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  1. Update re: fps; I switched from aiglx to xgl and my fps went to over 12500! Awesome!
  2. So this week I tried new latest release of PCLinuxOS - 2007 test release 2. The full release is supposed to be out next month.For those who don't know, PCLinuxOS is a simplified version of Mandriva. This made it very easy for me to install and setup. I comes with compiz/beryl and installed almost flawlessly for a d/l'd live cd. The first thing I noted is the packaged version of beryl is the absolute latest version - 1.999 vs. Mandriva and openSUSE using v. 1.4. I haven't tried - but it may be possible to using the PCLinuxOS beryl packages on a Mandriva 2007 install. The net result is everything installed and when I activated beryl it works without problem. I went from 7300fps to 5300fps, but that's acceptable. Also, I'm still tweaking my xorg.conf GOWATOR: Remember I am using dual monitor twinview! I have the spinning cube desktop, wobbly windows, minimize and maximize "snake" on and off the taskbar, window decorations no problem ( Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1" - required for this!!!). Another really nice thing is after the package install - the cube has top and bottom wallpaper already in place and all the most popular settings "set". The beryl-manager works great and looks much cleaner than previous versions. Here's my xorg.conf so far: # File generated by XFdrake (rev 57713) # ********************************************************************** # Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of # this file. # ********************************************************************** Section "Files" # font server independent of the X server to render fonts. FontPath "unix/:-1" EndSection Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" ---This I need to remove! EndSection Section "ServerFlags" #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort) AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching) EndSection Section "Module" Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension Load "v4l" # Video for Linux Load "extmod" Load "type1" Load "freetype" Load "extmod" Load "fbdevhw" Load "record" Load "type1" Load "speedo" Load "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia/libglx.so" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "us" Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse2" Driver "evdev" Option "product" "0x008c" Option "HWheelRelativeAxisButtons" "7 6" Option "vendor" "0x045e" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor1" VendorName "Plug'n Play" ModelName "DELL 1905FP" HorizSync 30.0-80.0 VertRefresh 60.0-60.0 Option "UseEdidDpi" "False" DisplaySize 650 260 #needed for 100 DPI fonts Option "UseEdidFreqs" "False" # Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 64.0 kHz hsync, ratio 5/4) ModeLine "1280x1024" 108 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output. # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630 # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616 EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "device1" Driver "nvidia" Option "DPMS" VendorName "nVidia Corporation" BoardName "BFG 6600gt oc agp" Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "3" Option "CursorShadow" Option "NoLogo" "true" Option "Backingstore" "true" Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "3" Option "HWcursor" Option "CoolBits" "1" Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true" Option "RandRRotation" "1" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1" --- I thought this should be here Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "1" Option "TripleBuffer" "1" Option "TwinView" "true" Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30.0-80.0" Option "MetaModes" "1280x1024,1280x1024; 1280x1024; 1024x768,1024x768; 1024x768; 800x600,800x600; 800x600" Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60.0-60.0" Option "CoolBits" "1" Option "RenderAccel" "true" Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf" Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "32" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "screen1" Device "device1" Monitor "monitor1" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" --- I read this should be here DefaultColorDepth 24 Subsection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection Subsection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240" EndSubsection EndSection Section "DRI" Group "video" Mode 0660 EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout1" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Mouse2" "SendCoreEvents" Screen "screen1" EndSection
  3. Yeah, the "AI" part of AIGLX throw me too. Looking further into 3d desktop, the real issues seem to be with compiz rather than xgl. I spent the last week installing openSUSE 10.2 and setting up 3d desktop with that distro using beryl rather than compiz as the window manager and using XGL, rather than AIGLX. I found the XGL, properly istalled and set up runs much faster than AIGLX. It appears at least some of my problems were related to mis-information on the correct xorg.conf setup. With openSUSE, it uses a separate XGL config file that got the effects running FASTER than without 3d desktop. I could spin the cube so fast the desktops blurred! I haven't yet applied what I learned to my 2007 install as my Wife wants the hallway painted and to check her email - both of which means I have to get out of my chair. Some of my notes from my openSUSE install: GLXGEARS: "nv" driver, base setup = 470fps. "nvidia" driver, deluxe setup = 7700fps, 3d desktop using beryl = 12500fps. No, really! With the nvidia driver, you should NOT have composite in the extensions section of xorg.conf. AllowCompositeWithGLX is aqutomatic witj the new driver and adding the second reference slows things way down. I have two installs running, one with bith monitors as one desktop (twinview) and one as two desktops (each has it's own "cube"). I'm having trouble with openSUSE though, because I'm totally new to it and some things aren't the same as mandriva. I seem to have an XGL config file I can't locate and adjust. SUSE wants you to use the Yast config tool for everything, but as these tools seem to go, it just can't do it all. I'll post more when I'm at home later.
  4. 3d is working now. Seems I kept selecting "xgl". For some reason, I was thinking I couldn't use aiglx. I little more searching reveiled that with the 9XXX series drivers I could use aiglx - it's actually prefered. glxgears slowed from 7600fps to 5300fps, but I'm still tweaking.
  5. I'm an nvidia user so my xorg.conf is a little different than yours. My monitors are lcd so they need to be at native rates for the best picture. I discovered in X version 6.9 that no matter what I did with horizsync and vertrefresh, if I used Edid, it overrides all other settings and sets it at what it thinks you need - usually incorrectly. Here's my monitor section. The key line is Option "UseEdidFreqs" "False". Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor0" VendorName "Dell" ModelName "Dell 1905FP (Digital)" HorizSync 30.0-80.0 VertRefresh 60.0-60.0 Option "UseEdidDpi" "False" DisplaySize 650 260 #needed for 100 DPI fonts Option "UseEdidFreqs" "False" ModeLine "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync # 60hz EndSection I suspect that you need to change "off" to "on" in this line Option "IgnoreEDID" "off" I also found with X 7.1 that Resize and Rotate reports 50hz even though I'm set at 60hz (my nvidia-settings program reports 60z). Hope this helps
  6. You didn't give much information on your setup: For 32 bit http://www.mde.djura.org/index2007.0.html For 64 bit http://www.mde.djura.org/index2007.0_64.html The instructions on the pages are very complete and clear. I did exactly as they instructed and all worked the very first time. BTW I'm using Mandriva 2007 kernel 2.6.17-8.
  7. UPDATE #2: I tried 3ddesktop again using newest available files with same results - can't log in. On the earlier versions, you had to re-start X between users (easy with kdmrc) but this didn't help. I tried beryl (via backports) too - it worked, but noticeably slowed my system, forced my second monitor into a 'clone' state and wasn't as smooth as 3d-desktop was in the past so I took it off too. Note the beryl packages available are 1.4 and 1.999 is the current release. I'm too tired tonight to work on it any further so that's it for now.
  8. It seems you may have more than one issue. Change your fstab entry to /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs defaults 0 0 Obviously, use the correct /dev/hXXX for your ntfs partition. Notice you used both hda1 and hdb1 in your post. A good way to ensure you're doing it right is to use the diskdrake tool rather than directly editing the fstab file. Just enter 'diskdrake' from a console (as root). The next thing to check is the permissions of the /mnt/windows folder. I believe the default settings will lock out non-root users. Another thing is - if a mounted volume appears empty, the first thing to check is to see if it's actually mounted. diskdrake will tell you if it's mounted or not and let you mount it with a click. "mount -a" from the console (as root) will mount everything possible in fstab.
  9. On the same computer I have 2006 and 2007 installed. On the 2007/xorg 7.1 install, krandrtray reports a VertRefresh of 50 Hz, but nvidia-settings reports 60 Hz - the setting I used in my xorg.conf. Anyone else notice this discrepancy?
  10. UPDATE: I updated to kernel 2.6.17-8mdv, removed all the kernel files put in by the live cd installer, installed dkms-nvidia 9361 from plf. All seems OK at this point. Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "1" now works. Now to dig into 3d dekstop Although I still don't know what unicorn was or which ones are needed for my modem. It no longer appears in the hardware list.
  11. Yeah, but I like the system sound responses. Arts has been an issue for as long as I've used linux. I wonder why no-ones addressed it?
  12. gowator: The xorg.conf Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "1" fails, but that may be because I have yet to update to 9xxx series drivers. I was able to get 3d desktop working (pre-release) on my dual monitors. You have to have xinerama disabled. I use the twinview features. Maybe because my monitors are identical it worked for me. As I mentioned in my earier post, I had a lot of trouble getting 2007 to install at all. What I ended up getting to work was booting to the live cd and installing from it, then I copied the rpm's from the powerpack dvd to my hard drive and made them available via urpmi. All those kernel packages were default installed by the live cd I guess. Most likely for maximum compatability. What I need to know is which one's I can remove safely. I hate unneeded crap installed on my system (too much like windoze). Once I get things cleaned up, I'll look at kernel updates and nvidia packages. ianw1974: All those "kernel" packages listed have the same release number. Does that mean they all need to be updated before I can upgrade or does the installer change the numbers to macth the kernel and do I really need all of them? My 2006 install has the kernel, kernel source and the nvidia-kernel and that's it. btw: something I did a couple of days ago now has my system rather unsable. It seems to be locked up, but it's actually responding so slow it takes 10 minutes to respond to a commmand. This doesn't happen at boot, but begins 10-15 minutes after logging in. I have been installing and change things so something is amiss. I am typing this from my 2006 install.
  13. Trying to get my 2007 install stable: This log message repeated 100's of times: 01/29/2007 12:27:48 PM localhost artsd resmgr: communication failure: No such file or directory Any clues?
  14. I should have been more clear early on... I got my gui working again without 3d using the steps above. The real frustrating thing is I had 3d desktop working under RC2 but not with the full release! Going back to the kernel header issue - I have had endless problems with mandrake/mandriva and kernel updates. The package manager likes to install kernel updates but (in past versions) doesn't update the linux symlink or install the new headers leaving me with a system that can't be updated. As a user, not a linux professional, this occasionally causes great headaches - at least until I figure out what's wrong. I understand the steps required to change kernels and thank god they've made it simpler, but I think allowing the packager to install kernel updates is a bad idea for lots of beginner users. Like right now - I installed 2007, did some updates, CAREFUL not to select anything with 'kernel' in it, but still - here I am trying to figure out why my '/usr/src/linux' = 'kernel-tmb-2.6.17.13-4mdv' and 'uname -a' = '2.6.17-5mdvlegacy #1 SMP'. This of course, causing my attempted nvidia driver update to fail because the headers don't match the kernel name. Of course, kernel-source-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy doesn't exist - that would be too easy! In the past some installers (I suppose not well written or maybe just not sofisticated enough) would only work if the kernel name EXACTLY matches the linux directory name. In the past, I have actually had to make a duplicate copy of my source files to a renamed directory in order to affect an installation. So as I said - my first step to solving my issues with 2007 will be to get kernel source and headers matching. To respond to everyones help/questions: Added the suggested lines to xorg.conf (I had renderaccel and allowglxwith already, but not the last four) - I have yet to restart X and look at the log however (next thing to do). Output of 'rpm -qa | grep kernel' : slmodem-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-2.9.11-1mdk kernel-legacy-2.6.17.5mdv-1-1mdv2007.0 ati-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-8.28.8-1mdk hcfpcimodem-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-1.10full-1mdk nvidia-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-8774-1mdk madwifi-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-0.9.2-1mdk unicorn-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-0.9.3-1mdk hsfmodem-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-7.47.00.03full-1mdk kernel-tmb-source-2.6.17.13-4mdv-1-1mdv2007.0 First of all - why is there ati-kernel anything? Must have been a default selection or installer error, or is it required because I have an ati tv wonder? I don't have a wifi card in this computer so I can get rid of that unless I need it for my wireless router for some reason. I do have a modem but was only going to use it for caller id so I haven't attempted to use it. I don't even know what unicorn is. Am I correct that if I install kernel-2.6.17-5mdv-1-1mdv2007.0.src.rpm that I will have the correct header source files???? I suspect I will be adding 'legacy' to whatever src directory I end up with. Do I need to find 'nvidia-kernel-2.6.17-5mdvlegacy-9XXX-1mdk' before I can upgrade to a 9000 series nvidia driver? I can find no rpm's for nvidia-kernel higher than 8776 and everything I read says I need 9XXX drivers to get this thing to work.
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