[TriLUG] SUSE 9 question about YaST & 3d acceleration mode
zzd at contentdb.net
Sun Nov 30 20:40:04 EST 2003
On Sunday 30 November 2003 07:20 pm, Dan Smith wrote:
> Good evening! This weekend, I installed SUSE 9 on a second hd (Win2K
> other OS) with dual boot option. I'm defaulting to KDE if that matters.
> I have a NVIDIA GeForce256 with 32mb ram, downloaded the 3d driver from
> NVIDIA (not distributed with SUSE 9), and installed with no problem. I
> started X, and then tried to activate the 3d acceleration in YaST. YaST
> goes through the test process, and confirms 3d acceleration will be
> available after restart.
> PROBLEM: I restart, and the 3d acceleration is still disabled. It
> should have been retained.
> I'm not an admin, just a dangerous enthusiast salivating to ditch M$.
> So, the only way I know to restart is to either logoff and login again,
> or to do a full system restart. Is this the problem with why the
> setting is not retained?
> If not, should someone know how to remedy, or be able to provide
> detailed directions on the proper way to manually edit the xf86config
> (isn't it this file?), I would be immensely grateful.
I don't run SuSe or have the same video card, but I do use 3D acceleration -
this is what I have in my /etc/X11/XF86Config file. Hope it helps.
BoardName "Matrox Millennium G550 DualHead"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri" # direct rendering
More information about the TriLUG