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Old 09-02-03, 12:21 PM   #1
desau13
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Default GeForce FX 5200 / RedHat 9 / very slow

Hello,

I just replaced my two older video cards with a GeForce FX 5200. The old cards were:
- AGP GeForce MX 440
- PCI Vanta

I was previously running Xinerama with these cards, both using the nvidia driver.

I just pulled them out and put in a 5200, reconfigured X (still using Xinerama -- not TwinView).

Performance is very, very slow, particularly with font antialiasing in QT/KDE.. Looking at top shows the CPU getting hammered by X, the load goes up to 4 if there's a lot of font drawing.

I've tried re-installing the nvidia driver (I'm using version 4496) and I've upgraded my KDE/QT packages to the latest... still very high cpu usage from X.

Any ideas?
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