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#1 2013-02-23 20:12:48

codecat
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3D graphics issues

Hi all,
I am fairly new to Arch. I got Xorg all set up and I got most of the stuff I generally used installed. However, when I try to play a 3D game called Minetest, my display screws up and I have to kill XOrg and run startx again.

I have a Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 and am using the free software drivers (xf86-video-nouveau)

Thanks

EDIT: I also have Mesa installed, as it says to do install it for 3D support.

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#2 2013-02-23 20:17:54

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Re: 3D graphics issues

Please post the output of glxinfo


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#3 2013-02-23 20:20:49

codecat
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Re: 3D graphics issues

ewaller wrote:

Please post the output of glxinfo

The command doesn't exist.

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#4 2013-02-23 20:30:51

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Re: 3D graphics issues

ewaller@odin:~[127] 1002 %pacman -Qo glxinfo 
/usr/bin/glxinfo is owned by mesa-demos 8.0.1-2
ewaller@odin:~ 1003 %

It has been so long since I have installed, I forgot they split those.  Go ahead and install it demos.  Glxinfo will provide a fountain of good information.


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#5 2013-02-23 20:35:11

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Re: 3D graphics issues

Here's my glxinfo output: https://pastee.org/rhgsw

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#6 2013-02-23 20:47:42

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Re: 3D graphics issues

Well, the good news is that it says you have direct rendering.  A fair number of your mode are tagged with the caveat 'Slow'; that bothers me.

Just for fun, see if glxgears runs.  Do not use it as a benchmark, but how many frames per second does it report?

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#7 2013-02-23 20:50:29

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Re: 3D graphics issues

Hmm, it seems to run fine.
Glxgears is reporting this:

2416 frames in 5.0 seconds = 483.158 FPS

Maybe it's just Minetest that is the problem... or irrlicht to the exact.

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#8 2013-02-23 20:55:15

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Re: 3D graphics issues

Yes, I am starting to think that the problem is not Mesa or Direct Rendering related.  Unfortunately, that places it outside my ability to help.  I am neither a gamer or Nvidia user.


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#9 2013-02-23 21:00:55

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Re: 3D graphics issues

That could be it. It isn't the best coded game out there.

Thanks for the help.

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#10 2013-02-23 21:22:26

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Re: 3D graphics issues

OpenGL version string: 1.5

This is fairly ancient subset of OpenGL, most likely this game requires OpenGL functions that were not implemented in your drivers yet. You could try running it in software mode.

Last edited by kaszak696 (2013-02-23 21:29:01)


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#11 2013-02-24 18:32:46

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Re: 3D graphics issues

I tried running Minecraft and got some the same issues again. Do you think using the propietary drivers would help?

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#12 2013-02-24 18:38:31

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Re: 3D graphics issues

They should, but i don't know if GFFX are still supported.


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#13 2013-02-24 18:42:04

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Re: 3D graphics issues

On the wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nvidia#Installing it says

For GeForce 5 FX series cards [NV30-NV38], install nvidia-173xx package, available in the AUR.

So should I try installing that?

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