Re: Xorg slows to a crawl on Fedora 17 w/ 295.59 on 9300 GE
Figured out the problem. It isn't the card model. It's VMware Workstation.
I run VMware Workstation with a Windows XP VM on the system with the 9300 GE card (but not the system with the GTX 460 SE card). Running NVIDIA's Linux driver (including the latest beta) + VMware Workstation on Fedora 17, causes video to drag to a crawl within 24-48 hours.
I switched from VMware to VirtualBox and the problem went away.
Note that the problem doesn't happen with Nouveau, though. So I don't know if it's a VMware problem or an NVIDIA problem. Likely VMware though, as its kernel modules haven't been updated in a while and it doesn't officially support Fedora 17.