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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 3:07 am    Post subject: configuring X for gf3 Reply with quote

I have a gf3 and am wondering what the best way would be to config X.

xfree86 4.2.0 supports gf3, but when I run xf86config - and it asks me to choose a video adapter what best suits my video card, all I can find is "geforce".

is this right ? is there no specific entry for gf3 etc?

what I have done is choose "geforce" from the list and just install the nvidia drivers - everything works well.

however, am I getting the full potential out of my gf3 ? or is this wasted due to lack of configuration ?

any assistance to help me understand this would be most appreciated :)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only info I have comes from http://www.xfree.org/current/Status22.html:
Support (accelerated) for the Riva 128, 128ZX, TNT, TNT2 (Ultra, Vanta, M64), GeForce (DDR, 256), Quadro, GeForce2 (GTS, Ultra, MX), GeForce3, and Quadro2 is provided by the "nv" driver.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, so according to that, cards up to (and including) gf3 are supported by xfree 4.2.0, but the quadro cards only by the nv driver

so am I doing something wrong, or is this how it's supposed to be...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure that you have emerged nvidia-glx, and nvidia-kernel, now update you XF86Config-4 to read:
Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "NVIDIA GeForce 3"
        Driver  "nvidia"
EndSection


Make sure you have the NVdriver module loaded prior to starting X, put it in /etc/modules.autoload.
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