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12 December 2003, 03:18 PM
Just an FYI for you nix heads, there is a beta driver 46.20 which now adds a Windows style control panel in Linux.

For Driver click here (

2.6 Kernel support

Here are my screen shots

Glxgears info on 1600X1200 24bit
27130 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5426.000 FPS
27106 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5421.200 FPS
27120 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5424.000 FPS
27120 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5424.000 FPS
27070 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5414.000 FPS

12 December 2003, 05:09 PM
Booyah! About time! C'mon, how long does it take to write an interface that alters your XF86Config file and tweaks the gamma a bit?

As long as it puts in the option to turn off that damned spalsh screen on XStart I'm sure a lot of newbies will be happy.

regards, Paul

12 December 2003, 05:38 PM
It does not include that option but for now you can edit you XF86Config file and add the following

Option "NoLogo" "1"

here's the description:
Option "NoLogo" "Boolean"
Disable drawing of the NVIDIA logo splash screen at X startup.

Default: the logo is drawn.

12 December 2003, 03:09 AM
I actually like having the logo drawn. It gives me that extra bit of reassurance that the driver loaded and is working properly.

12 December 2003, 11:31 AM
My reassurance is that I change driver from "nv" to "nvidia" and XFree86 doesn't instantly bail out. I've also got the options in to turn the splash screen off and the hardware cursor shadow on but I think nVidia could get away from the idea that everyone needs to be reminded what video card they have everytime they log in ('cause I didn't need to know to download the right driver or anything of course).

regards, Paul

02 February 2004, 08:15 PM
anybody still have this?? cant get the link to work! THanks

02 February 2004, 03:34 AM
Nvidia released the final version of that driver as 5336, the one that is allready on their site.

02 February 2004, 03:59 AM
thanks alot, i will take a look at it.

02 February 2004, 03:29 AM
what's the console command to bring up the panel?

02 February 2004, 07:01 PM
Unfortunatly nvidia only included that utility in the 4620 + 4660 beta drivers. If you can still find this driver you can just copy the utility to your /usr/bin folder an use it with the newer drivers.

It was called "nvidia-settings".

You can download the older drivers here:

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