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Old 06-17-07, 02:24 PM   #1
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Hey I was wondering is there any 3D graphics tests that can be ran or some other to determine if the NVIDIA driver installed properly, because although the installation went without a hitch I suspect theres still something wrong with the driver as when I start Warcraft 3 in Wine I only see a black screen, I can still hear the music in the background and such.
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Old 06-17-07, 02:25 PM   #2
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Any native OpenGL application would be a good first test; `glxinfo` will provide more detailed information that can help diagnose installation problems.
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Old 06-24-07, 03:18 AM   #3
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ok, I'm pretty new to linux. and damn' it was really hard for me to install the nvidia graphics driver on my kubuntu 7.04... but I guess it works now... if I didn't found the description on this forum I would have never succeed.

but anyway I also want to test the correct installation. what's the best way to do this?

you wrote: any native opengl application <-- ok, which one? I'm a newbie...so I don't know which one would be best?

and glxinfo lists a lot of lines which I can't interpret correctly because I'm a newbie on linux...at least which output gives me the hint, that everything is fine?

isn't there a little testprogram which runs several test an put out some lines like a = ok, b = ok, c = failed, d= ok, e= not supported and so on....

sorry, for the newbie questions...

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Old 06-24-07, 07:54 AM   #4
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Some native opengl apps that I'm using (just install them with sudo apt-get install appname)

- stellarium
- planetpenguin-racer
- foobillard

You could also install some 3d-screensavers (xscreensaver-gl package)
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