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  • Graphics cards & Driver versions for Salome 3.2.6/9

    Posted by JMB at September 11. 2008
    Hello All,

    I am trying to resolve some problems with Salome 3.2.6/9 not working on a 64bit Ubuntu 8.04 system.  I am trying to build a system
    with a high end graphics card capable of handling a model with several 100 thousand elements.  I would like to compile a list of Graphics Video cards and the corresponding driver version that work with Salome.  I request users to report what cards they are using so we may compile this list.  Hopefully it will benefit new users and users contemplating buying new hardware.

    Here is my list:

    1. ATI Technologies Inc RV515 [Radeon X1300] Fedora 7 32bit
          Dual display card, but it has problems shading solid models correctly.

    2. nVidia Corporation G80 [GeForce 8800 GTS] (rev a2) Ubuntu Hardy 32bit
        NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.12-pkg2.run (latest driver, but Xorg does not work in 1024x768 or higher resolution)
        NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run (Currently using this version, because newest version has problems)
         Salome does not work.  Terminal window opens; but no graphics screen!
       
    3. Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G400/G450 (rev 82) Ubuntu Hardy 32bit
        Salome works fine (but this is a low end card for large models)
       
    4. nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 LE] (rev a2) CAELinux2008.1 32bit
        Salome 3.2.9 works fine.  Is okay in performance for large problems, but could be better.

    5. ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550]  Ubuntu Hardy 32bit
         Salome 3.2.9 (SalomeMeca) works fine.  Is okay in performance for medium size problems.

    Please help in this community effort that also helps me.  Thank you.

    Regards,
    JMB
    • Re: Graphics cards & Driver versions for Salome 3.2.6/9

      Posted by JMB at September 22. 2008
      Hello,

      Come on users!   I am hoping get people to reply stating what cards they have and compile a list of what works for everybody.

      This can be easily accomplished by typing "lspci" on a command line of terminal and posting the output lines corresponding to your graphics / video card in this forum along with a comment of what version of Salome you have found it to work with. This is not hard to do.

      Hope to hear from some helpful users...

      Regards,
      JMB
      • Re: Graphics cards & Driver versions for Salome 3.2.6/9

        Posted by Siegfried Lösch at September 23. 2008
        JMB wrote:
        Hello,

        Come on users!   I am hoping get people to reply stating what cards they have and compile a list of what works for everybody.

        This can be easily accomplished by typing "lspci" on a command line of terminal and posting the output lines corresponding to your graphics / video card in this forum along with a comment of what version of Salome you have found it to work with. This is not hard to do.

        Hope to hear from some helpful users...

        Regards,
        JMB


        Hi JMB!

        Thank you for your initiatives!

        My configuration is:

        nVidia Corporation GeForce 8600M GS (rev a1), Debian lenny amd64
        using NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.67-pkg2.run (which is at beta stage!)

        for both Salome 3.2.6 and 3.2.9 without any problems.

        Siegfried
        • Re: Graphics cards & Driver versions for Salome 3.2.6/9

          Posted by JMB at September 23. 2008
          I forgot to mention the recommendations posted in this website under: "http://www.salome-platform.org/faq/#_Toc165519948"

          2.4.4. What video cards are recommended for Salome?
          It is recommended to use NVIDIA GeForce card, better starting from GeForce 4. However SALOME works on Radeon cards as well. Gauss points presentations in Post-Pro module require that your video card could support Point Sprite OpenGL specification.

          Regards,
          JMB
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