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Old 01-19-06, 07:22 AM   #1
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Default Performance issues on FreeBSD 5.4/X.org

I'm running FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE with X.org 6.8.2 and the Nvidia 1.0-8178 drivers.

On my AMD 2400+ with GeForce FX 5700 LE I get around 2000 fps in glxgears (minimized), which while better than unaccelerated, is somewhat lower than what I would expect. I also only get around 10 fps in WoW (run via wine 0.9.5) with the lowest possible settings, which is way lower than I had hoped.

I've tried changing values in the xorg.conf and fiddling with nvidia-settings but there are no significant changes in performance.

I assume I have missed something but I can't find out what and my google skills seems a bit lacking.

I also tried reverting to Nvidia 1.0-6113 but that didn't change much.

The device section in my xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Nvidia 5700LE"
    #Driver      "nv"
    #VideoRam    131072
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "NvAGP" "1"
    Option "RenderAccel" "1"
    Option "Coolbits" "1"
    Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1"
EndSection
In my /boot/loader.conf I have the following:
Code:
hint.acpi.0.disabled=0
snd_ich_load="YES"
hint.agp.0.disabled="1"
nvidia_load="YES"
linux_load="YES"
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Old 01-20-06, 08:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: Performance issues on FreeBSD 5.4/X.org

Why do you have hint.agp.0.disabled="1" to me that means your not using the freebsd gart driver. Are you using the nvidia one, you might want to check the README about gart.

Also is their a reason your not using release 6.0? I am using it and it seems fine. I even have dual monitors working like a charm.

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Old 01-20-06, 10:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Performance issues on FreeBSD 5.4/X.org

From what I can remember it said in the Nvidia driver readme to disable the freebsd agp and activate it in the nvidida driver instead. Guess I could try turning it off again, although I think I've tried that as well.

Haven't had time to upgrade to 6.0 yet, and I thought I'd get thinks working first before I started changing things again... But I guess that's the next step.

I've also added 512 MB extra RAM now for a total of 1024. It helped a bit, but not much.

Thanks a lot for the tips!
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Old 01-25-06, 02:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: Performance issues on FreeBSD 5.4/X.org

As far as I can tell from the readme file I should turn off the FreeBSD agp and use the Nvidia one instead. Either way, it doesn't make that much of a difference, using Nvidias I get maybe 100-200 extra FPS in glxgears.
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Old 01-25-06, 01:53 PM   #5
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Default Re: Performance issues on FreeBSD 5.4/X.org

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Originally Posted by Gnu_Raiz
Why do you have hint.agp.0.disabled="1" to me that means your not using the freebsd gart driver. Are you using the nvidia one, you might want to check the README about gart.

Also is their a reason your not using release 6.0? I am using it and it seems fine. I even have dual monitors working like a charm.

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Dont suppose you could post your xorg config for me, I'm having real issues getting X11RC6.9.0 and the latest Nvidia driver to work. I just get signal out of range on my second monitor. Might help me solve what on earth is wrong with it.

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Old 01-31-06, 07:13 AM   #6
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Default Re: Performance issues on FreeBSD 5.4/X.org

Here is my xorg.conf

It might be worth mentioning that the keyboard doesn't work for me in X at the moment, but that has something to do with gnome and the settings in X shouldn't be a problem. The keyboard works if I don't start gnome.

I've given up trying to get the speed up in X.org for now, with the keyboard not working my mind is elsewhere and I've given in to the fact that I need to try windows and see if it's just my computer that's too slow. Although I doubt it, it shouldn't be this slow.

Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

    Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

# This loads the font modules
    Load        "type1"
#    Load        "speedo"
    Load        "freetype"
#    Load        "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
    Load       "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
#    Load       "dri"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

    RgbPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
#
#

    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.

#    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

#    Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
# (where n is 1 through 12).  This allows clients to receive these key
# events.

#    Option "DontVTSwitch"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

#    Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.

#    Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

#    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.

#    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings.

#    Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

#    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    Driver      "kbd"

# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"

    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#    Option     "Xleds"      "1 2 3"

#    Option "LeftAlt"     "Meta"
#    Option "RightAlt"    "ModeShift"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
# or:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#    Option "XkbOptions"  "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for Xorg
#    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
#    Option "XkbOptions"  ""

    #Option "XkbDisable"

    Option "XkbRules"   "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"   "logicdp"
    Option "XkbLayout"  "se"
    Option "XkbOptions" ""

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    #Option "Protocol"    "Microsoft"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/sysmouse"
    Option "IMPS/2"
    Option "Buttons" "6"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

# Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.

#    Option "Resolution"        "256"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"  "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"  "9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"        "150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

#    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "iiyama Vision Master Pro 510"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   30-130

#    HorizSync  30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync  31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 50-160

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Standard VGA"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    BoardName   "Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

#    Chipset    "generic"

# The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

    Driver     "vga"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# intalled.

#    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"

#    VideoRam   256

#    Clocks     25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xorgconfig:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Nvidia 5700LE"
    #Driver      "nv"
    #VideoRam    131072
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "NvAGP" "1"
    #Option "RenderAccel" "1"
    Option "Coolbits" "1"
    Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1"
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "Nvidia 5700LE"
    Monitor     "iiyama Vision Master Pro 510"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1800x1400" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.

    Screen "Screen 1"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection
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