On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 16:08 +0100, Jan Litwiński wrote: 
> G'day steve,
> * steve <networ...@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 here http://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.

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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