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Old 03-17-08, 03:52 PM   #37
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or flash-linux's fault?
Eh, it's not Linux fault, but it's flash fault. Look at it's requirements for Linux...
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Old 03-17-08, 04:05 PM   #38
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It is amazing how many blame the software before they check out the hardware. Just because it "works" in windows does not mean that it is good hardware .. garbage works in Windows .. just look at WinModems and 29.99 printers!

A weak power supply, poor air circulation and faulty fans, bad interior cables, slots that were filled with dust bunnies that were not cleaned out when a card was plugged in .. the list goes on and on.
Of course a thinkpad T61p is ****ty hardware. And everybody knows windows is less propense to dust, I don't use it, wouldn't know. What I know is, with nothing running except a browser, with only a tab open, with no flash, moving, resizing or scrolling the page/windows is everything but smooth. And cpu peaks when doing that. When using composite things are fast enough. So there seems to be an issue with 2D render acceleration.

Haven't seen that with an ATI Mobility Radeon X600 and a NVidia GeForce4 before as I see now with the Quadro FX 570M. The garbled display i've seen before.

And now, for something completely diferent ...
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Old 03-17-08, 06:03 PM   #39
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since we are here to complain, I thik I should complain as well.

Those artifacts that appear out of nowhere are fairly anoying
specially when I'm reading some times the card duplicates
about half of the line and I have to scroll the lines out of sigh
so that the line gets repainted and I can continue reading.

Also, I think it's not fair that a feature suddenly gets lost, I have
to decide wheter to use the latest driver and forget that I have
6 tty's or keep an old driver.

Unfortunatly I really need those tty's since there is no other
way to kill a windows program that loops with wine in
fullscreen mode and doestn't let me do anything else.
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Old 03-18-08, 04:22 AM   #40
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As for me, here what's wrong (once again...) :

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 7720G with an Nvidia 8400M GS running on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Slow tab switching in firefox
  • Insanely slow flash behaviour
  • Slow 3D effects with Compiz
  • A feeling of global slowness, on a pretty decent computer (Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz, 2 Gb ram)
Save me
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Old 03-18-08, 08:03 AM   #41
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Maybe it's not a solution for everybody, but I recently installed a 64bit distro (Ubuntu Hardy) and 2D is MUCH faster than it was with 32-bit distro and nvidia drivers. That's with a 9600GT.
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Old 03-29-08, 07:19 AM   #42
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Ok, I by new PSU (450W, good quality)... Install new driver 171.06. And today I have 2 hard lockups!!! What to do now??? I change video card (7300LE -> 6600), I change PSU (noname 400W -> Great Wall Hopely 450P4 450W), I try latest driver, I try legacy driver, I try newest version BIOS, I try oldest version BIOS, I try maxcpus=1 and else, I try rebuild kernel with different configuration, I try to install many coolers (on box, mobo chipset and etc. Lockups happens with CPU=40C, mobo=35C and GPU=42C) and all this don't help. May be I have try to bless my computer with a holly water? :-) On windows and nv it's ok, but I need OpenGL for Blender and etc...!!!
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Old 04-07-08, 06:41 PM   #45
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Most of the posts under this topic have been related to the appalling 2d performance many of us have.

Today I tried out kde4 under windows and was surprised to find that drawing performance is lightning quick for all the apps, konq scrolling was much more smooth and fast than under linux. I was shocked!

Whilst I thought that performance was bad, I didn't realise how bad it was until I tried it on windows. Seeing as the kde4 codebase is the same, the problems cannot be attributed to kde4 still being under development.

Maybe there is an issue with Qt or X, but far more likely it's the video driver.
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Old 04-08-08, 12:03 AM   #46
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Maybe there is an issue with Qt or X, but far more likely it's the video driver.
Of course, and the NVIDIA guys know it but won't comment on it. And their 'new cards' are not that new any more, so this is getting increasingly frustrating.
Intel and AMD might be faster in delivering good chipsets and OSS driver than nvidia delivering good 2D rendering performance.
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