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Old 01-07-03, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default XFree86 4.2.99.3

anyone have any luck with OpenGL + nvidia drivers (any) + XFree86 4.2.99.3 ? the 2d = great, watching movies = great, OpenGL games = crash (oh noes hurry and update for the new x nvidia guyz!).
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Old 01-07-03, 10:25 PM   #2
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Xfree86 4.2.99.3 is a development release and is not stable. It is not intended for production use.
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Old 01-08-03, 08:52 AM   #3
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whachoo talkin' about, jive turkey? that pre-release is about as stable as it gets so i take it no one has gotten it to work with nvidia drivers. s'all good, i'll just have to wait until ::looks at watch:: june or so before the official 4.3 release for nvidia support.
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Old 01-08-03, 04:35 PM   #4
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so... you think 4.2.99 stable huh? why did your opengl games crash? Doesn't crash with 4.2.x.
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Old 01-08-03, 05:58 PM   #5
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[alistair] 10:57pm [~] X -version

This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)

XFree86 Version 4.2.99.3 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 30 December 2002
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-pre2 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present

[alistair] 10:57pm [~] cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 nvidia.o Kernel Module 1.0-4191 Mon Dec 9 11:49:01 PST 2002
GCC version: gcc version 3.2.1

Section "Device"

Identifier "Video1"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAGP" "2"
Option "RenderAccel" "0"
Option "IgnoreEDID"
Option "DigitalVibrance" "255"

EndSection

It works as well as 4.2.1 did. The XRANDR extension works properly with the 4191 driver, too, and OpenGL is rock solid.

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Old 01-08-03, 08:57 PM   #6
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kappax@thebox kappax $ X -version

This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)

XFree86 Version 4.2.99.2 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 18 December 2002
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.19-gentoo-r7 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present



2d and 3d work just great!
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Old 01-09-03, 12:22 AM   #7
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rock on ^_^
also, 3d didn't crash, it just looked weird, hehe
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rock on ^_^
also, 3d didn't crash, it just looked weird, hehe
What game(s) in particular are you referring to?

I just recently updated to the Mandrake Cooker build of 4.2.99 with the 4191 drivers. Tribes 2 and Solder of Fortune run at a 43Hz vertical refresh rate, which is pretty painful for the eyes. Quake 3 and my desktop seem to have no problem, though. This is all at 1024x768. If the xserver follows my config file, it's not even allowed to go below 55Hz.
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Quote:
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What game(s) in particular are you referring to?

I just recently updated to the Mandrake Cooker build of 4.2.99 with the 4191 drivers. Tribes 2 and Solder of Fortune run at a 43Hz vertical refresh rate, which is pretty painful for the eyes. Quake 3 and my desktop seem to have no problem, though. This is all at 1024x768. If the xserver follows my config file, it's not even allowed to go below 55Hz.
Go here
http://koala.ilog.fr/cgi-bin/nph-colas-modelines
enter the info get the mod lines add them to your X config in the monitor section and BAM your stuff works right!


Oh hehe i got to try the afro people out

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right, it was a PEBKAC thing. i didn't reinstall the nvidia drivers after i installed X so X installed it's GLX drivers and overwrote the nvidia ones. a simple driver reinstall, which totally slipped my mind, saved the day!

also, the new X rux, especially those colored-glass cursors
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Old 01-15-03, 02:21 PM   #11
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I have a newer Dell Inspiron 8200 and was having problems getting higher rez's and would only give the the one default
rez.....So with the suggestion that my computer is less then
a year old, I went out to www.XFree86.org and downloaded
the latest version that I thought was stable (after comments
above I'm no longer sure if any is stable), but anyway I loaded
it........Now the only X window manager I can get to come up
is twm........So, how do I get back to a normal window
manager?????
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Replace /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc with the you distro's original xinitrc file. You did back that one up, right?

If not, you can create a ~/.xinitrc file that just contains exec startkde for KDE, or exec gnome-session for Gnome.

The filenames are different if you do the GUI login thing, but I don't remember offhand what they are. .Xsession perhaps?
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