[ILUG] nvidia drivers - results. (and Quake 3)
bcarroll at ati.com
Thu Apr 27 09:53:55 IST 2000
(I have TnT2 also)
Im pleading complete ignorance here.
With this new driver you dont need MESA?
When you are installing Q3 is it ok to not
install the 3dfx drivers that it asks you to?
From: Donncha O Caoimh [mailto:donncha.ocaoimh at tradesignals.com]
Sent: 27/mm/2000 09:43
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] nvidia drivers - results.
My phone line was down last night so with nothing else to do I decided
to get the drivers from Nvidia that I downloaded the previous night
working on my machine at home.
First I backed up X as mentioned in the XFree86 4.0 docs and installed
XFree86 4 from tar files. This worked reasonably easily, although there
were a few niggles with getting the resolution right and refresh rates
up to a decent level (nice thing about it is when you run X -probeonly
it'll find out what your monitor is capable of :)))
Once I got that going I installed the Nvidia driver rpm and compiled the
Kernel patch from the tarball.
Didn't have much success though, Quake 3 would crash out about 2 seconds
into the demo :( A quick look through the filesystem for any remaining
Mesa libraries and running ldconfig, and restarting X fixed that problem
First I tried demo 1 at "normal" graphical settings. This is 640x480,
lightmap, full screen and a few other things. I got a very respectable
and playable 37.4 FPS.
Feeling happy with myself, I upped the settings to "high quality",
800x600, 32 bit colour(not sure if the TNT supports that) etc.. Ran
through the demo and it came out with a very nice 36.1 FPS!
Despite my reservations about the drivers being closed source, and not
using the XFree DRI I'm very impressed by what Nvidia have released.
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