nvidia driver problem
craig.freebsd at online.de
Mon Jan 10 14:08:25 PST 2005
Louis LeBlanc wrote:
>>(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/".
>> Entry deleted from font path.
>> (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/").
>>(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/".
>> Entry deleted from font path.
>> (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/").
> These are worth fixing, though minor - the entries tell you how.
corrected - thanks, i should have done that sooner.
>>(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoRAM: 131072 kBytes
>>(II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s): CRT-1, DFP-0
>>(WW) NVIDIA(0): Multiple displays connected, but only one display allowed;
>>(WW) NVIDIA(0): using first display
>>(--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-1: maximum pixel clock at 8 bpp: 350 MHz
>>(--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-1: maximum pixel clock at 16 bpp: 350 MHz
>>(--) NVIDIA(0): Display device CRT-1: maximum pixel clock at 32 bpp: 350 MHz
> You have 2 monitors? If so, I recommend the TwinView config. It's
> tricky, but works well.
no, i dont - i have a single samsung syncmaster 213t - but it has both
analog and digital cables, as does the graphics cards. so i plugged them
winxp has no trouble switching between the two modes, and although i
need to manually switch with freebsd - it still makes a reasonable
x is only visible on digital, while console looks terrible unless in analog.
strange, but true.
>># Option "NoLogo" "True"
>># Option "RenderAccel" "True"
> You might want to uncomment RenderAccel - try it both ways once you get
> your color depth right.
will try that.
> As mentioned by the other posters, put the default depth speck in your
> screen section.
i hope this is the key - once the current bout of compiling is complete,
i will exit x and try again.
> Looks like you've got the NVidia AGP working, can I ask whether you
> compiled it with Linux support? Did you get it from the ports or as a
> package from NVidia?
yes, the agp does seem to be working fine.
the nvidia package i downloaded direct from nvidia, and followed their
instructions. was easy enough - except for the colour depth.
i am not sure, however, if the nvidia driver was compiled with linux
i did not do anything specific to make it so.
i'm not sure if it helps, but my kernel is compiled with linux abi
and although the directory /compat/linux/usr/lib does exist, it is
difficult to tell exactly which libraries nvidia are refering to in
their documentation. i guess the tester will be running a gl app.
i will test one of the screen savers when i switch over.
> And I assume you have Xorg installed from the ports?
yes, installed from the ports. works like a dream.
> The AGP feature has been an issue for several people, and it's been
> tricky nailing down the tipping point that will make it work for some
> and not others. I've got it working (very nicely with two monitors) and
> it's bugging me that another person with the same card and FreeBSD
> version can't get it working.
i'll help where i can - this is a very fresh install of 5.3, and onto an
empty disk - so no upgrades or changes, just a straight install.
and i can pretty much remember most of what i've done to get here - if
it helps i can certainly note the steps. perhaps you could see something
in the sequence?
thanks for your help, as well as jo and karel.
craig at small-pla.net
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