On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 12:21 -0700, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
On 8/1/07, RavenOak <ravenoak(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to get Xen and the NVidia binary driver to work properly. 3d
> accel seems very slow. At the moment I'm using the driver package from
> FreshRPMS (nvidia-x11-drv-97xx-1.0.9762-4.fc7), and it compiles fine,
> loads X fine; but when I have Compiz enabled, rendering is *very* slow.
> The only reason why I'm using 97xx is that the newest driver does not
> seem to play well with Compiz, it crashes the entire system (thanks
> NVidia for inserting a display driver directly into the kernel ;) when I
> attempt to logout or stop Compiz. Do I need to use the 'nosegneg'
> work-around for glibc? Or if newest NVidia driver will work, how do I
> get around the logout/stop Compiz crash?
> Any suggestions would be welcome (other than "don't do that..."
> proper explanation to back it up).
Per the driver README, Xen is not supported. I'm a bit puzzled how
you got as far as you did, as the driver installation should have
failed as a result of using a Xen enabled kernel. Also 1.0-9762 isn't
supported, you should be using 100.14.11. Sorry
I wouldn't mind using 100.14.11, but it does not play well with Compiz
and crashes the entire system as I described above, unless that has been
resolved recently. There is a thread on an OpenSUSE list/message board
that describes getting the NVidia driver to compile on a Xen kernel. In
it, it also further says that Livna has built the fix into their
package. I am assuming that Matthias did the same for FreshRPMS,
because it works.
While looking for the thread, I found this in the OpenSUSE wiki
). The driver
version referenced is 9631, and the patch is from www.nvnews.net
know NVidia has been working on Xen compatibility for a while now
(sometime 2005). BTW, no mention of Xen at all in the 9762 version of