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  • bugmenot
    started a topic why does fglrx suck so hard?

    why does fglrx suck so hard?

    Hi,

    I just installed fglrx again because I was bored and wanted to have some 3D. Then I tried to enable compositing in KDE4 and what happens? Right, it crashes.

    Why does fglrx suck so hard? WHY?

  • Vii7
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    I honestly believe they're boycotting their own drivers. Something related to Microsoft i guess...

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  • mugginz
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    Originally posted by bugmenot2 View Post
    I installed 10.5. It still crashes sometimes with some funny color pattern...
    I'm starting to get the feeling it was a good idea to hold off on the 5870.

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  • bugmenot2
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    I installed 10.5. It still crashes sometimes with some funny color pattern...

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by mugginz View Post
    It's hardly a hack.

    But you were saying you couldn't get the latest driver onto his system. I provided the instructions on how to do that. If he wants the latest driver he can have it. It's his choice.

    Given that that guy with a slower card seemed to be getting acceptable frame rates at medium graphics setting, perhaps there's something your friend isn't doing.

    Given that you are able to achieve acceptable frame rates with your card it would make sense.
    be sure we try the new driver first next time.

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  • mugginz
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    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    yes be sure there is a 'Hack' for his amd driver problem to.
    It's hardly a hack.

    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    and you don't get the point!
    But you were saying you couldn't get the latest driver onto his system. I provided the instructions on how to do that. If he wants the latest driver he can have it. It's his choice.

    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    if the newest driver work or not thats not the point the nvidia card can't accelerate the menu of starcraft2... and overall the game just lag.
    Given that that guy with a slower card seemed to be getting acceptable frame rates at medium graphics setting, perhaps there's something your friend isn't doing.

    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    next time if i go to my frend i put my amd cart in it and test that one.

    if he is happy with an amd card... we sell the nvidia one on ebay ;-)
    Given that you are able to achieve acceptable frame rates with your card it would make sense.

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  • Kano
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    Just install Kanotix and Nvidia cards work fine.

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by mugginz View Post
    • Blacklist drivers
    • Boot into text mode
    • Install driver
    • Reboot
    • Profit



    Details
    • Blacklist drivers
      • drop this
        Code:
        blacklist nouveau
        blacklist lbm-nouveau
        blacklist nvidia-173
        blacklist nvidia-96
      • into this
        Code:
        /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf

    • Boot into text mode
      • Reboot machine
      • Hold down shift key before GRUB starts so as to go into the grub menu
      • Press E to edit the boot options
      • Add the word "text" (no quotes) to the list of kernel options
      • Press CTRL-X to begin booting into text mode

    • Install driver
      • You'll now be at a text console
      • Login
      • Change to the directory where the driver is
      • run "sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-195.36.24-pkg1.run" (This file will need to have execute rights)
      • Make sure when it asks if it can modify xorg.conf you allow it.

    • Reboot
      • CTRL-ALT-DEL


    Hey, presto. Newest driver.
    yes be sure there is a 'Hack' for his amd driver problem to.

    and you don't get the point!

    If the newest driver work or not thats not the point the nvidia card can't accelerate the menu of starcraft2... and overall the game just lag.

    next time if i go to my frend i put my amd cart in it and test that one.

    if he is happy with an amd card... we sell the nvidia one on ebay ;-)

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  • mugginz
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    Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
    i have the same problem on this Ubuntu 10.04 system:

    glxinfo|grep OpenGL
    OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 8600 GT/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL version string: 3.2.0 NVIDIA 195.36.15
    OpenGL shading language version string: 1.50 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
    OpenGL extensions:

    i can't install the nvidia.com 195.36.24 driver ;-)
    • Blacklist drivers
    • Boot into text mode
    • Install driver
    • Reboot
    • Profit



    Details
    • Blacklist drivers
      • drop this
        Code:
        blacklist nouveau
        blacklist lbm-nouveau
        blacklist nvidia-173
        blacklist nvidia-96
      • into this
        Code:
        /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf

    • Boot into text mode
      • Reboot machine
      • Hold down shift key before GRUB starts so as to go into the grub menu
      • Press E to edit the boot options
      • Add the word "text" (no quotes) to the list of kernel options
      • Press CTRL-X to begin booting into text mode

    • Install driver
      • You'll now be at a text console
      • Login
      • Change to the directory where the driver is
      • run "sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-195.36.24-pkg1.run" (This file will need to have execute rights)
      • Make sure when it asks if it can modify xorg.conf you allow it.

    • Reboot
      • CTRL-ALT-DEL


    Hey, presto. Newest driver.

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by Jecos View Post
    It's been 3 years since I left ATI cards. I come back and can't even get the damn driver to work at all!! excuse me if I lose my mind because I actually went back ATI instead of getting another nvidia.
    i have the same problem on this Ubuntu 10.04 system:

    glxinfo|grep OpenGL
    OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 8600 GT/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL version string: 3.2.0 NVIDIA 195.36.15
    OpenGL shading language version string: 1.50 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
    OpenGL extensions:

    i can't install the nvidia.com 195.36.24 driver ;-)

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