chuckr at chuckr.org
Wed Jan 16 09:34:48 PST 2008
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John Nielsen wrote:
> Quoting Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org>:
>> I was wondering ... I have (I think) nvidia working on my box, or at
>> least, I am calling out the nvidia driver in the xorg.conf, but I was
>> wondering if there is any program that only works with the nvidia
>> hardware, some way I can absolutely prove that I have the real nvidia
>> card working here? Before I had it working, I was using the vesa
>> driver, and most things look exactly the same, and if I could fine some
>> program that shows the 8600GTS's abilities, I would sure like that.
> btw -questions would probably have been a better forum for this question
> than -hackers.
> The most straightforward approach is probably to review the output of
> your Xorg log, e.g. /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Output from the nvidia driver
> will be prefixed by NVIDIA (rather than VESA or NV if you were using a
> different driver).
> There is also x11/nvidia-settings port. It's a control panel of sorts
> that will show you nvidia-specific information. In theory it lets you
> control some settings as well but personally I've never found it useful
> for that. YMMV.
Thanks! Looks like I really do finally have that card/driver working
right, too. Sure 'preciate the ideas.
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