Graphics driver for Nvidia geforce gtx 560

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Graphics driver for Nvidia geforce gtx 560

Postby akshay.sulakhe » Mon Jun 18, 2012 15:49

Hello friends, I am currently using Sabayon 9 X64 edition. I have the default graphics driver running which comes with sabayon while install. Firstly,i wanted to know,is the default driver the Noveau one or the Nvidia binary. If its the Noveau one,is it possible i download the installable file for the Nvidia binary from their site and install it,i hope it doesnt corrupt the system in anyway. I want to install Nviidia binary so my games on linux,mainly urban terror and quake 3 will work without any lag. they are in such a sad state,it takes almost 1 second to see the rocket i shooted. :P....Also,i am unable to activate hardware acceleration in flash,i dont know if its related,but seems like. Kindly let me know if its noveau,if yes,how to replace it with nvidia binary,a hyperlink wud awesome. Thank you for your time. Cheers. :-)
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Re: Graphics driver for Nvidia geforce gtx 560

Postby Jomiel » Mon Jun 18, 2012 21:56

Hi there,
the Nvidia drivers are installed per default (and activated), as well as the novou drivers. You can check which driver is used by typing:
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$ eselect opengl list


If you want to change the selected driver type as root:
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# eselect set openglDriver
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Also you don't need to get the binary from Nvidias website. They are in our repos.

cheers
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Re: Graphics driver for Nvidia geforce gtx 560

Postby akshay.sulakhe » Mon Jun 18, 2012 22:38

When i use the 2nd command,it gives me this error. What is the problem?

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[email protected] ~ $ eselect opengl list
Available OpenGL implementations:
  [1]   ati
  [2]   nvidia *
  [3]   xorg-x11
[email protected] ~ $ su -
Password:
akshay ~ # eselect set openglDriver
!!! Error: Can't load module set
exiting
akshay ~ # eselect set openglDriver 2
!!! Error: Can't load module set
exiting
akshay ~ # eselect set openglDriver nvidia
!!! Error: Can't load module set
exiting
akshay ~ #

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Re: Graphics driver for Nvidia geforce gtx 560

Postby Jomiel » Tue Jun 19, 2012 18:35

you should have changed openglDriver with your desired driver. But you already have selected the nvidia driver.
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Re: Graphics driver for Nvidia geforce gtx 560

Postby akshay.sulakhe » Tue Jun 19, 2012 18:59

Good to know that. thanks @Jomiel. Then even after all this,why do the games lag like hell....
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