ubuntu 10.04 i386 - nouveau is faster
on my laptop, a Thinkpad R61 with Quadro NVS 140M.
When using any of the nvidia driver packages, everything is slower. Switching users is slower, logging out to the gdm login screen is slower, the display turning back on after opening the display is slower. A LOT slower.
When using the nouveau driver that is default with this distro, all these things happen SO much faster; it really improves the user experience. The only thing that suffers is full-screen or high-res internet videos. I do not play any 3d games or use any 3D software.
What's up with this?