[Xorg] More on mesa/NVIDIA

Andy Ritger aritger at nvidia.com
Sat Jul 3 15:54:43 PDT 2004

The NVIDIA .run package will install NVIDIA's libglx in
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/ (not in /usr/X11R6/lib/).

`xdpyinfo` is normally installed in /usr/X11R6/bin/; this is a
standard X utility.

If you'd like to send me your X log file, I can take a look to try
to diagnose what is wrong with your installation.

- Andy

On Sat, 3 Jul 2004, Gene Heskett wrote:

> Greetings;  Off topic, but this is where the brains live.
> I've done the nvidia 6106 install, including the mods to XF86Config, 
> and its running, but not very fast at all, as in glxgears could run 
> 170-180fps using the kernels nv driver.
> Using the nvidia 6106 drivers, glxgears top out at a rather leasurely 
> 90fps maximum.  Huh?
> The screen looks about the same, but was shifted to the left about an 
> inch, and whereas tuxracer ran at glacial speeds before, it now 
> crashes, trashing the screen slightly, but the music continues until 
> I hit the hardware reset button.  A full fsck of this system takes 
> around 30 minutes, rather like watching varnish dry.  Big drive.  
> Boreing...
> At one point in my overgrown nvidia printout it says to make sure that 
> GLX, NV-GLX, and NVIDIA-GLX extensions are present, something about 
> using 'xdpyinfo' or some such utility I cannot 'locate', nor is it in 
> the unpacked today 6106 tree.  Does anyone know where that utility 
> can be obtained from?
> Looking at the X log, GLX and NV-GLX are accounted for, but NVIDIA-GLX 
> didn't answer the roll call.
> Further down the page it says I should check /var/log/messages for 
> NVRM prefixed lines, but thats a no-hitter too.
> I still have agpgart in the kernel, and the XF86Config tells nvidia to 
> use anything it can find with the option '3', so that should be good.
> However I can modularize that too if needed.
> Going down thru appendix C, the first thing I run into is there seems 
> to be no /usr/X11R6/lib/libglx.so.*, its totally on the missing list.  
> Where can I find it?
> But I do have the pair of /usr/X11R6/lib/libXvMNVIDIA* things it asks 
> about next.
> /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o - check
> 1.0.6106 - check, as is the link from the .so
> /usr/lib/libGL* is all present and properly version named
> /usr/lib/libGLcore is all there.
> The kernel module is there and running or I wouldn't be typeing this 
> in kmail.
> Also, while I was adding the "alias char-major-195-* nvidia" line in 
> my /etc/modprobe.conf, I found, clear at the bottom of it, this line, 
> note the missing dash:
> alias char-major-195* nvidia
> and which I commented out.
> So, it appears I'm missing some stuff noted above 
> in /usr/x11R6/lib/modules/extensions.  What did I miss checking so 
> far?
> -- 
> Cheers, Gene
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> Soap, ballot, jury, and ammo.
> Please use in that order, starting now.  -Ed Howdershelt, Author
> Additions to this message made by Gene Heskett are Copyright 2004, 
> Maurice E. Heskett, all rights reserved.
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