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Old 02-02-2003, 05:28 AM   #1
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Choppy windows


I've just installed the newest nVidia drivers for my GeForce2 Pro, and I'm finding window & desktop redraws to be excessively slow. Any settings I can change to improve that? I'm using GNOME in RedHat 8.0.

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Old 02-02-2003, 05:36 AM   #2
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depends what the machine you're running actaully is. some information is kinda useful... if it's an older machine then gnome will probably be the issue, try a smaller window manager like blackbox.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 01:03 PM   #3
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It's somewhat old, but not ancient.... GF2 Pro, AMD 1.2GHz, 512 PC2100. I have Windows XP installed as well, and everything about it is fast as can be. I can't think of any reason GNOME would be worse.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 01:04 PM   #4
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no, that should be fine. see if "top" shows up anything that is hogging the cpu.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 01:05 PM   #5
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Also, when I move a window around, the CPU usage jumps to 100%!! That doesn't seem right. When I'm not moving windows, it's at about 6%.

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Old 02-02-2003, 01:37 PM   #6
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Nvidia has reported that there is an 2D slowdown issue with the 4191 drivers. If most of your computing is non-3D, you may want to stick with the previous drivers (3123.) You can get more info at the nvnews bulletin board in the "Linux And NVIDIA Graphics" forum.

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Old 02-02-2003, 03:36 PM   #7
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I'm looking at the nVidia drivers page, and the older drivers don't have kernel files for RedHat 8.0. Will the 7.3 ones work?

Also, i ran xdpyinfo and found that "backing-store" and "save-unders" were off. I don't know exactly what those mean, but their names suggest that they may be related to window control.... how might I turn them on?
 
Old 02-02-2003, 04:43 PM   #8
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I have a GeForce2 Pro also, but it's in a RH7.3 box. I've always used the *.tar.gz files (instead of *.rpm) and I haven't had any issues. If you want to stick with a *.rpm file, you can try the *.src.rpm ones.

I don't know about the two options you listed, but you could probably find the answer on the nvnews board.

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Old 02-02-2003, 07:58 PM   #9
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I am starting to regret installing the NVIDIA drivers at all. lsmod reports that the nvidia.o module is 1468192B, which is almost twice the size of my compressed kernel. I think that's just a little rediculous. Now when I try to revert back to my old setup the xserver won't start.
 
  


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