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Re: [suse-amd64] Help - Suse 9.2 installation on HP xw9300 / PCI-Express QuadroFX
- From: Ken Siersma <siersmak@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 21:12:47 +0000 (UTC)
- Message-id: <426422C0.8070706@xxxxxxxxxx>
Andrew Halliwell wrote:
And verily, didst Ken Siersma announce to the hordes:Thanks Andrew for your helpful suggestion.
I've tried using Ext3 for my root partition as well, but I get other problems - a InstTarget: E_RpmDB_not_open error on the first package it tries to install.
I hope someone can help...
One thing I'll suggest...
Forget ext3 and reiserfs... and try formatting the partitions with jfs.
I had problems with ext2 and reiser on an x86-64 machine just the other
week, in which it'd format the partition but then the thing would fall flat
on its face when trying to write to disk.
JFS worked fine however...
Once you've got it installed, do an immediate online update to the latest
kernel. That SHOULD fix your problems.
I have Suse 9.2 running now on this machine, and everything works great except for one thing - the QuadroFX 3400 card. X does work - I had to pass the 'noapic' option to Grub, but it does indeed work with direct rendering enabled. Unfortunately, my OpenGL application is quite flaky on this machine. Frequently, it will stop drawing the scene. It appears to me that the buffers are not getting swapped. If I resize the window, the OpenGL app will return to normal, for a while. Then it will stop drawing again. Also, the app will hesitate intermittenly. This app works flawlessly on other cards, using the same Nvidia driver.
The main difference I see is that this QuadroFX card is a PCI-Express card. I know historically AGP is preferred over PCI, but what about this PCI-Express? Are their any known tweaks for a PCI-Express nvidia card? I am getting what I think is good FPS with glxgears -> in the 39500s. Seems really good, actually. But my app is not so great...
Ken Siersma, Software Engineer
phone: (248) 624-9957
fax: (248) 624-7158
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