[mythtv-users] Opengl

R. Geoffrey Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Nov 23 11:44:29 EST 2005

On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 16:53:07 -0800, Chris Trown wrote:

>Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>> On 11/22/2005 4:17 PM Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> And so how does one tell if his nvidia drivers are installed 
>> "correctly"?  
>      Look at your xorg.conf file.  Usually in /etc/X11.  You should see 
>something like this in the file somewhere:
>Section "Device"
>	Identifier	"Videocard0"
>	Driver		"nvidia"
>#	Driver		"nv"
>	VendorName	"Rosewill"
>	BoardName	"NVIDIA GeForce 5200FX"
>	Option		"NoDDC"
>      The *key* is that Driver is nvidia, *not* nv.
>      Also, take a look at the X log file.  Usually in /var/log.  Look for:
>(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
>(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
>(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
>	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.7676
>	Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
>      Actually, looking at the log file should have been the first thing 
>to check.  Oh well.

Also look in /etc/X11/XvMC.conf (or something like that). It should have a
one-liner, libnvidia??.so.0 or somesuch.

I don't know the exact name for the nvidia library. I think this is the
lib which really drops your CPU usage.

R. Geoffrey Newbury                          newbury at mandamus.org
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