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Old 04-02-07, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Anisotropic filtering and Antialias problems with 9755 and FX5900

I have been having trouble not being able to activate AA/AF on my FX5900 card with the latest drivers.

Kernel is 2.6.20 FC6 stock.

Using AIGLX (as Option AIGLX True) in Xorg, other pertinent options being used in Xorg.conf are:

Code:
Section "Module"
        Load  "fbdevhw"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "extmod"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        Option      "NoFlip" "true"
        Option      "NoLogo" "true"
        Option      "NVAGP" "3"
        Option      "HwCursor" "true"
        Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        Option      "metamodes" "1280x1024_75 +0+0"
        Option      "RenderAccel" "true"
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
#             Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1115x864" "1024x768" "800x600" 
"640x480"
        EndSubSection
I don't seem able to enable AA/AF by either exporting the environment variables or by using the nvidia-settings program, I will try to see if AIGLX or other of the driver options is what is preventing this by means of editing and testing, but I hadn't modified my Xorg.conf file in quite a while, and AA/AF was working just fine with the 1.0-9746 driver. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Edit

Exporting the __GL_FSAA_MODE variables do seem to work, alas setting the AA options (as well as sync to VBlank and AF) in nvidia-settings does not.
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Old 04-02-07, 05:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anisotropic filtering and Antialias problems with 9755 and FX5900

Where or how are you determining that its not enabled?

Also, see:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678
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Old 04-02-07, 06:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Anisotropic filtering and Antialias problems with 9755 and FX5900

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Where or how are you determining that its not enabled?

Also, see:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678
I'm running different types of applications to determine whether or not AA is being enabled, the different games I'm running are UT99, Rune for Linux, UT2004, Blender and even Beryl.
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Old 04-02-07, 06:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: Anisotropic filtering and Antialias problems with 9755 and FX5900

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Where or how are you determining that its not enabled?
I'm running different types of applications to determine whether or not AA is being enabled, the different games I'm running are UT99, Rune for Linux, UT2004, Blender and even Beryl.

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Should I generate a bug report log? Apparently it is nvidia-settings which is failing to set the modes, even sync to vblank seems to be ignored... (as I see tearing in Beryl on occasion)

Oops, sorry for the double post, I thought I had edited... Please remove the above post.
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Old 04-02-07, 06:08 PM   #5
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All of the symptoms that you've described suggest that the NVIDIA driver is not correctly installed.
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Old 04-02-07, 06:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: Anisotropic filtering and Antialias problems with 9755 and FX5900

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All of the symptoms that you've described suggest that the NVIDIA driver is not correctly installed.
That might be so, I installed using Livna RPM packages... I'll remove them and install with the installer, see if there's any difference.
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Old 04-02-07, 06:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: Anisotropic filtering and Antialias problems with 9755 and FX5900

For some reason, the installer for 9755 detected 9746 installed. Prior to installing the Livna packages (I wanted to tests how were they in regards to automatic updates, and such) I did uninstall the previous version (9746) using the nvidia-installer to uninstall them, still apparently they were not fully removed from the system, so when 9755 were available from Livna, there was this inconsistency. I can't tell what remaineded of the 9746 drivers on the system, but the 9755 installer picked that up and promptly said that I had the 9746 drivers installed. This with the Livna packages already removed from the system, so what lingered, I can only guess...

Thanks for your suggestions, and just for completeness sake (and to test if whether or not the Livna packages are deffective) how can I fully remove the drivers so that the installer won't detect any previous version installed? I already know that I'll have to replace a package as the libglx.so file gets overwritten, and I'll have to replace it, other than that I'm not sure what may have lingered on the system that was picked up by the 9755 installer.
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Old 04-02-07, 06:51 PM   #8
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The installer's --uninstall option will remove all traces of the official driver package.
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Old 04-02-07, 10:46 PM   #9
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FYI, the Livna RPM package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.9755-3.lvn6 installs a couple of startup files (/etc/profile.d/nvidia.{sh,csh}) that effectively overrides nvidia-settings. I put some unset commands in my .bashrc to give control back.

Code:
# the livna package sets these, but we don't really want them
unset __GL_SINGLE_THREADED
unset __GL_FSAA_MODE
unset __GL_DEFAULT_LOG_ANISO
unset __GL_SYNC_TO_VBLANK
unset __GL_SYNC_DISPLAY_DEVICE
Enjoy
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Old 04-02-07, 11:08 PM   #10
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Thanks for the heads up, really handy for when I get back to the Livna packages.
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