I just got home with a new MSI 6600GT (AGP) that I picked up cheap, I've installed the card, that went fine. The computer booted fine so I figured I put it in the right slot (;)) and I wasn't sure how the Nvidia drivers worked so I pacman -R'd them and reinstalled. That went fine, then I started X and ran glxgears and it sat at about 900 fps My FX5200 smashed that...
I figured I did something wrong so I checked the symlinks in /usr/lib, they're all fine. X.org is using the nvidia driver and all the modules are correct in xorg.conf cause I was using an nvidia card before without drama. So I figured I'd give Enemy Territory a go cause a lot of people say you can't use glxgears to benchmark a card. It was barely playable in 800x600...
I guess I've done something wrong somewhere but I can't find where. I've followed the wiki instructions etc. Here's some output from commands that should prove helpful:
[root@sylvester ~]# lsmod | grep nvidia nvidia 3714216 12 agpgart 36688 2 nvidia,sis_agp
[root@sylvester ~]# ls -l /usr/lib | grep GL -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 653 2005-09-05 12:50 libGL.la lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2005-09-05 12:50 libGL.so -> libGL.so.1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2005-09-05 12:50 libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.0.7676 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 518220 2005-09-05 12:50 libGL.so.1.0.7676 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 2005-09-05 11:54 libGLU.so -> libGLU.so.1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 2005-09-05 11:54 libGLU.so.1 -> libGLU.so.1.3.060201 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 573739 2004-12-30 03:42 libGLU.so.1.3.060201 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2005-09-05 12:50 libGLcore.so.1 -> libGLcore.so.1.0.7676 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7794936 2005-09-05 12:50 libGLcore.so.1.0.7676 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 2005-09-05 11:54 libGLw.so -> libGLw.so.1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 2005-09-05 11:54 libGLw.so.1 -> libGLw.so.1.0.0 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13571 2004-12-30 03:42 libGLw.so.1.0.0
[root@sylvester ~]# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf [...] Section "Module" Load "extmod" #Load "dri" Load "glx" #Load "GLXcore" Load "dbe" Load "record" Load "xtrap" Load "type1" Load "freetype" EndSection [...] Section "Device" Option "NoLogo" "true" Identifier "Card0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "nVidia Corporation" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" EndSection [...]
[root@sylvester ~]# glxinfo | grep direct direct rendering: Yes
I'm at a loss, hopefully I've missed something stupid. Do these cards need power from somewhere or does the AGP slot supply enough? The instructions didn't say anything about a power connector cable thing but it came with one. I didn't find it until after I had the card installed and case put back together but I pulled the side off quickly and couldn't see anywhere it'd hook up to... would this be the problem?
Thanks for any help
Try commenting the "BusID" line.
A lot of sites say you need to plugin a molex power connector into the card because agp does not deliver the power needed.
Thanks for the links, obviously I'll need to pull it all apart again and find where I can plug this connecter into. There must be a plug on the video card, but where to plug it into the motherboard? The instructions were obviously generic for AGP and PCIe or I got a wrong book or something as it doesn't contain any reference to a power connecter at all. Is it safe to just plug it in wherever it fits?
I think I remember it saying something on one of the sites about it being plugged in the top right hand side of the card if I remember right. Sorry I'm not of more help, but I do not own a 6600gt.
EDIT: Heres a picture that I found that might be where it plugs in (labeled that way anyways):
http://www.overclockers.co.nz/ocnz/revi … t/caps.jpg
http://www.overclockers.co.nz/ocnz/revi … 6600gt0206
Heres a link to nvidia forum where people have been having similar issues:
Yup, that's it. I was more concerned about where to plug the other end as I'm not real switched on in the hardware department. This is the second time I've ever pulled my case apart
But thank you so much cause it worked. The GPU obviously wasn't getting enough power, glxgears is now closer to 9000fps than 900fps so I'm gonna go get some gaming into me Love your work!