How to verify nvidia drivers working
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Fri Jan 8 08:02:30 UTC 2010
> On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 16:08 +0100, Jan Litwi?ski wrote:
>> > G'day steve,
>> > * steve<networks1 at cox.net> [100107 15:56] wrote:
>>> > > I am building a new FC12 system intended for MythTV which needs the
>>> > > acceleration provided by the drivers for my nvidia video card. After following
>>> > > the advice herehttp://linuxsoftwareblog.com/blog/?p=232 I think I have them
>>> > > installed properly, but I only say that because X works after the install.
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > Is there some kind of test that will tell me for sure if these drivers are
>>> > > functioning properly and providing the video services they?re supposed to?
>> > glxgears ?
> The default configuration for the nvidia driver displays a splash screen
> on startup with the nvidia brand name. If you see that, you're good.
> Also look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log for the name of the driver that loaded.
> Also, lsmod should show the nvidia kernel module.
There is a program available at
which will test and spec out your system.
It will give you information such as:
SURFACE GET BITS: 1169.1 M/s
SURFACE PUT BITS: 1255.18 M/s
MPEG DECODING (1920x1080): 78 pic/s
VC1 DECODING (1440x1080): 94 pic/s
MIXER WEAVE (1920x1080): 5586 frames/s
MIXER BOB (1920x1080): 8771 fields/s
MIXER TEMPORAL (1920x1080): 2150 fields/s
MIXER TEMPORAL_SPATIAL (1920x1080): 753 fields/s
(That is from a GTX285.)
Please let me know if anything I say offends you.
I may wish to offend you again in the future.
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