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How to Configure NVidia Integrated Video Chipsets for XGL in SLED 10 SP1

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By Gilles de Bellabre

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Posted: 29 Oct 2007
 

Problem:

Many NVidia integrated video chipsets are in theory supported for Xgl in SLED10 SP1, but really hard to configure.

Solution:

Here is the solution for NVidia embedded chipsets, which include graphics adapters mentioned later in this tip.

Example:

Download driver for 32-bit:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/100.14.19/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run

or driver for 64-bit:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/100.14.19/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-100.14.19-pkg1.run

change to root user with command:

su root

stop graphical desktop with command:

rcxdm stop

launch driver install with command:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-100.14.11-pkg19.run

always accept default choices.

after installation, reboot.

after reboot, su root, then edit the file:
/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager

Modify the line:

DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER="Xorg"

by

DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER="Xgl"

(replace Xorg by Xgl)

save and reboot.

Now Xgl is active, and you can go to control center, desktop effects, to choose your preferred parameters.

Environment:

SLED 10 SP1, NVidia embeded graphics adapters
prerequisites: gcc installed, kernel-source installed.


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