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Old 04-29-2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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During boot up, Framebuffer is painful slow - 13.37


Hello!
I've just installed Slackware 13.37 x64.
Right now, everything is fine! All hardware OK, sound OK, Network/WiFi OK, nVIDIA Proprietary drivers OK, KDE Composite OK, Desktop effects OK...
But when initializing, the messages pass very slow!
My lilo framebuffer settings are 1024x768x64 (Code 791, 317 in Hex), my Graphics card is an nVIDIA GeForce 9100 M G (256Mb), but yet, I can see it refreshing like an image loading in 56Kbps connection.
I really would like to use framebuffer during boot (Oh, come on... The little penguin is kinda neat :-), so I'll ask... Is there a way to use my graphic driver in framebuffer, or make it faster?

Thanks!
 
Old 04-29-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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You have installed the nVidia proprietary driver, but did you install the xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist package in /extra?
You may have a conflict.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 06:20 AM   #3
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You have installed the nVidia proprietary driver, but did you install the xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist package in /extra?
You may have a conflict.
Hi allend, thanks for your reply. :-)
I did not install nouveau in /extra manually, but in Slack full installation, it was installed.
Although, nVidia proprietary driver setup detect whenever there is nouveau installed and create a conf file in /etc/modprobe.d to blacklist nouveau.
I am not sure, but I don't think that's the problem... while in KDE, all visual effects works great, and OpenGL is OK too!
 
Old 04-30-2011, 06:25 AM   #4
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Unfortunately it seems you can choose either nouveau for everything, of just the proprietary driver for X.

Since you're not using nouveau, the framebuffer isn't being driven by your graphics card so it's not very powerful. Simplest solution would be to try using 16-bit colours instead. You're unlikely to see a difference in the colours, but the speed may improve.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 11:35 AM   #5
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Is your nVidia driver version the latest 270.41.06?
I am wondering whether there is a problem with this driver. I just tried 270.41.06 and failed to get to my KDE desktop. Reverted to 260.19.44 and all is OK.
 
  


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