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Old 06-22-08, 12:33 PM   #37
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Same thing here... Scrolling tuaw.com is sluuuggish, http://shame.tuxfamily.org/repo/?cat=1 is unbareable, like 1 FPS.
I'm "running" Firefox 3 on Gentoo 2.6.25-zen2 ~X86_64/nvidia 173.14.09/compiz-fusion.
The hardware is an 8800GT, DualCore 2.8GHz, 2GB RAM. Disabling InitialPixmapPlacement=2 -a GlyphCache=1 didn't help at all.
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Old 06-25-08, 05:03 PM   #38
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So, no news form NVIDIA ?
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Old 06-25-08, 05:52 PM   #39
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So, no news form NVIDIA ?
They said that they know about the problems and that they are working on resolving them, some sooner, some later.
However this won't let revice my GF488Go in my laptop :-/

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Old 06-25-08, 06:24 PM   #40
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The performance issue of http://www.tuaw.com and http://shame.tuxfamily.org/repo/?cat=1 being slow on Firefox 3 is the same problem I mentioned earlier in the thread. It has been fixed and the fix will be available in a future driver release.
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Old 06-27-08, 12:44 PM   #41
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Hi All,

We are developing a system using firefox which uses one big page with a LOT of DIV's. I won't go into the purpose of the application but I can say this about the speed. With FF2 it is amazingly quick. With FF3 we were shocked by the slowness of the rendering. We did a lot of head scratching until today when we set up our embedded via system with FF3 to see if we saw the same issues. Luckily, FF3 is blisteringly fast on our embedded system. It means we can now use FF3 :-)

My development system is a intel quad with 2 gig ram and the GeForce 8800GS running centos 5.2 with the latest nvidia drivers (173.14.09) . Our embedded system uses a 1.5Ghz processor, via graphics chipset and has 1 Gig of memory. I think we can say the problem in our case is not FF3 related as such. Maybe because of the method FF3 is using to draw the screen hits on the performance of the nvidia driver. A shame really because I do think nvidia's intentions are honourable.

The good news is we haven't wasted over 18 months of development :-)

Hopw they fix the problem soon. Currently using FF2 until they do :-) (for development)
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Old 06-27-08, 05:09 PM   #42
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The performance issue of http://www.tuaw.com and http://shame.tuxfamily.org/repo/?cat=1 being slow on Firefox 3 is the same problem I mentioned earlier in the thread. It has been fixed and the fix will be available in a future driver release.
Nice to hear, but for what chipsets? I am still using the one in my signature below so from a Ubuntu perspective, will these changes end up in both the nvidia-glx and nvidia-glx-new packages? I don't know if the legacy chipsets are affected but if they are, will you fix them as well?
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Old 06-28-08, 01:13 AM   #43
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ubuntu doesn't update their nvidia drivers package till the next major release of the distribution. the nvidia-glx-new packages are the ones with the 1xx.xx drivers while the nvidia-glx are the legacy drivers
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Old 06-28-08, 04:16 AM   #44
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ubuntu doesn't update their nvidia drivers package till the next major release of the distribution. the nvidia-glx-new packages are the ones with the 1xx.xx drivers while the nvidia-glx are the legacy drivers
There are actually three packages:
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nvidia-glx-new 1xx.xx
nvidia-glx 9x.xx (my driver)
nvidia-glx-legacy 7x.xx
or four, if counting
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envyng
which downoads the latest driver from nvidia.com

The third one is what I meant by "legacy". I am very capable of installing the driver myself after years with slackware so that won't be any problem. You probably know about these packages already, I just wanted to hear an nvidia rep elaborate more on the "it will be fixed".
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Old 06-28-08, 10:53 AM   #45
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Please see:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678

Also, are you using Firefox 3? Is there any particular website that reproduces the problem?
A performance problem when displaying certain images in Firefox 3 with InitialPixmapPlacement 2 that caused symptoms similar to what you described has been fixed earlier (the rendering would hitch when scrolling to the bottom of digg.com, amongst other things). The fix will be available in a future driver release.
It is well known that nVidia has horrible 2D performance on Linux. See here http://www.larsen-b.com/Article/290.html

It is unfortunate that I had purchased my card uninformed of this. Do you know when the 2D performance of the nVidia cards will be fixed? I have an 8800GT.
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Old 07-02-08, 06:25 AM   #46
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Update:
Scrolling on http://shame.tuxfamily.org/repo/?cat=1 with Intel integrated graphics 82945G is smooth.

Running KDE4 with some desktop effects. Clearly nvidia issue.
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Old 07-02-08, 09:23 AM   #47
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Scrolling on http://shame.tuxfamily.org/repo/?cat=1 with Intel integrated graphics 82945G is smooth.

Running KDE4 with some desktop effects. Clearly nvidia issue.
Yeah. Right now I'm using winbloze ONLY because of nVidia. I miss Linux.
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Old 07-06-08, 02:58 PM   #48
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UPDATE: same sistem with KDE4, instead gf7600GT there is a radeon 9200SE - scrolling is perfect on mentioned page.
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