[PD] nVidia Drivers

Andre Schmidt andre at vju.info
Tue May 7 07:59:43 CEST 2002

i could be wrong (because i havn't used 2 cards for a long time)
[i prefer scanconverter when going out with gem]

rendering opengl on secondary display DIDN'T work @ me with:
disp1: some cheap s3 card (primary)
disp2: nvidia tnt2 (secondary)
(but if i changed the disp2 as primary it worked)

but with 2 SAME cards it should go on both (i've heard from newsgroups)

but if you have a card with 2outs (like, some nvidia&matrox) theres openGL
on BOTH outs automaticly...

if there's some1 who actually 100% KNOWS what are the issues on opengl on
secondary display, please let us know...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Bogart - FMPM/F1999" <bbogart at acs.ryerson.ca>
To: "David Sabine" <dave at davesabine.com>
Cc: <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: [PD] nVidia Drivers

> this is quite strange, under windows 2000 I can run my gemwin on a
> secondary display without a problem. I do recall a case when I friend
> (running XP) with the Nvidia GO on a laptop could not render on the
> second display. I'm not sure what the pattern is.
> good luck.
> Ben
> On Mon, 6 May 2002, David Sabine wrote:
> > FYI:
> >
> > nVidia released a new driver a few weeks ago which, based on their
documention, seems pretty incredible.  I'm trying it out right now because I
thought it might solve a problem I was having rendering GEMwindow on a
secondary display.  In any case, it seems worth the upgrade.
> >
> >
> > I went looking for a driver update because I couldn't figure out why my
GEMwin wouldn't display all my cool video and eyecandy on my secondary
display...then I found a note in the pd-list archive written by Andre S. a
few months ago:
> >
> > "and remember, when using 2 cards on windows, only card1 (primary
display) uses directX/openGL"
> >
> > ahhhh....NOW it all makes sense.
> >
> > Thanks Andre,
> > Regards,
> > Dave Sabine.
> >
> B. Bogart
> ---------

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