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im trying to setup my graphic card on desktop 4 premium. i read on tuxmachines website that this distro uses the nvidia drivers anyway? but when im searching the internet ...
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    nvidia graphic set up on desktop premium 4


    im trying to setup my graphic card on desktop 4 premium. i read on tuxmachines website that this distro uses the nvidia drivers anyway?
    but when im searching the internet and want to scroll down a page the page is slow and jerky. gets a line in the middle which slowly rises to the top as the page scrolls down
    my grahic card is geforce 5600 128m/b

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    There are a number of things that could cause display lag like that. First, let's see if the Nvidia drivers are installed correctly. Open up a terminal (might be called Console; it's been a while since I looked at Xandros) and type:

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    glxgears
    This should pop up a little box with some colored gears in it. Keep an eye on the console in the background. It will report your frames per second (FPS). Take note of those and post them here. Generally if your drivers are working correctly, your FPS should be greater than 1,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    There are a number of things that could cause display lag like that. First, let's see if the Nvidia drivers are installed correctly. Open up a terminal (might be called Console; it's been a while since I looked at Xandros) and type:

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    glxgears
    This should pop up a little box with some colored gears in it. Keep an eye on the console in the background. It will report your frames per second (FPS). Take note of those and post them here. Generally if your drivers are working correctly, your FPS should be greater than 1,000.
    hiya
    all im getting is command not found

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    Quote Originally Posted by in2media
    hiya
    all im getting is command not found

    problem solved guys
    thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by in2media
    problem solved guys
    thanx
    For the sake of other people who might have this issue in the future, what did you do to fix it?
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    sorry for the late reply had a problem with computer
    once i'd installed the graphic card driver
    then as root, Open the filebrowser, browse to /etc/X11/
    Right-click on 'xorg.conf', select Open With -> Text Editor.
    then i In the Device section, replace the line:

    Driver "nv"
    (or Driver "vesa")

    with

    Driver "nvidia"
    Save, close editor.
    browse to /etc/
    Right click on the 'modules' file, select Open With -> Text Editor.
    Add the line (at the bottom of the file):
    nvidia



    all worked great then i had to turn my pc off to move to another room, when i came to turn it back on all i got was ascreen saying "modules not found"

    so if anyone has any more info or wants to work on this with me please let me know via the forum
    once again sorry fo the delay

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