[lug] RE: Nvidia accelerated divers

Jeff Howell howeljs at grimoire.stortek.com
Fri Nov 9 16:36:42 MST 2001

I use 1541 with 4xAGP, sidebanding enabled, and fastwrites enabled with
4.1.0 with no issues at all on a via 686 chipset AMD system. 

On Fri, 2001-11-09 at 16:29, D. Stimits wrote:
> Jeff Howell wrote:
> > 
> > Actually that line in the XF86Config-4 file is telling X which agp
> > driver to use. As agpgart is loaded as a module, you're using the kernel
> > agp driver which is slowing your 3d performance a lot. The nvidia agp
> > driver won't show up as a kernel module. It's internal to the driver. I
> > would suggest using it unless you have a motherboard chipset that is
> > listed in the nvidia docs as incompatible with thir driver.
> There is always need for DRI interfacing modules, and 4.0.x servers use
> one API, while 4.1.x servers use another (which is somewhat inconvenient
> if you have the wrong kernel). Except in the case of NVidia, which has
> its very own DRI API. What I'm fuzzy on is whether that DRI API alters
> the AGP module calls. I was under the impression that agpgart had both
> an NVidia and a stock version; I've personally used only the NVidia
> version where possible, since it seems more reliable under SMP OpenGL
> (combine that with 4.0.3 XFree86 for a very stable SMP OpenGL server...I
> haven't heard anything at all about 4.1.x and NVidia, I'm wondering if
> 4.1.x can be used with NVidia at this point, or whether it is still
> waiting for new modules).
> D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
> > 
 Jeff Howell
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