FC1, NVidia Riva TNT2

Adayapalam Appaiah Kumaraswamy kumanna at myrealbox.com
Mon May 24 05:15:57 UTC 2004

Thanks. So for tuxracer, I do need the drives from NVidia.


Jeremy Brown wrote:

> Adayapalam Appaiah Kumaraswamy wrote:
>> My graphics card is NVidia Riva TNT2 with 32 MB of RAM. I think 
>> that's quite good, and enough for quite a few applications. But 
>> tuxracer is miserable and is unplayable. redhat-config-xfree86 gives 
>> the right graphics card, and the X startrup log also does not show 
>> any errors. However, the performance is poor. Will it help if I egt 
>> hold of the closed source drivers provided by NVidia or is there a 
>> way to set things right without that?
> A TNT2 is OK, but certainly not state of the art technology (no 
> offense).  But yes...if you're using the open source drivers right 
> now, then you're only getting software rendering.  The only NVidia 
> drivers that do any 3d rendering are the closed source ones.
> The open source ones are fine for most non-3d uses though.
> Jeremy

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