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Old 02-16-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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[solved]something is slowing my system down


I need help figuring out what is slowing down my computer. I installed the xscreensaver and tried it out. It was quite smooth and had no problems what so ever. I didn't check how many fps I could have but it was pretty good.

Then I configured some stuff and installed the folowing apps:

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feh
aterm
kdegames
gftp
amule
alsa-lib alsa-utils alsa-oss
qtparted
file-roller
zip
unzip
gimp
devil
xawtv
tvtime
kdetv
rox
xmms-mplayer
The configuration I did was that I changed the load method for gdm, instead of having it in the daemons section in rc.conf I edited the initab and changed the runlevel. I also added some mount points in fstab to have my ntfs mp3 and my fat32 mpg partitions to be there at all time. I also configured the sound according to the wiki. When I then looked at the xscreensaver the fps is down to like 6 fps and everything looks really awful and not smooth at all. I mean, what could had happened?

I'm using archlinux btw... And installed everything throught the arch packet manager, pacman. But this shouldn't be a problem I think...

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Old 02-16-2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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video card and driver? ( what do you have and are the screensavers your using opengl)
 
Old 02-16-2005, 12:47 PM   #3
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oops, sorry! forgot that info...

I'm using the flurry screensaver in the xscreensaver package. My videocard is MSI MS-StarForce GeForce FX 5600 (nVidia) and I'm using the nVidia drivers.

I don't think that's the problem, since it worked fine some day ago!? If not something has happened with the driverconfig? But I don't think so...

(and flurry is open gl yes...)

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Old 02-16-2005, 12:51 PM   #4
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hehe... make sure pacman didn't slip the mesa opengl lib back in on you (highly possible that it installed it as a "dependency" of xscreensaver). the nvidia drivers strip all the X/mesa opengl libs out when you install them. The way to usually tell if mesa was accidentally reinstalled is horrible performance in opengl and it usually looks "blocky" with huge chunks of black blocks. The fix if this is the case: reinstall the nvidia drivers.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 01:31 PM   #5
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Thank you so much! I don't know what had happened, but a reinstall of the nVidia drivers worked like a charm. I haven't rebooted yet though, but I hope that wont be a problem! hehe If so, I'll be back! :-)
 
Old 02-16-2005, 01:33 PM   #6
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when you install nvidia, it removes the mesa 3d library from your system. Mesa is a general purpose gl library, not meant for games and performance opengl. If it's inadvertently reinstalled, you will have both nvidia and mesa gl libs and they don't mix well ( as you have seen )
 
Old 09-21-2007, 04:42 AM   #7
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Wink

just an info: the flurry is really slowing down the system. I stopped to use it....
 
  


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