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Hi, I have nvidia GeForce 8600 gts graphics board. OS is OpenSUSE 10.3 64 bit. When I checked hardware/graphics in YAST2, it said something like: "sax2 cannot start 3D system.....". ...
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    how to install nvidia 8600 GTS 3D subsystem?


    Hi,

    I have nvidia GeForce 8600 gts graphics board. OS is OpenSUSE 10.3 64 bit.

    When I checked hardware/graphics in YAST2, it said something like: "sax2 cannot start 3D system.....".

    I found some 3D howtos and added nvidia into software update repositories and installed the driver. Even did a restart of X.org. Still, same problem.

    Can someone shed some light on this? Thanks!

    phsieh2005

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    Seems like a generic problem with the 8600 series.

    from console run

    glxgears. report the FPS you get. If high ie 1000+ then you have 3D installed and working no mater what Sax2 reports.

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    how to install nvidia 8600 GTS 3D subsystem?

    Hi, gogalthorp,

    Thanks for the answer.

    I did glxgears and got something like 16,800 - 17,200 FPS (I let it run for a couple of minutes). This is much higher than 1000. Is this real? I need to find some 3D games to check if it runs.

    Phsieh2005

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    Oh yea it's real. You are in business.

    Try out some GL screen savers.
    Try out FooBillard it is an assume 3D pool game.


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    how to install nvidia 8600 GTS 3D subsystem?

    Thanks again, gogalthorp!

    Both works!

    phsieh2005

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