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Old 01-13-04, 08:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy SuSE 8.2: No (OpenGL) 3D acceleration with 1.0-5328 drivers

Greetings. gurus.

I was using the -4496 release drivers until my kernel was updated, recently. After the "YOU" patch was applied to the kernel (bringing it up to V 2.4.20-102), obviously, the nVIDIA drivers required re-installing.

I downloaded the new -5328 drivers and was pleasantly surprised with the much easier installation process this time around (-4496 was a bit of a pain!)

I read the README file thoroughly and ran Sax2 as prescribed. Everything appeared to be ok; my video card (Abit Siluro GeForce 3 Ti200) was recognised, I configured my monitor, colour depth, blah, blah and ensured I did not tinker with the 3D acceleration settings.

Surprise, surprise, upon restart I did not get any 3D acceleration.

The nVIDIA logo pops up, as before, immediately prior to the logon screen, but my OpenGL screen savers do not take advantage of the 3D acceleration.

What gives?

I noted the comment in the README file about not enabling 3D Acceleration as it was enabled just mis-reported in Sax2, but it seems it really isn't providing any 3D acceleration -- my GL savers run dog slow in "slideshow mode" about 1fps, whereas previously under -4496, they were smooth and silky and running in excess of 25fps.

Hailp! What's the trick to getting it to work? Or do I need to revert to -4496? If the latter, is there any special sequence to make this happen or do I just re-install the -4496 drivers over the top of the -5328 version?

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Old 01-13-04, 09:54 AM   #2
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Probably a bug. check /var/log/messages for an kernel oops.
If so, revert to the older driver, wait for nVidia to fix it. (or the kernel folks, might be the a kernel problem, not nvidia's fault.
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Old 01-13-04, 01:32 PM   #3
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Originally posted by noselasd
Probably a bug. check /var/log/messages for an kernel oops.
If so, revert to the older driver, wait for nVidia to fix it. (or the kernel folks, might be the a kernel problem, not nvidia's fault.
Hmm, alrighty...
[checks]

Well, indeed, there are warnings:
Jan 12 19:54:30 poochzilla kernel: 0: nvidia: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 nvidia.o Kernel Module 1.0-5328 Wed Dec 17 13:54:51
PST 2003
Jan 12 19:54:30 poochzilla insmod: Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o will taint the kern
el: non-GPL license - NVIDIA
Jan 12 19:54:30 poochzilla insmod: Module nvidia loaded, with warnings


However, looking back to a -4496-vintage section of the log, same message just with appropriately different feedback:
Jan 5 19:42:38 poochzilla kernel: 0: nvidia: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 nvidia.o Kernel Module 1.0-4496 Wed Jul 16 19:03:09
PDT 2003
Jan 5 19:42:38 poochzilla insmod: Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o will taint the kern
el: non-GPL license - NVIDIA
Jan 5 19:42:38 poochzilla insmod: Module nvidia loaded, with warnings




So, I'll just nip off and uninstall -5328 and re-install -4496 and see if things change...

Back real soon now...
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Old 01-13-04, 01:50 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Wikkus

So, I'll just nip off and uninstall -5328 and re-install -4496 and see if things change...

Back real soon now...
*ding*

Reverted to the -4496 drivers and it's fixed.

Any of the gurus care to 'splain? Happy to help with the diagnosis.


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Old 01-17-04, 02:25 AM   #5
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Read this thread and had what seems to be identical problems so I did as he did and installed 4496.. working great as well

5328 is bugged some how.. ran on freshly installed suse 9.0 and GF3 Ti200
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Old 01-17-04, 05:35 AM   #6
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Hi,

cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status tells you, if AGP is working
glxinfo tells you, if Opengl is working.
glxgears is a litte programm, ideal to test opengl.
less /var/log/XF86.0.log will show you X error messages.
dmesg will show you kernel messages.

The warnings about tainting are normal. The nvidia modul is binary only and the kernel tells that the user.

Glück Auf
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Old 01-17-04, 09:24 AM   #7
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I have nVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 200 and glxinfo tells me OpenGL is working but when I start an OpenGL game, he says: could not load "libGL.so.x.x".

But these files are all there!

---- output of glxinfo: (Kernel 2.4.23 / Debian 3.0 -----
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_SGIX_swap_group, GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_NV_float_buffer
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce2 MX/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.4.0 NVIDIA 44.96
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_point_parameters,
GL_ARB_texture_compression, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map,
GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine,
GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object,
GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_S3_s3tc, GL_EXT_abgr,
GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_minmax,
GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint,
GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements,
GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_pixels,
GL_EXT_paletted_texture, GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_rescale_normal,
GL_EXT_secondary_color, GL_EXT_separate_specular_color,
GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap,
GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, GL_EXT_texture_lod,
GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_vertex_array,
GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_fence, GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_light_max_exponent,
GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_pixel_data_range, GL_NV_point_sprite,
GL_NV_register_combiners, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
GL_NV_texture_env_combine4, GL_NV_texture_rectangle,
GL_NV_vertex_array_range, GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program,
GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, GL_NVX_ycrcb, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap,
GL_SGIS_multitexture, GL_SGIS_texture_lod
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x21 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x22 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x23 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x24 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x25 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x26 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x27 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x28 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x29 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2a 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2b 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2c 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2d 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2e 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x2f 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x30 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x31 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x32 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x33 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x34 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x35 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x36 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x37 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x38 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None

Well, Quake3 is the only one OpenGL game which is working. all others end's up with that error message above.
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Old 01-17-04, 06:04 PM   #8
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Hi,
see the topic "Very poor acceleration performance" for a solution.
Never tried this.

By the way, does Nvidia test their drivers before they release them?
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Hi,

I do not know. I have a SiS746FX board. No AGP driver from nvidia.. and this chipset is out for a year. I have to use Kernel AGPGART and have lockups, first time X starts with 4496, 4620 and 5328 and different minion patches.

Glück Auf,
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Old 01-18-04, 12:20 PM   #10
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I had the same problem as well, I Reverted to the -4496 drivers in my SuSE 8.2 and now I run without 3d problems. With the 5328 I had this problem

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load GLX

I try in diferent ways to fixit but I really give up.
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Old 01-18-04, 12:42 PM   #11
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>(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load GLX

means that the glx part of your driver was not installed correctly.

If you get libGL.so.XY not found errors, even though glx is installed and load correctly, make a symlink, from libGL.so.XY to libGL.so
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... and remove all tls directories from /usr/lib/ and /usr/X11R6/lib/

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