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Old 03-03-05, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default XFX 6600GT and 6629

I have been trying for several days to get UT2004 running decently under Linux. But all I get is poor performance from any game I play. In Windows I get around 70-85 FPS in UT2004, but in Linux I get only 20-30, sometimes dipping down to 15. This is worse than the GeForce2 Ultra I upgraded from!

My system specs are (crappy, I know, I'm upgrading in a few months):

P4 1.5 GHz
640 MB RDRAM
Dual-booting Windows XP Professional and SuSE Linux 9.2 Professional

Does the 6600GT just have rudimentary support with the 6629 drivers, or are they actually optimized for the 6600GT? How are other people's experiences with the XFX 6600GT?

Also I'm running TwinView (didn't notice any difference when I used single head though, so I'm pretty sure this isn't causing the problem).

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-03-05, 03:25 AM   #2
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I have a MSI 6600GT and don't have any problems in linux ut2004 linux:80-100fps,windows:80-100fps
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Old 03-03-05, 03:33 AM   #3
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Dragoran, could you attach your XF86Config or Xorg.conf so I can compare it with mine. Also, did you tweak the drivers any?
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Old 03-03-05, 03:55 AM   #4
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I applied all patches from zander. I am using FC3 with kernel: 2.6.10-1.766_FC3.
My xorg.conf is attached.But I think appling the patches should solve your problem.
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Old 03-03-05, 04:30 AM   #5
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Default Re: XFX 6600GT and 6629

Sounds like this person http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...t=ut2004+linux .
Complete with an upgrade from a GeForce2.

No replies though, but atleast someone is having the same problem.
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Old 03-03-05, 07:05 AM   #6
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Maybe it's releated to this thread:
UT2004 Linux PCI-Express Slowdown Solutions
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Old 03-03-05, 09:01 AM   #7
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Chunkey, I actually looked into that thread, but my card is AGP and that didn't seem to do anything for me. Tier Mann, that's actually my thread, I completely forgot I even posted that. I'm going to try to apply those patches later today and see if they help any.

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Old 03-03-05, 12:41 PM   #8
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Woohoo, the patches worked! Still crappy performance during busy portions of the game, but I can safely blame the processor for that.
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Old 03-03-05, 02:20 PM   #9
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That's a pretty light weight CPU for this card (unless it's a P-M of course). I have a XFX 6600GT AGP with 6629 and it runs great for me (dual Opteron 246's).
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Old 03-03-05, 06:44 PM   #10
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Twinview does affect performance. I've seen it on my eyes
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Old 03-04-05, 02:49 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoran
I applied all patches from zander. I am using FC3 with kernel: 2.6.10-1.766_FC3.
My xorg.conf is attached.But I think appling the patches should solve your problem.
This might be a silly question, but I can't find 6600GT from SAX2 nvidia cards list. I read the xorg.conf file above and there it was.

I have a XFX GF 6600 GT, nvidia driver 6629 installed and Suse Linux 9.1 Personal (kernel 2.6.5-7.147). I installed Linux earlier this week so I'm a real newbie with this system. If possible, tell me what to do and do it on very basic level or otherwise I'm just more confused. Thank you.
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Old 03-07-05, 12:21 AM   #12
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mikko1200,

If you just installed SuSE this week, I would recommend reinstalling it and using SuSE Linux 9.2 instead. SuSE 9.1 used an "enhanced" version of X11 before they changed their license. SuSE 9.2 and anything thereafter uses X.org. This difference could be causing your problem even though it is doubtful. But, you mine as well have the latest anyway, right? Also SuSE 9.1 Personal had so many issues that they essentially discontinued the Personal line of software. I would really look into downloading a copy of SuSE 9.2 Professional (see end of post).

You also might want to go to the nVidia driver download page and make sure you are following the correct directions for SuSE 9.1. These are:

1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source', 'make' and 'gcc' packages with YaST2.
Update it - if not already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU).

2) Use the nvidia installer for 1.0-6629.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run -q

3) Configure XFree86 with

sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)

NOTE: There is no need to try to enable 3D support. It's already
enabled, when the nvidia driver is running.

Very important: before reinstalling the driver (step 2) make sure you do "rmmod nvidia" to make sure you don't have the driver loaded anywhere. Also everything above should be done in init 3. You get there by opening up a console window, switching to root by typing "su" and then your root password. Then type "init 3". After step 3 is finished just type "init 5" and that will startup the X GUI again. If when you go to run Sax2 you get some sort of error saying that nvidia couldn't be found and Sax2 fails to load, type "modprobe nvidia" and this will load the nvidia module.

After running Sax2, under the video card setting it had some sort of Framebuffer for VESA or something like that. I just changed that and selected NVIDIA in the vender list and 6600 GT was listed in there. So, just make sure you are following the directions above and see if that helps. Otherwise I would recommend giving 9.2 a try because it is the latest version out right now.

You can get 9.2 here: http://www.novell.com/products/linux...nal/downloads/

I think this is just the FTP install version. If you look around you should be able to find ISO files to burn CDs.

Good luck.
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