Verifying my 3D drivers set up properly for my nVidia
based graphics card
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Fri Mar 16 03:36:00 UTC 2007
Jim Stapleton wrote:
> I have a 7300GT in my computer, and I have run into a couple of errors
> trying to set up WoW in Wine (couldn't find copies of the error
> elsewhere). Also a couple of OpenGL applications are running slower
> than one would expect given my card (especially in the screen savers
> area, where the same apps would run /too fast/ with my old Ti4200.
> These in conjunction lead me to suspect my graphics setup.
> What application/method would you suggest to test this? I'd prefer
> something that would provide command line information, rather than
> "about how fast does this run?"
> I checked for the libraries mentioned on nVidias web site, and they
> are all in the right spots, which leads me to suspect it's an
> xorg.conf error, but I'm not sure. I've attached the xorg.conf file to
> the end, just in case.
> -Jim Stapleton
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I'm not sure about your wine config because wine's a very twitchy beast
(over the past couple years in particular because of an API change I
think). All I know is that I was very happy and amazed when I got
Half-Life 1 to play on my desktop back when I ran KDE in Linux. It was
glxgears will provide you with some performance info about your OpenGL
It also depends on what you're running, what your 7300GT runs for
shared RAM, etc because I noticed that you mentioned Ti4200 (my first
nVidia card), and they customarily came stock with 64MB of VRAM, whereas
the 7300GT cards I can only assume come with around 256MB ~ 368MB. This
in turn could seriously eat up system RAM if you don't have a lot and
reduce performance in your machine, like what occurred with me and my
first desktop after I upgraded to a Geforce 6200 card with 128MB of RAM
since my system only has 512MB of RAM to allocate. Some things got
faster, some things stayed the same, and some things got slower..
It also depends on the vendor that you bought the card from too. nVidia
contracted their chipset to quite a few 3rd parties after the 5000
series, and it seems like their graphics quality in some respects has
become inconsistent, and degraded with some vendors.
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