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Flak Pyro
30th March 2006, 12:32 AM
Now that the new kernel is out and livna has nvidia drivers out is there any special way i should go about installing it?

In FC4 it was just
yum install nvidia-glx kernel-module-nvidia-$(uname -r)


Does this sound right?

yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-$(uname-r)


I just wanna make sure im doing this right before a go ahead and do this :)

cruiseoveride
30th March 2006, 12:37 AM
yum install kmod-nvidia
yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia

should be the only two packages you need

Flak Pyro
30th March 2006, 05:01 AM
opps my clipboard sucked i forgot to add the kmod haha, thanks :)

StephenH
30th March 2006, 09:02 AM
yum install kmod-nvidia
yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia

should be the only two packages you need

Thanks. This was the easiest NVidia installation ever for me. I did check my xorg.conf before rebooting, and sure enough, I needed to change the driver from nv to nvidia. Other than that, it went very smoothly, and I now have accelerated video again. :D

glxgears shows:

5105 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1020.843 FPS
5109 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1021.634 FPS
5093 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1018.482 FPS
5105 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1020.996 FPS
5095 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1018.967 FPS

This on an inexpensive GeForce FX 5200 (AGP) card.

Linux topaz 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 #1 Tue Mar 28 03:38:34 EST 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

I have seen much higher frame rates. My system is an Athlon XP 2600+ homebuilt. I don't know how it compares with ones reporting much higher rates.

Anyway, I used to install the binary from NVidia, but now that I have tested this method successfully, I will stick with it. What may have caused me problems before was that I was assuming that the Livna RPM took care of things like making sure that the xorg.conf file was right, so when it failed, I assumed that the rpm install was defective and since the binary always succeeded, I just used it. Now I know that I manually had to ensure that the xorg.conf file was set to load the nvidia driver instead of the nv driver. Oh well, I'm not too old to learn new tricks. :)

Regards,

Stephen

sej7278
30th March 2006, 09:15 AM
that's about right framerate-wise, my 128mb 5200 at 8x AGP on a p4 3ghz with a gig of ram gets about 1200fps.

i guess the linux drivers aren't too great as whenever i play a glx game i get really high cpu usage, which means the driver isn't shifting enough work to the graphics card.

steve1961
30th March 2006, 10:32 AM
I installed the livna nvidia drivers last night and they automagically changed the driver in my xorg-conf file from "nv" to "nvidia". These are my frame rates on a 6600GT:

36950 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7389.821 FPS
36987 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7397.360 FPS
36960 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7391.969 FPS
36968 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7393.516 FPS

daihard
30th March 2006, 10:50 AM
I installed the livna nvidia drivers last night and they automagically changed the driver in my xorg-conf file from "nv" to "nvidia". These are my frame rates on a 6600GT:

36950 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7389.821 FPS
36987 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7397.360 FPS
36960 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7391.969 FPS
36968 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7393.516 FPS
Wow, that's pretty damn fast. Mine's like 1500 FPS on a 6200 (Athlon 64 3700+ w/ 2GB RAM).

I had to go back to 2.6.15-1.2059, though, because lame crashed on me with the new kernel. :(

steve1961
30th March 2006, 10:59 AM
Wow, that's pretty damn fast. Mine's like 1500 FPS on a 6200 (Athlon 64 3700+ w/ 2GB RAM).

I had to go back to 2.6.15-1.2059, though, because lame crashed on me with the new kernel. :(

To be honest I'm not sure how good or bad this is for a 6600GT, but 3d seems to work well. I've always used the livna drivers (in FC4) because they seem to be very reliable. It's a shame you had problems with the new kernel, perhaps someone has a fix for the Lame issue?

daihard
30th March 2006, 11:10 AM
To be honest I'm not sure how good or bad this is for a 6600GT, but 3d seems to work well. I've always used the livna drivers (in FC4) because they seem to be very reliable. It's a shame you had problems with the new kernel, perhaps someone has a fix for the Lame issue?
I doubt there's any fix available yet. Kernel-2.6.16-1.2080 is pretty new, so more users need to report this problem before the devs start atacking the issue. I submitted a bug report to Red Hat, in case you're interested.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=187343