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Re: [SLE] Nvidia splash screen?
  • From: Jonathan Brooks <jonathan.brooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 14:11:34 +0100
  • Message-id: <42BFFB06.5040400@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

First off - I don't have an XF86Config file only xorg.conf - should I make a symlink to this?

I've had a look at XFree86.0.log (in /var/log) and it seems like the appropriate bits (driver, glx) are being loaded.

So, based on an earlier suggestion I ran glxgears and looked at the CPU utilization (using top). It appears that for this card (Geforce2 MX200) I get ~300 fps, but 98% CPU usage. So I'm guessing that the driver isn't working, right?

Incidentally on a SuSE 9.2 machine with a Geforce FX5200, I do have an XF86Config file, again it looks like the driver is being loaded correctly, but I still have ~95% CPU usage when running glxgears (800 fps).

The only common link between both machines is that they are both using Gnome rather than KDE.

What is the definitive test for whether things are installed and running correctly? How do I "switch" the system such that it uses NVidia's glx rather than Mesa/freeglut?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Cheers, Jon.

John D Lamb wrote:
Jonathan Brooks wrote:


Quick question: with the latest nvidia driver and SuSE 9.3 Pro, should I
see the normal nvidia splash screen when X starts up/resets?

This should depend on what you have in /etc/X11/XF86Config. I have:

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce4 MX 440"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
Option "NoLogo"
Option "backingstore"
Option "Rotate" "off"
VendorName "NVidia"

The 'Option "NoLogo"' suppresses the splash screen.

Jonathan Brooks (Ph.D.)
Research Assistant. PaIN Group,
Department of Human Anatomy & Genetics,
University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QX
tel: +44(0)1865-282654
fax: +44(0)1865-282656

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