nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Shawn Sonnenta » Tue, 23 Feb 1999 04:00:00



I just installed RH 5.2 and couldn't find X drivers for my ASUS RIVA TNT
card.  I have been assured that the nVidia RIVA TNT chipset is supported,
but where do I find this support?  Thanks.

Shawn
--
Shawn & Norma Sonnentag

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Jeremia » Tue, 23 Feb 1999 04:00:00



> I just installed RH 5.2 and couldn't find X drivers for my ASUS RIVA TNT
> card.  I have been assured that the nVidia RIVA TNT chipset is supported,
> but where do I find this support?  Thanks.

        It is supported by Xfree86 3.3.0 and beyond...  check
updates.redhat.com for the latest rpm packages (RH5.2 ships with
Xfree86 3.3.2), and install them, and all will be well.  
        BTW, don't forget to get the latest version of either
XF86Setup or Xconfigurator...

Brian
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nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by David Pinaul » Tue, 23 Feb 1999 04:00:00



> I just installed RH 5.2 and couldn't find X drivers for my ASUS RIVA TNT
> card.  I have been assured that the nVidia RIVA TNT chipset is supported,
> but where do I find this support?  Thanks.

> Shawn
> --
> Shawn & Norma Sonnentag


Use the SVGA server from XFree86 3.3.3x; you'll need to update XWindows,
as RH 5.2 comes with 3.3.2.
--
David

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Shawn Sonnenta » Tue, 23 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Thanks much.  I'll check out RH's website.....

Shawn

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Dave Philip » Wed, 24 Feb 1999 04:00:00


| Unfortunately, under XFree86, anything more than 4MB of all 16 MB
| seems to be wasted even at the 1600x1200 resolution. The server can
| do upto 16bpp only in 555 color configuration.  I was not able to run it
| 24 bpp nor 32bpp.  Can anyone do better than 16bpp?

I have no problems running my TNT at 1024x768 in 32bpp.

dave

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Jeremia » Wed, 24 Feb 1999 04:00:00




> | Unfortunately, under XFree86, anything more than 4MB of all 16 MB
> | seems to be wasted even at the 1600x1200 resolution. The server can
> | do upto 16bpp only in 555 color configuration.  I was not able to run it
> | 24 bpp nor 32bpp.  Can anyone do better than 16bpp?

> I have no problems running my TNT at 1024x768 in 32bpp.

        The TNT won't do 24bpp (in Windows or under X), but it should
handle 32bpp easily...  I'm running at 1280x1024, 32bpp...  
(but the curious thing is the AfterStep thinks I'm running at 24bpp...?)

Brian

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nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Dave Philip » Wed, 24 Feb 1999 04:00:00


|       The TNT won't do 24bpp (in Windows or under X), but it should
| handle 32bpp easily...  I'm running at 1280x1024, 32bpp...  
| (but the curious thing is the AfterStep thinks I'm running at 24bpp...?)

I get similar messages during when starting X:
  ...

  (--) SVGA: chipset:  RIVATNT
  (--) SVGA: videoram: 16384k
  (**) SVGA: Using 32 bpp, Depth 24, Color weight: 888
  (--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 250.000 MHz
  ...

Not sure what's going on...

dave

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Marco Tephlan » Wed, 24 Feb 1999 04:00:00




> |       The TNT won't do 24bpp (in Windows or under X), but it should
> | handle 32bpp easily...  I'm running at 1280x1024, 32bpp...
> | (but the curious thing is the AfterStep thinks I'm running at 24bpp...?)

> I get similar messages during when starting X:
>   ...

>   (--) SVGA: chipset:  RIVATNT
>   (--) SVGA: videoram: 16384k
>   (**) SVGA: Using 32 bpp, Depth 24, Color weight: 888
>   (--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 250.000 MHz

What advantages does 32bpp give over 16bpp - can you tell the difference?
--
Marco
 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Dave Philip » Wed, 24 Feb 1999 04:00:00


| What advantages does 32bpp give over 16bpp - can you tell the difference?

not in most applications. as far as i know 32bpp is just 16bpp with some
extra bits for alpha. i could be wrong about this.

dave

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Jim Zub » Wed, 24 Feb 1999 04:00:00




> | What advantages does 32bpp give over 16bpp - can you tell the difference?

> not in most applications. as far as i know 32bpp is just 16bpp with some
> extra bits for alpha. i could be wrong about this.

32bpp is 24 with and extra 8 bits for alpha.  16 bpp is 65k?
colors, 32 bpp is millions of colors.

--
Jim Zubb

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by News Ma » Thu, 25 Feb 1999 04:00:00




> > I just installed RH 5.2 and couldn't find X drivers for my ASUS RIVA TNT
> > card.  I have been assured that the nVidia RIVA TNT chipset is supported,
> > but where do I find this support?  Thanks.

> > Shawn
> > --
> > Shawn & Norma Sonnentag

> Use the SVGA server from XFree86 3.3.3x; you'll need to update XWindows,
> as RH 5.2 comes with 3.3.2.
> --
> David


Unfortunately, under XFree86, anything more than 4MB of all 16 MB
seems to be wasted even at the 1600x1200 resolution. The server can
do upto 16bpp only in 555 color configuration.  I was not able to run it
24 bpp nor 32bpp.  Can anyone do better than 16bpp?

People tends to think that MS Windows performance is the
base for the choice or Linux.  The more important things are the dot
clock speed and memory size.  Unfortunately, those chips without
the dedicated dot clock chip cannot seem to show the advertized
dot clock speed at 24bpp and 32bpp.

Is Matrox G200 any better than my current TNT in this respect?
I really want to know about it because I need buy new
video cards soon again.

Thanks.

Newsman.

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by NewsMa » Thu, 25 Feb 1999 04:00:00




> |       The TNT won't do 24bpp (in Windows or under X), but it should
> | handle 32bpp easily...  I'm running at 1280x1024, 32bpp...

Can't it do 1600x1200 at 32bpp.  Is the 16MB still not sufficient?
What dot-clock speed do you use?  It's disgusting to find out that
at higher bpp one cannot use  the full 250Mhz dot clock speed which is
available at 8bpp.

Thanks

--
Newsman

PS: Reply to ghsong "at" kjist "dot" ac "dot" kr, if you really have to.

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Jeremia » Thu, 25 Feb 1999 04:00:00





> > |       The TNT won't do 24bpp (in Windows or under X), but it should
> > | handle 32bpp easily...  I'm running at 1280x1024, 32bpp...

> Can't it do 1600x1200 at 32bpp.  Is the 16MB still not sufficient?

        It can do 1600x1200 at 32bpp in Windows, I don't know about under
X, I didn't try (too small for my aging eyes...).  

Brian
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nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by NewsMa » Thu, 25 Feb 1999 04:00:00





> > |       The TNT won't do 24bpp (in Windows or under X), but it should
> > | handle 32bpp easily...  I'm running at 1280x1024, 32bpp...
> > | (but the curious thing is the AfterStep thinks I'm running at 24bpp...?)

> What advantages does 32bpp give over 16bpp - can you tell the difference?
> --
> Marco

Probably the most notable example of trouble with 16bpp is
that IDL (and maybe PV~Wave) doesn't support 16bpp properly.
Have you seen an advertizement in IEEE Spectrum?  IDL is one of
the tools used by the NASA Hubble Scope Team.
I used PV~Wave, now IDL.  They are the most advanced
visualization tools.

--
Newsman

PS: Reply to ghsong "at" kjist "dot" ac "dot" kr, if you really have to.

 
 
 

nVidia RIVA TNT 16M - Does RedHat 5.2 support it?

Post by Eric Lee Gre » Fri, 26 Feb 1999 04:00:00





>> |       The TNT won't do 24bpp (in Windows or under X), but it should
>> | handle 32bpp easily...  I'm running at 1280x1024, 32bpp...

>Can't it do 1600x1200 at 32bpp.  Is the 16MB still not sufficient?
>What dot-clock speed do you use?  It's disgusting to find out that
>at higher bpp one cannot use  the full 250Mhz dot clock speed which is
>available at 8bpp.

Please note that your ASUS board has been downclocked for reliability.
See the details at http://www.tomshardware.com .

I am currently running 1280x800 at work at 32bpp on a 16mb TNT. It
uses the additional memory for storing fonts, BTW. Just wish I could
afford a TNT for home :-}.  

--

  "Microsoft will compete ... by adding features" -- Ed Muth, Microsoft

 
 
 

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