If this is your first visit, be sure to
check out the FAQ by clicking the
link above. You may have to register
before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages,
select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
No announcement yet.
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 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 #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.