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Old 05-24-04, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default Nvidia driver questions

Allright i've managed to install the Nvidia drivers and i would like to use it in combination with Mplayer (URL=http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html]Mplayer[/url])
The only thing i would like to acchieve is get video acceleration while playing video's. I've 2 questions:

1. Has anyone experience with mplayer and the nvidia drivers and do i need XFree86 to use video acceleration or not?
2. How do i test the Nvidia drivers, i installed them and i'm able to run them with XFree86 (latest release) but every time i start XFree86 i get an black screen.

My log file is in the log file.doc (As far i can see no errors!)
My config file is in the Config file.doc

Any suggestions?
I (still) run the core distro!
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-27-04, 03:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Nvidia driver questions

The nVIDIA driver is an X driver -- you do need to be running X to use the driver. You could run mplayer on virtual terminals using vesafb however (or possibly rivafb, but don't try to use riva in combination with the X driver).

You have no resolutions configured in the config file -- duplicate (remove any that you do not want to use) this setup in your config:
 SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
X should pick the largest resolution that 'works' as your base resolution.. so if you absolutely only want to use 1280x1024.. remove the higher resolutions.

Add the below option to your config file as well (the green):
Section "Device"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	Option     "NvAGP" "1"
Using the nvidia agp driver (that option) may fix your black screen issue.
"..the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." (Edmond Burke)
nVIDIA video driver RPMs for Fedora :: see yum repo at livna.org.

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