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    Default How to know if Nvidia video card is installed properly

    Where do you go to find of your Nvidia (mine is FX5200) video card drivers are installed properly?

    I've thought about trying Compiz Fusion, but would like to know where to begin. Where do you begin?

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    Default Re: How to know if Nvidia video card is installed properly

    Use the command glxinfo and you should see that the vendor string is NVIDIA Corporation. If you see mesa then your driver is not functioning or your xorg.conf is not configured properly.

    # glxinfo

    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
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    Default Re: How to know if Nvidia video card is installed properly

    this is what I get:

    linux-wadt:/home/davek # glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: No
    server glx vendor string: SGI
    server glx version string: 1.2

    I saw a line with Mesa in it. How do I configure Nvidia, do you use Envy?

    When I go to hardware I see that my video card is listed. How would you know to make any changes when your screen is sharp and clear?

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    Default Re: How to know if Nvidia video card is installed properly

    Use the one-click driver install and sax2 to configure.

    See this for details.
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    Default Re: How to know if Nvidia video card is installed properly

    To check if any video driver has 3D(direct rendering) properly working, run 'glxinfo | grep -i direct'
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    Default Re: How to know if Nvidia video card is installed properly

    FX 5200 is broken in 1-click install. Trust me, I found out the hard way.

    Use the instructions to install the latest nvidia binary from the nvidia website. It's not difficult, (and it works...)

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