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Author Topic: [solved] possible video card acceleration issue  (Read 2491 times)
MarkGrieveson
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« on: June 12, 2013, 06:30:22 pm »

I don't think hardware acceleration is properly working with my video card.  I have an Nvidia Geforce video card.

Code:
mark:$ lspci  
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000] (rev c1)

I installed a driver I found on the net (specifically, NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.20.pkg1).  I also have xf86-video-nouveau 8bb82312-i586-3vl70 installed, along with mesa.  

When I check it with the command "glxinfo", it tells me that direct rendering is going.  But, when I try to play extremetuxracer, it's extremely slow.

Here's a snibbet of glxinfo:

Code:
mark:$ glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce4 MX 4000/AGP/SSE2

Here's the whole shebang:

Code:
mark:$ glxinfo | more
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
    GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
    GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
    GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
    GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
GLX version: 1.3
GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce4 MX 4000/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.5.8 NVIDIA 96.43.20
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object,
    GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shader_objects,
    GL_ARB_shading_language_100, GL_ARB_texture_compression,
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_rectangle,
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object,
    GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader, GL_ARB_window_pos,
    GL_S3_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra,
    GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract,
    GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_Cg_shader,
    GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord,
    GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
    GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_paletted_texture, GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object,
    GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette,
    GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc,
    GL_EXT_texture_cube_map, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, GL_EXT_texture_lod,
GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_vertex_array,
    GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip, GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat,
    GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_fence,
    GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil,
    GL_NV_pixel_data_range, GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_register_combiners,
    GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_NV_texture_env_combine4,
    GL_NV_texture_rectangle, GL_NV_vertex_array_range,
    GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program, GL_NV_vertex_program1_1,
    GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_multitexture, GL_SGIS_texture_lod,
    GL_SUN_slice_accum

48 GLX Visuals
    visual  x   bf lv rg d st  colorbuffer  sr ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
  id dep cl sp  sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a F gb bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
0x021 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x022 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x024 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x025 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x026 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x027 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x028 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x029 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x02a 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x02b 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x02c 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x02d 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x02e 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x02f 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x030 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x031 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x032 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x033 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x034 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x035 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x036 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x037 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x038 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x039 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x03a 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x03b 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x03c 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x03d 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x03e 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x03f 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x040 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x041 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x023 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x042 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x043 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x044 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x045 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x046 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x047 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x048 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x049 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x04a 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x04b 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x04c 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x04d 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x04e 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x04f 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x050 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None

55 GLXFBConfigs:
    visual  x   bf lv rg d st  colorbuffer  sr ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
  id dep cl sp  sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a F gb bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
0x051 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x052 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x053 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x054 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x055 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x056 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x057 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x058 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x059 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x05a 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x05b 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x05c 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x05d 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x05e 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x05f 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x060 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x061 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x062 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x063 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x064 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x065 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x066 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x067 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x068 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x069 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x06a 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x06b 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x06c 24 dc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x06d 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x06e 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x06f 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x070 24 dc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x071 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x072 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x073 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x074 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x075 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x076 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x077 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x078 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x079 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x07a 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x07b 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x07c 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x07d 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x07e 32 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x07f 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x080 32 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x081  0 sg  0  16  0 r  y .   5  6  5  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x082  0 sg  0  16  0 r  . .   5  6  5  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x083  0 sg  0  16  0 r  y .   5  6  5  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x084  0 sg  0  16  0 r  . .   5  6  5  0 .  .  4  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x085  0 sg  0   0  0 r  . .   0  0  0  0 .  .  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x086  0 sg  0   0  0 r  . .   0  0  0  0 .  .  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x087  0 sg  0   0  0 r  . .   0  0  0  0 .  .  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None

« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 08:01:24 am by MarkGrieveson » Logged

I am using VL7.0 standard with XFCE
retired1af
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 01:29:02 am »

System specs?
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ASUS K73 Intel i3 Dual Core 2.3GHz
bigpaws
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 06:03:26 am »

You would probably do better using the nouveau driver. Nvidia
is no longer longer even updating the legacy driver for this
card.

If you did not get the driver from Nvidia that could also be
a problem. Here is a link.  The driver I believe you need is the
96.43.23


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

HTH

Bigpaws
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 06:19:27 am »

I got rid of xf86-video-nouveau package, and now it seems to work better, though I'm not sure if this is the correct thing to do.  I can now play Extreme Tux Racer (aka Planet Penguin Racer) successfully.  The readings I get from "glxgears" are higher (for some reason the FPS reading is not limited to the framerate of the monitor refresh rate, and seems to instead be an indicator of how successful the acceleration is).  So, the glxgears readings are now averaging at 600 rather than 500 FPS.  But, I noticed I'm getting an odd result when I start my webserver:

Code:
vector://home/mark
root:# gksu /etc/rc.d/rc.lighttpd restart
GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: The connection is closed)
GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: The connection is closed)
GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: The connection is closed)
Stopping lighttpd: /usr/sbin/lighttpd
Starting lighttpd: /usr/sbin/lighttpd
vector://home/mark
root:#

I never previously had this stuff about a "GConf Error" before.  I decided to remove the xf86-video-nouveau package due to reading that it can interfere with the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.20 package, but this "GConf Error" stuff concerns me a bit (otherwise things seem fine).


Quote from: retired1af
System specs?

I'm never entirely sure what posters mean when they request "system specs", so hopefully below is the appropriate response:

Code:
vector:/~
mark:$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
stepping : 4
cpu MHz : 2000.000
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm up pebs bts
bogomips : 4035.81
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 128
address sizes : 36 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
power management:

Quote from: bigpaws
You would probably do better using the nouveau driver. Nvidia
is no longer longer even updating the legacy driver for this
card.

If you did not get the driver from Nvidia that could also be
a problem. Here is a link.  The driver I believe you need is the
96.43.23


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

HTH

Bigpaws

I'll try the Nvidia one you've linked to.  Also, regarding using the nouveau driver rather than the Nvidia one, do you know how I can uninstall the Nvidia one?  This is something I'd like to try as well, just to see.  The Nvidia one was installed via a script, but I'm not sure how to uninstall it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 06:26:31 am »

Also, just throwing this out here.

Did not Nvidia and Newer Linux kernels not get along? Around the 3.8 series.

Some more useful stuff I keep on hand for troubleshooting. I have not tried this in Zenwalk yet though. Because my Box is Old Old Old and requires nothing fancy .

Code:
xvidtune -show

Code:
glxinfo | grep -i "direct rendering"

Code:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i "dri" | grep -v -i "driver"

Edit: I see you posted while I was typing. If these commands work for you. Maybe you can trck down what is going on.
2nd Edit: I install inxi (I put it in the how to section) for posting system specs in a thread.

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 06:44:12 am »

I am not sure about VL. Did you blacklist the nouveau driver?

Using this file:
/etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf

then add:
blacklist nouveau

Bigpaws
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 07:01:00 am »

Hard to keep up with the posts, but that's good.  Shows how helpful this forum is.

Anyway:

Code:
mark:$ inxi
CPU~Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-UP-) clocked at 2000.000 Mhz Kernel~3.0.8 i686 Up~11:36 Mem~407.7/1002.5MB HDD~201.2GB(22.4% used) Procs~148 Client~Shell inxi~1.9.7 
vector:/~
mark:$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: nVidia NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000] X.Org: 1.9.5 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1280x1024@50.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce4 MX 4000/AGP/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.5.8 NVIDIA 96.43.20


Quote from: bigpaws
I am not sure about VL. Did you blacklist the nouveau driver?

Using this file:
/etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf

then add:
blacklist nouveau

Bigpaws

Should I reinstall the nouveau driver, and then blacklist as you suggest?  I'll try that and see.

Quote from: rokytnji
Also, just throwing this out here.

Did not Nvidia and Newer Linux kernels not get along? Around the 3.8 series.

I read somewhere that after the 3.8 series that Nvidia drivers were no longer necessary, since the nouveau driver with the 3.8 kernel and beyond enabled acceleration.  However, my current kernel is 3.08 rather than 3.8 (I have the current kernel of VL-7.0)  It was a while ago when I had first installed VL-7.0, but I don't think acceleration worked until I installed the Nvidia driver.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 07:15:38 am »

Code:
mark:$ xvidtune -show
"1280x1024"   135.00   1280 1296 1440 1688   1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync

Code:
vector:/~
mark:$ glxinfo | grep -i "direct rendering"
direct rendering: Yes
vector:/~
mark:$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i "dri" | grep -v -i "driver"
[   467.620] (II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
[   467.620] (II) "dri2" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
[   467.620] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[   467.656] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[   467.677] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   467.677] (II) Loading extension DRI2
[   468.092] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
[   468.093] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
[   468.099] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   468.099] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
vector:/~

I added a nouveau blacklist file, as was suggested, and reinstalled the xf86-video-nouveau package.  So, I'll see if I can update the Nvidia driver, as was also suggested, and then see how things go.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 08:01:01 am »

I upgraded the Nvidia driver.  Seems to be working fine (in fact, I finally succeeded in getting to the second slope on Extreme Tux Racer.)

I think I had solved this by simply removing the nouveau package a while back.  I discovered that the odd Gconf reading I received when starting my web server was an unrelated issue (that being me stupidly prefacing the command with "gksu", which I do when I run superuser commands in the "run program" Menu choice, but should not do when running a command from the terminal -- a silly error.)

Anyway, I feel it's now solved.
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