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another video driver problem :(

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Hi,

I have an old NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400 graphic card that worked flawlessly on Mandriva 2009. After an update the situation changed a bit: I have now good 3D hardware acceleration but 2D graphics is slow. It takes about 2 seconds to show the icons on a desktop after minimizing a window; desktop selection rectangle doesn't work smooth anymore and window moving isn't smooth either.

 

I use the following driver (installed by Mandriva):

vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

renderer: GeForce4 Ti 4400/AGP/SSE2

version: 1.5.8 NVIDIA 96.43.11

 

Any ideas?

Edited by ilia_kr

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What version of the NVIDIA driver are you using? I know they stopped updating for this card a while back, just can't remember what the last release number was that this card supported now.

 

Incidently, I have this card also just not using it right now :)

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I use the following driver (installed by Mandriva):

vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

renderer: GeForce4 Ti 4400/AGP/SSE2

version: 1.5.8 NVIDIA 96.43.11

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Make sure you have the mesa and mesa-demos packages installed from the official Mandriva repos. Then please post the output of

glxinfo | grep -E -i 'rendering|OpenGL|server glx|client glx'

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Doh :D

 

I'd check the NVIDIA website and check exactly which version was the last to support your card. It could well be this one, but I'd do it to be sure.

 

EDIT:

 

Never mind, checked it here:

 

http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_32667.html

 

last version is 1.0-96xx - you have too new a driver which isn't supported on your card.

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Make sure you have the mesa and mesa-demos packages installed from the official Mandriva repos. Then please post the output of
glxinfo | grep -E -i 'rendering|OpenGL|server glx|client glx'

 

[ilia@mdv ~]$ glxinfo | grep -E -i 'rendering|OpenGL|server glx|client glx'
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce4 Ti 4400/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.5.8 NVIDIA 96.43.11
OpenGL extensions:
[ilia@mdv ~]$

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So, what can i do to fix the problem (make my card work like it used prior to upgrade) except using free drivers (that do not support hardware acceleration) or getting a new card?

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I used a GeForce4 card very recently with the 96.43.11 driver without problem on Mandriva 2008.1.

 

I think there is more going on here than simply the wrong video driver. However, you could always try using a older driver from the NVidia website.

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I agree with daniewicz, I don't believe that this is only a driver problem. The output you've posted looks ok. Would you please post (at least three lines) the output of

glxgears

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I agree with daniewicz, I don't believe that this is only a driver problem. The output you've posted looks ok. Would you please post (at least three lines) the output of
glxgears

 

[ilia@mdv ~]$ glxgears
20320 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4063.656 FPS
19445 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3888.943 FPS
20802 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4160.382 FPS
12399 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2479.588 FPS

 

looks fine to me...

Edited by ilia_kr

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It's not your graphics card or the driver. Are you using compiz or another 3D desktop?

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Any errors or problems reported in /var/log/Xorg.0.log?

 

no, only those considering my older kernel that i do not use anymore

 

So, what should i do?

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