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Old 11-07-09, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default Old toshiba laptop: switching video modes is SLOW

Hello,

I'm using a toshiba "satellite 2410" laptop, 2GHz cpu with a geforce4 420 "go" integrated on board. Using the drivers suggested by nvidia.com for this card (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.13-pkg1.run) switching between resolutions in X, or from a textmode console back to X takes several seconds for each change. Switching from an X session to a text console however is immediate.

This is kind of annoying especially when i'm trying to cycle through the available screen modes. It also causes X to take much longer to start (i don't know what xinit, startx, or the nvidia drivers are doing) This problem doesn't happen with the vesa or fb drivers, switching between modes/resolutions is fast and immediate using these. I don't see anything suspicious in my /var/log/X*.log files using the nvidia drivers.

Is there a xorg.conf option or something that i should use to skip some unnecessary checks or whatever?

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Old 11-07-09, 06:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Old toshiba laptop: switching video modes is SLOW

As long as it's below say 5 seconds, it's probably normal.
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Old 11-08-09, 03:49 PM   #3
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Why do you need to switch to textmode that often anyway?
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Old 11-09-09, 05:32 AM   #4
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Default Re: Old toshiba laptop: switching video modes is SLOW

> As long as it's below say 5 seconds, it's probably normal.

Takes about 6 or 7 seconds just to change resolution.

> Why do you need to switch to textmode that often anyway?

I often switch between different X sessions, and sometimes between graphic modes on the same session. Weird thing is, even if two X servers are running at 1024x768 (this laptop screen's normal mode) switching between them takes the aforementioned 6-7 seconds delay to switch to the other server, + a few extra seconds for screen re-initialize or whatever.
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