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    If you can do "cat /proc/nv/card0" and post the results I might be able to give a few hints, a lot of problems with the nvidia drivers are caused by the wrong agp module or left over libraries from the defaule openGL install that conflict with the nvidia ones, in that last situation this script will help (right click in windows/shift click in linux),nv_check.sh

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    I've been doing a bit of "research" and I came across an article on nvidia drivers that gave me a tip on getting the latest version working. First you do "lspci" as root and you will get something like this for your card,
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 (rev b2)
    The numbers before "VGA" are what we want, you strip the leading 0 so you have : 1:0:0 -yours might vary a bit, next we edit /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4) and add,
    [code:1:9825e70de8]
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    [/code:1:9825e70de8]
    to the graphic device section. This is what mine looks like,
    [code:1:9825e70de8]
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Card0" #made sure you have this as the Device in your screens section
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVidia"
    BoardName "GeForce2-MX400"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    VideoRam 65536
    Option "NVagp" "1"
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection
    [/code:1:9825e70de8]
    And we check it after restarting X with "cat /proc/nv/card0"
    [code:1:9825e70de8]
    bash-2.05$ cat /proc/nv/card0
    ----- Driver Info -----
    NVRM Version: NVIDIA NVdriver Kernel Module 1.0.2314 Fri Nov 30 19:33:20 PST 2001
    Compiled with: gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)
    ------ Card Info ------
    Model: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
    IRQ: 10
    Video BIOS: 03.11.01.24
    ------ AGP Info -------
    AGP status: Enabled
    AGP Driver: NVIDIA
    Bridge: Via Apollo Pro KT133
    SBA: Supported [disabled]
    FW: Unsupported [disabled]
    Rates: 4x 2x 1x [4x]
    Registers: 0x1f000207:0x00000104
    [/code:1:9825e70de8]
    And bingo! an extra 15fps in q3a.

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    Check out the TT Web News for today. ;)

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    w00t! Thanks wiggo, after I get them install I'll report back on their performance :)

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    I thought ya may have missed the news so I didn't want ya's to miss out. ;)
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    Ok, I'm getting 58.4 fps in Q3A ( demo four.dm_66) at 1024x768 and 32bit with all the eyecandy turned on, not bad for a GF2MX-400 :D

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    So I take it that so far so good? :?:

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    Yep :D
    No problems so far, we'll see what happens after a week of uptime.

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    I'll leave them in your capable hands then, so to speak. ;)

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