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
> Look at your xorg.conf file. Usually in /etc/X11. You should see
>something like this in the file somewhere:
> 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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