jerky opengl, nvidia drivers

Louis LeBlanc FreeBSD at
Tue Jan 11 09:22:40 PST 2005

<Top Posting to try keeping this readable>

Next set of questions:
Are you running Xorg?  What version?  Did you install it from ports or
as a package?

Did you install the binaries from nvidia or did you install them from
ports?  If installed from ports, how did you build?

What is the card def block in your X config?

What are your hw.nvidia sysctls (command: "sysctl hw.nvidia" just in

Caveat:  Nvidia driver problems have come up twice already in the last
week, and several times in the last month or two.  Every time it seems
there is a magic sword hiding there that causes some poor guy to just
not be able to get it working.

My setup:  FreeBSD 5.3 RELEASE.
             My kernel is build WITHOUT the agp device.
           NVidia GeForce FX5200.
           Drivers built from ports with Linux and ACPI support.
           Xorg 6.8.1 built from ports
           Xorg config enables the NVidia AGP.

I am getting OpenGL acceleration, 8X AGP, and have two monitors
presenting an extended desktop.  I still haven't figured out the tiny
ingredient that makes it all work for me, but keeps it eluding others.
That's kinda bugging me - and, I'm sure, those others that can't get it

Present the info requested above; if I see anything that looks off, you
can try it.  Maybe we'll finally find the missing link.

Good luck.

On 01/11/05 06:59 PM, zork sat at the `puter and typed:
> well, yes. the module section looks like this:
> Section "Module"
>          Load  "freetype"
>          # Load "xtt"
>          Load  "extmod"
>          Load  "glx"
>          Load  "dri"
>          Load  "dbe"
>          Load  "record"
>          Load  "xtrap"
>          Load  "type1"
>          Load  "speedo"
> EndSection
> Louis LeBlanc wrote:
> > On 01/11/05 06:01 PM, zork sat at the `puter and typed:
> > 
> >>To get accelerated OpenGL, i installed Nvidia's drivers
> >>for my Geforce4 MX 440 on a FreeBSD 5.3-release machine.
> >>
> >>The problem is, most of the games and apps that use OpenGL
> >>do not run smoothly - every second or so they would freeze
> >>for a little while which makes it impossible to enjoy them.
> >>
> >>At first I thought my system could be too slow or something,
> >>however, this also happens with simple apps, even screensavers.
> >>
> >>What's more, the game Tuxracer runs smoothly without any problems,
> >>and since it's a pretty fancy one, i guess that rules
> >>out system performance.
> >>
> >>Does anybody have a clue as to what could be causing this?
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Are you loading the glx module in your Xorg config?
> > 
> > Lou
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