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#1 2005-03-03 19:05:30

ganja_guru
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NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Nvidia_ … Addressing

i guess this should be possible on arch...whats the equivalent of the file mentioned here :

/etc/modules.d/nvidia

in arch?

is anyone using FW and SBA?

i compiled kernel 2.6.11 today, and the olny way i was able to get the nvidia driver installed was by disabling the agpgart and DRM(direct rend. manager) completely( not even as a module)...is this the right way to do it? 99% of the time things seem ok , but there is an occasional jerk while scrolling..will building agpgart/drm have anything to do with this

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#2 2005-03-03 19:10:41

ganja_guru
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

P.S - glxgears gives me the normal 4500 FPS even though agpgart and drm are disabled..

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#3 2005-03-03 19:34:10

jerem
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

I had no problem with the nvidia package. It installed smoothly on my self-built 2.6.11 official kernel.

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#4 2005-03-03 20:21:01

ganja_guru
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

did you use agpgart and drm? modules or built in?

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#5 2005-03-04 07:53:15

ganja_guru
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

for anyone who is interested, add this to your /etc/modprobe.conf to enable FW and SBA

alias char-major-195* nvidia
options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1

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#6 2005-03-04 07:53:58

ganja_guru
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status

will tell you if its enabled ok..

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#7 2005-03-04 15:34:26

khazdar
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

Doesn't fast writes and sba cause instability?

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#8 2005-03-04 18:06:53

ganja_guru
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

not on my machine...:)

actually ive never heard that it causes instability...and AFAIK its enabled by default in windows..

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#9 2005-03-04 18:20:42

wdemoss
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

enabling those options totally hoses vncserver on my machine (using vino).


Hobbes : Shouldn't we read the instructions?
Calvin : Do I look like a sissy?

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#10 2005-03-04 20:33:59

sud_crow
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

Hi,
I wasnt much interested in enabling them until i read wdemoss comment, but i dont fully know the meaning:

Does "hoses" mean something good or something bad?

Because the literal translation ... well.. lets just say it has little to do with the subject. smile

By the way>
Enabling this options has to be supported by your videocard, for example, my GF2MX has FastWrites but not Side Band, so watch out.


Leonardo Andrés Gallego
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#11 2005-03-04 20:45:31

Snowman
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Registered: 2004-08-20
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

sud_crow wrote:

Does "hoses" mean something good or something bad?

It means something bad. (i.e. it breaks the system)

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#12 2005-03-04 22:41:46

jerem
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Re: NVIDIA AGP fast write,SBA & agpgart questions <SOLVED

I use agpgart built-in. Well my kernel is fully monolithic apart from a few things not to bother about.

I have no DRM and no whatever framebuffer stuff or device.

And I like tuxracer lol

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