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methuselah1879

join:2001-03-06
Groton, CT

nvidia drivers load time?

howdy,
I boot in runlevel 3, and then issue startx from there. I use the nvidia drivers (3123), and was wondering if there is any way to increase the speed with which they load? It seems that it takes forever and a weekend to load the drivers:
startx -> wait 1 minute (black screen) -> nvidia pops up silly splash screen -> wait another minute, finally have X.

I'm using fluxbox as my DM, which is not overhead intensive.

Any ideas / command line switches, or XFConfig twiddling that anyone knows of?
TIA

Peace
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elboricua
El Subestimado
Premium
join:2001-08-12
Bronx, NY
See if disabling the Nvidia logo speeds things up for you. Here is how to do it From the Nvidia Documentation

quote:
Option "NoLogo" "boolean"
Default: Option "NoLogo" "off" enables the NVIDIA logo splash screen
when the X server is started.
To disable the splash screen during X start-up, specify the "on" setting.
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Drunkula
Premium
join:2000-06-12
Denton, TX
reply to methuselah1879
I get the same thing except once the Nvidia splash screen displays things go quickly from there.
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methuselah1879

join:2001-03-06
Groton, CT
reply to elboricua
perfect..I'll try that out.

Thanks much

Peace

ftzsee
Premium
join:2001-11-22
reply to methuselah1879
I just shut mine off too. If they put a penguin on there with the nVidia logo, I'll turn it back on


howe81
Premium,ExMod 2001-05
join:2000-09-01
Australia
reply to methuselah1879
I've found that commenting a few "FontPath" lines in the XF86Config file made X load quicker. Here's what I have now:
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
    # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
    # FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/monotype/TrueType/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
    # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    # FontPath "unix/:7100"
    # FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
You might want to give that a try.
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Interrogator

join:2001-03-17
Sterling, VA
reply to methuselah1879
quote:
If they put a penguin on there with the nVidia logo, I'll turn it back on
Maybe there is a way to change that splash screen to show whatever you want...