Re: 177.70 (BETA) WINE Slowness
A few more things I have found:
wine 1.0 and wine 1.1.4 both perform poorly.
the 173.14.12 driver seemed to do a bit better in wine but not very well at all.
GLXGears performs at around 10800 fps in both drivers.
When I enable the desktop effects of KDE4, the frame rate drops to less than 5000 fps in glxgears.
I haven't tested KDE3 with this yet, but I am wondering if it will do better because at one point back here, this all ran fine.
As far as relevant parts of xorg.conf:
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
#Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
#Option "TripleBuffer" "True"
Option "PixmapCacheSize" "2000000"
Option "AllowSHMPixmaps" "0"
InitialPixmapPlacement set to 1,2,3,4 and had no effect on wine performance although drastic changes to KDE performance. 2 seems to be the best for me.