[Sidefx-houdini-list] RE: Side Effects software crashes X windows on SUSE 10.1

Louis louis at realisestudio.com
Thu Jul 6 09:41:36 EDT 2006


John Coldrick wrote:
> On Thursday 06 July 2006 09:26, Calin Casian wrote:
>   
>> Well I think in SUSE 10.2 the X server is based on the new XGL so even if
>> you don't enable 3d Effects you still run the XGL core in 2d.
>> I tried on my laptop which has a ATI FIRE GL 5200 card so I can't tell
>> anything about NVIDIA.
>>     
>
> 	ATI + Linux = bad.  Their drivers still suck.  I'm curious if anyone 
> reporting this is running nvidia.  Also - you do install the ATI drivers, 
> right?  AFAIK, they "taint" the kernel the same way NVidia does - but you 
> really need to run them if you want to get the value out of the card.  I 
> honestly don't know for sure, but unless the vendor drivers support XGL 
> directly, I'm guessing you're not running XGL.
>
> 	Cheers,
>
> 	J.C.
>
>   
We're getting this problem with Nvidia:
- GeForce 6600 GT/PCI/SSE2 256M
- 2.0.2 NVIDIA 87.56
- GLX 1.4
- 3200x1200 rez @24bit

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