NVIDIA_GLX":
package ... done.
======================= !!! WARNING !!! ========================
Due to license issues this package only contains a Dummy
Nvidia 2D/3D driver with Software 3D/OpenGL rendering. Please
update the package NVIDIA_GLX with YOU (YaST2 Online Update)
or download the package directly from the nVidia webserver
(http://www.nvidia.com), if you want to use 3D hardware
accelerated 3D/OpenGL.
================================================== ==============
package files ... done.
Tests for package "NVIDIA_kernel":
package ... done.
======================= !!! WARNING !!! ========================
Due to license issues this package only contains a Dummy
Nvidia 2D/3D driver with Software 3D/OpenGL rendering. Please
update the package NVIDIA_kernel with YOU (YaST2 Online Update)
or download the package directly from the nVidia webserver
(http://www.nvidia.com), if you want to use 3D hardware
accelerated 3D/OpenGL.
================================================== ==============
package files ... done.

Tests for correct OpenGL libraries/GLX extensions:
Symbolic Links ... failed!
================================================== ==============
3D Hardware acceleration is not used. To use 3D
Hardware acceleration the skript

"/usr/X11R6/bin/switch2nvidia_glx"

must be executed.
================================================== ==============
/etc/sysconfig/3ddiag (SCRIPT_3D=switch2nvidia_glx) ... failed!
================================================== ==============
3D Hardware acceleration is not used. To use 3D
Hardware acceleration the entry

SCRIPT_3D="switch2nvidia_glx"

is required in /etc/sysconfig/3ddiag. Execute /sbin/SuSEconfig
after changing this.
================================================== ==============

Test for correct XFree86 version ... done.

Tests for XFree86 configuration:
Config File /etc/X11/XF86Config ... done.
Driver ... done.
Color Depth ... done.
Extensions ... done.
Options ... done.

----------------------- NOTE -----------------------------------
If 3D hardware OpenGL configuration is not stable enough, you
should switch back to 'Mesa Software Rendering'. You can
verify this configuration with the command "3Ddiag --mesasoft".
----------------------- NOTE -----------------------------------

Checking GLU/glut runtime configuration:
GLU ... done (package mesaglu)
glut ... done (package mesaglut)

------------------------------------------------------


here is a grep of the packages I have installed.
linux:~ # rpm -qa | grep -i NVIDIA
NVIDIA_kernel-0.8-305
NVIDIA_GLX-0.8-305
linux:~ #


Hope somepne can help

Thanks Morgano
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Old 05-12-03, 05:54 PM   #2
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well, the 3DDiag did say upgrade!!! and you should now use the new installer, although I'm not sure with the Suse distro, there is something special about that and I'm not familiar with it...
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