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Old 04-03-05, 04:23 PM   #13
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@ghog: you should be using this one: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...38&postcount=1 (since you're using Linux).
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Old 04-05-05, 03:40 AM   #14
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Thanks!

I find I get graphical corruption in my window borders if I run KDE then run UT2004 - when I exit UT the borders of my Windows have garbage in them. Refreshing the desktop doesn't fix it. Even if I exit the app and restart it, the same garbage appears (corrupted image cache?)

Also, the Render acceleration still fails lots of tests (although, yes it does say experimental I tried rendercheck-1.0.3.

I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 with a Fx5200Go running -current (not supported I know).

It's nice to be able to use real threading libraries now! (6113 didn't work and 4365 only supported libc_r).
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Old 04-05-05, 10:34 AM   #15
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I installed the 7174-drivers on my FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE box, but when I start UT2004, the game lags big time. I also tried glxgears, but I only get 2/3 of the score that I'm getting in Slackware 10.1 @ 2.6.10, also with 7174 for linux i386. My video card is a GF6800GT 256 MB GDDR3.

Edit: I also got the same symthom in FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE.
Edit edit: when I run nvidia-settings, my video card is listed as a PCI card, although it is an AGP-card.
I can also list up my spec's on my computer as well:
P4 NW 3.0 GHz
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
Corsair TWINX-PRO3200XL 1024 MB
Creative Audigy 2 Platinum
Seagate Cheetah 15K.3 36.7 GB
Edit Edit Edit:

Problem solved. Added hint.agp.0.disabled="1" in /boot/device hints and hw.nvidia.registry.NvAGP=1 in /etc/sysctl.conf. The module agp.ko was the reason to all my problems, I must use NvAGP instead of the FreeBSD AGPGART driver.

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Old 04-14-05, 09:29 PM   #16
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Thank you for releasing updated FreeBSD drivers!

NVidia's alternate OS support (Solaris forthcoming, FreeBSD, and Linux) is what made me decide to go out and buy a new GeForce 6800 GT card last night.

I was using an ATi Radeon 9800 Pro. I must say that NVidia has improved greatly since the 5900 and that I continue to be astounded at your level of support. Keep it up!
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Old 04-16-05, 02:46 AM   #17
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Works great with my GeForce 6800. Thank you Nvidia!
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Old 04-16-05, 03:03 PM   #18
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This drivers are working very good for me, thanks you NVIDIA.
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Old 04-18-05, 02:20 PM   #19
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Default Re: 1.0-7174 for FreeBSD i386 released

I'm having problems in other PC:

K8 3500+
DFI nForce4 SLI
GeForce 6800 GT PCI-e with a digital flat panel
FreeBSD 5.4 RC2 (generic kernel)
Xorg 6.8.2

Using NVIDIA's driver the screen only works at 8 bits of color. I've edited some things in the xorg.conf without any succes, but if I use the open source driver the screen looks good. I've tried with the 6113 drivers and also it happens.
Any ideas?

Thanks
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Old 04-23-05, 06:26 PM   #20
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Hello again, my troubles with the desktop computer (black screen and nothing else) were solved with a BIOS ACPI update, but I've still got the problem with the laptop.

After a lot of testing and reading logs, I suspect it might be because the driver identifies my laptop's graphics card as a GeForce 4 Go 460 when in fact it is a GeForce 4 420.
Is there any way to tell the driver which card it is?
(BTW: I've e-mailed NVidia FreeBSD GFX twice. The e-mails didn't bounce this time, but they haven't answered either)

Thanks a lot
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Old 05-23-05, 05:54 PM   #21
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I'm running a Dell Inspiron 8200 with a 64mb geforce 440 go which runs at a native resolution of 1400x1050.

I ran beautifully under 6113, however, since I loaded 7174 x will load at a maximum resolution of 1280x1024.

If I roll back to 6113 things load perfectly again.

I only have 1400x1050 configured in xorg.conf.

Anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions?

Some details:

Running FreeBSD release 5.4.
xorg version 6.8.2
using nvidia's agp driver

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Old 05-26-05, 03:25 PM   #22
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Awesome, the new driver fixed many of the problems I was having.

"Please see the 1.0-6629, 1.0-7167 and 1.0-7174 NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver Set release changelogs for a list of additional changes made since the 1.0-6113 NVIDIA Accelerated FreeBSD Graphics Driver Set release."

Anyone have a link to where these changelogs can be found?
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Old 05-30-05, 10:02 AM   #23
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Well, I just upgraded to a geforce 6600 agp card w/ 256mb of ram. Here's a link to the actual card:
http://www.giga-byte.com/VGA/Product...V-N66256DP.htm

Yay! Seems to be working nicely now (using the 7174 driver on FreeBSD 5.4-stable btw). The only problem upgrading was that my old xorg.conf wouldn't work! I didn't think I'd need to change my X config.

I have an i865g based mobo, so I removed 'device agp' from my kernel a while ago (i.e. hw.nvidia.registry.NvAGP: 1). X was configured to use TwinView (1 crt, 1 dfp) but for some reason the driver couldn't 'find screens' w/ twinview enabled.

So... I had to reconfigure X to use a screen0/1 and card0/1 style dual head setup, instead of twinview. BTW, I also put 'option xinerama' into the serverflags section. AFAIK, when using twinview, the nvidia driver provides its own xinerama extensions.

Anyway, I've been using this link as a ref for dual-head setup:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/index.php?tit..._Dual_Monitors

Ironically, my current config resembles the ATI dual config more than the Nvidia, lol!

Unfortunately, by not using twinview I seem to have lost the ability to run accelerated 3d apps on the DFP display (which used to work w/ twinview). When I drag a 3d app (e.g. glxgears) from the CRT to the DFP the window goes black. When I drag it back, the gears continue. The card seems to be performing rather nicely otherwise. Can anyone think of a specific reason why twinview (i.e. my old xorg.conf) wouldn't work, or why 3d apps show up black on the second display (without twinview)?

P.S.

I also tried the new X 'composite' extension out for the translucency & shadow effects and omg... it was broken WAY worse than my old FX5700le card. I know the 'composite' extension isn't ready for prime-time but I assume it will be one day.

Is it safe to assume that my new 6600 will (some day soon) be at least as good as my older FX5700le in this regard? Translucency effects worked somewhat w/ the FX5700le, but X goes completely haywire when using the 6600 (w/ composite enabled).

Is it fair to say that the FX portions of driver code are more 'mature' than the 6xxx portions?

Oh, yeah... thanks for providing accelerated FBSD drivers - NVIDIA rox!!!
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Old 06-01-05, 06:24 AM   #24
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Okay, I woke up this morning and figured I'd hack at my xorg.cfg a little to see if I could resolve my problems.

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Unfortunately, by not using twinview I seem to have lost the ability to run accelerated 3d apps on the DFP display (which used to work w/ twinview).
I determined that for some reason, the 7174 driver w/ my new gf6600 vidcard does not like the "ConnectedMonitor" option. I used to have this set to "CRT,DFP" and it worked great w/ an fx5700le and an old fx5200. Why the gf6600 doesn't like it is beyond me.

I commented out the option and X fired up w/o a problem in twinview mode! Yippy! Now both DFP and CRT can display accelerated opengl apps.

I'm beginning to wonder if there is a reason to use the "ConnectedMonitor" option at all. Unless it overrides what the driver automagically determines, I don't see a reason to have it... right?

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I also tried the new X 'composite' extension out for the translucency & shadow effects and omg... it was broken WAY worse than my old FX5700le card.
After I managed to get the driver to use TwinView for dual-display purposes, I thought I'd try out window transluceny and shadowing again (i.e. X composite extension). I must say, this functions much better now. Still a bit buggy, but more like 'how it was' with my FX5700le.

Upgrade complete!
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