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    issues with 3d games


    ok well i by no means have a very slow computer and yes my gfx card is only 32mb but i can play games like enemy territory and americas army fine on it when i had it on my windos box but now that i have linux on ne game that is 3D lags REALLY bad, i cant play neverball, bzflag, tuxracer, torcs, etc.

    can some help me figure out why these games are lagging so bad

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    Have you got 3D acceleration on, if you don't check out SaX2

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    isnt SaX2 for suse tho? will it work on FC3?

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    SaX2 isn't unque to suse, if it isn't on FC3 have a look for a control pannel in which you can change the graphics card so 3D acceleration is running.

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    well looks like i didnt have the Nvidia drivers installed, right now im going through the painstaking task of doing that... i guess its only painfulcause i have no idea what im doing but learnign alot as i go

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxNewb
    well looks like i didnt have the Nvidia drivers installed, right now im going through the painstaking task of doing that... i guess its only painfulcause i have no idea what im doing but learnign alot as i go
    It's not as painful as getting ATI's drivers running.

    Don't forget to install nvidia-glx, as well, to get 3d accel working.
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    k, ive installed the drivers and done everything correct i think

    ive edited the /etc/rc.sysinit file to read 'other "nvidia"' on line 152

    now when i load up it gives me a Nvidia logo screen and just kinda lags there and stalls... what did i do wrong?

    ive even tried removing the nvidia from line 152 in rc.sysinit so it reads "" again but i still stall on the nvidia logo screen at boot up. any ideas guys?


    it is also my understanding that i need nvidia-glx, but i cant find that where do i get that?

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    You're supposed to be editing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to use the driver "nvidia" that you installed. There are a couple other changes that you need to make, They tell you exactly what to do in the README file that comes with the drivers.
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    well i have a red hat 9 i guess it is not very different from FC3, when i got my nvidia driver installed i had to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config.

    do not forget that typing "nvidia-settings" will pop-up a settings window to control AF/AA in your 3D games.

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    Re: issues with 3d games

    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxNewb
    ok well i by no means have a very slow computer and yes my gfx card is only 32mb but i can play games like enemy territory and americas army fine on it when i had it on my windos box but now that i have linux on ne game that is 3D lags REALLY bad, i cant play neverball, bzflag, tuxracer, torcs, etc.

    can some help me figure out why these games are lagging so bad
    just try playing C&C Generals: Zero Hour to see if your graphics card can hold its own or not . better upgrade to nv6600 AGP, or radeon9700 (non pro) they are the best AGP cards for the buck, and can run dx9 games like HL2 and farcry...

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