[sclug] Nvidia and Ubuntu.

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Sun May 21 10:07:09 UTC 2006


On Sunday 21 May 2006 10:41, Neil Haughton wrote:
> Has anyone installed the 'proprietary' nvidia drivers in Ubuntu? I've
> recently installed Ubuntu 5.1 on a box with a Geforce 4 card, and any 3D
> graphics apps run like a dog. The drivers from apt-get have been
> installed but aren't giving me 3D acceleration - I can't find anything
> more to install in the 'multiverse' non-free repository, so I'm a but
> stumped.

Have you checked that you're using the proprietary drivers? I don't know if 
apt-get modifies your xorg config file, so look in /etc/X11/xorg.conf for 
the "Driver" line of the video device section, which should read "nvidia" but 
may read "nv" (the Free driver).

Also run 'glxinfo' and look out for indicators of problems:

direct rendering  (should be Yes)
OpenGL vendor string & OpenGL renderer string (should be for Nvidia)


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