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CameronCalver
July 4th, 2008, 04:02 AM
Hello one of my old computers graphics cards recently died and i have 2 cards i can put in. One is a Nvidia Gefore MX 2 /400 32mb card and my other one is a asus AGP V7700/32mb TVR just wondering which one would be the best?

ProbablyX
July 4th, 2008, 12:46 PM
The V7700 is a GeForce2 Ultra, if Google tells me right.
The MX card is a cheap version and Ultra is way better,

Go for the 7700

Sef
July 4th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Go for the 7700

Second that.

CameronCalver
July 4th, 2008, 11:02 PM
ok thanks guys for that but now i think im gunna have to stick with this incredibly low res for some reasons and i cant reconfigure xserver because im on hardy?

CameronCalver
July 4th, 2008, 11:39 PM
SOLVED i downloaded the nvidia legacy drivers and everything is sweet just one thing is there an app to test for graphic card performance and to check if the all the graphic drivers are working?

paulisdead
July 4th, 2008, 11:45 PM
glxinfo should spew out a bunch of info about what opengl features your card and drivers support. You can use glxgears to get an idea of performance, but I don't remember at all, what a decent frame rate in glxgears would be for cards that old, plus with different quality settings. You can always read the xorg logs if you really want to.

CameronCalver
July 4th, 2008, 11:58 PM
well with glxinfo i get

cameron@ubuntu:~$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x21 24 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x22 24 dc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x5c 32 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Segmentation fault


and with glxgears i get

cameron@ubuntu:~$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x21 24 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x22 24 dc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x5c 32 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Segmentation fault


i really need some noob help installing the graphics drivers if i do it threw the installer in ubuntu i cant get my 1400x900 res i like

ProbablyX
July 5th, 2008, 01:05 AM
What does

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver

tell you?

If you get a line saying Driver "nv"

try opening /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root (sudo) and change the line that says

Driver "nv"
to

Driver "nvidia"

The Driver part should be under

Section "Device"

Note that you must restart the X server after saving by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace

If you dont get neither "nv" or "nvidia" at the first command, try adding:

Driver "nvidia"

under Section "Device" in the xorg.conf file. If there is already a "Driver" line followed by something else than nv or nvidia, change it to nvidia.

Running

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
can be a good idea first, that is creating a backup of the file