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Please write about NVidia's 2D performance problems
I am using GeForce 8500 GT, no problem here as well.
But, I do like to read more about what others are facing.
8600GT and 8800GT. I have ~12 kde terminals open; after a few hours the
scrolling compiler output gets slower, which I can fix by setting
IPP=2 and GlyphCache=1 with nvidia-settings. Repeat every few hours
(with a cronjob).
I didn't notice any scrolling slowdowns in firefox or any other apps I
Hmm... I decided to give it a try, based on what I read so far in this thread.
Currently, I am running total 26 Gnome-Terminalx in my desktop. 14 of them echoing "fortune -s" string, in every 1 seconds. 2 of them running 'top' command. So far, I have been running them about 18 hours. No slowness of any kind is noticeable. Neither does any of my applications (like firefox or OpenOffice Writer) has any problem.
Before I start doing the experiment, the system has been running for > 4 days (this desktop PC is also a tor router, so most of time, I let it run continuously, even when i am not using). My desktop is Dropline GNOME, but using Compiz-Fusion instead of Metacity. So far, no system freeze of any kind.
$> uname -simpro
Linux 126.96.36.199 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
$> glxinfo | grep renderer
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 8500 GT/PCI/SSE2
$> head /var/log/Xorg.0.log
X Window System Version 1.3.0
Release Date: 19 April 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
Build Operating System: Slackware 12.0 Slackware Linux Project
Current Operating System: Linux orion 188.8.131.52 #1 SMP Sat Jul 5 23:36:01 SGT 2008 i686
Build Date: 09 May 2007
However, IIRC, it did freeze when GL's base screensaver was enabled (that happened a few weeks ago). But, is not something that I would concern much, since I am not that fancy of screensaver. I have not enabled screensaver since then.
I've got a 6200 something-er-other in my tower. I bought it because I kept hearing how the drivers "Just Worked (TM)" in Linux. Since I'm not much on 3D, I didn't mind the ~1500 fps in glxgears. And before I started testing KDE4 last fall (and before openSUSE pushed Firefox 3 on me), the 2D stuff was just fine.
But when it comes to KDE4 and/or Firefox 3, my laptop (X1300 graphics) literally runs circles around my tower. There's such a huge performance discrepancy that I went back to KDE3.5.9 exclusively on my tower, and only use Firefox when there's a website that gives both Konqueror and Opera fits.
I'm using GeForce 7300 with KDE-3.5.9 and nVidia's proprietary driver.
I did face some initial problems with 2D. But after I made the following changes to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, most of the problems went away:
I`m Using opensuse 11 with KDE3.5.9 and 8800gts ( g80 ),
2D and 3D is working with no problem at all, i know this is not a issue but i wanted tell that on compination ( Distro+desktop+drivercard ), what i use, works fine and i think many other users have working system too, why thiss so, not 100% sure.
Thats true kano, on opensuse i prefer much more KDE3 than 4, Firefox 3 have work fine, how it does work on other people is different thing..
Even i heard some problem on ubuntu/kubuntu people too, meaning KDE3 or 4 , situation, that 3 works better than 4.