[ATrpms-users] F9 user testers needed
promac at gmail.com
Sat May 31 23:05:22 CEST 2008
On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Anthony Messina <amessina at messinet.com>
> "John Welch" <jrw3319 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 8:47 AM, Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I would like to know how F9 is behaving with Atrpms packages.
> >> Mainly:
> >> 1) is nividia 173 working with 3D acceleration?
> > As far as the nvidia 173 drivers from the ATrpms repo, I had more
> > serious issues. I have been using the 173 version drivers from
> > freshrpms and they have been working great (3D acceleration included).
> > However, I would prefer to stick with ATrpms, which is what I have
> > always used in the past, so this was a good chance to test them out.
> > Unfortunately I didn't get very far. I uninstalled the package from
> > freshrpms, and then used yum to install the packages from ATrpms.
> > When I rebooted my system X would not start at all. Below is the tail
> > end of the Xorg.0.log file from the failed attempt:
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): Initialized GPU GART.
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "nvidia-auto-select"
> > (II) Loading extension NV-GLX
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
> > (EE) NVIDIA(0): Need libwfb but wfbScreenInit not found
> > Fatal server error:
> > AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0
> > Even when I uninstalled the nvidia packages and went back to the
> > freshrpms package I was still having this problem. I found that the
> > libwfb.so was missing from my system. I had to reinstall the
> > xorg-x11-server-Xorg package in order to get this file back, and then
> > X started working again. I don't know if the nvidia packages from
> > ATrpms were completely the cause of this issue because I had tried
> > several things with the nvidia drivers when I first installed F9 on
> > this system, which was before the working drivers came out. In any
> > case, I think I will stick with the freshrpms package, at least for
> > the short term.
> > Other than that, in general the packages from the ATrpms repo for F9
> > are working fine (mythtv, vlc, xmms, etc.)
> > John
> using x86_64, i get
> (II) LoadModule: "fb"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libfb.so
> (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> compiled for 1.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
> ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.3
> (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
> (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules//libwfb.so
> (II) Module wfb: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
> compiled for 22.214.171.124, module version = 1.0.0
> and everything (MythTV frontend with TwinView: LCD/Projector) works fine,
> though i do get:
> (II) Loading extension NV-GLX
> (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
> but i'm not sure what that means for 3D
Thanks. It seems to be working fine.
3D acceleration is important for 3D opengl applications,
because a lot of operations can be executed directly
by hardware, in modern Nivida cards.
This is useful for games, desktop effects, etc ...
This is the main reason we use nvidia proprietary drivers,
and not the slooooow nv driver.
Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
LCG - UFRJ
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