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Old 02-07-2006, 01:37 AM   #1
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NVidia Choppy Performance


I have a Geforce NVidia FX 5500 PCI 128MB video card and am currently running SuSe 10.0. I have a 2.6 GhZ Pentium 4 system with 512 MB of RAM. My video performance becomes extremely choppy when I run Starcraft, and it becomes moderatly choppy when scrolling down a web page that has flash based ads. When I run glxgears, it doesnt run smooth.
Here is my Xorg.conf:

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "type1"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "freetype"
Load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 28-70
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "76DF77DF"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "SAMTRON"
VertRefresh 50-160
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 105.15 1280 1296 1432 1648 1024 1025 1028 1059
Modeline "1280x960" 116.18 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 998
Modeline "1280x960" 97.68 1280 1352 1488 1696 960 961 964 993
Modeline "1280x800" 111.77 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 837
Modeline "1280x800" 95.95 1280 1352 1488 1696 800 801 804 832
Modeline "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827
Modeline "1152x864" 93.90 1152 1224 1344 1536 864 865 868 899
Modeline "1152x864" 78.82 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 894
Modeline "1280x768" 107.23 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1280x768" 92.15 1280 1352 1488 1696 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1280x768" 77.37 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 794
Modeline "1024x768" 86.18 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1024x768" 73.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 794
Modeline "800x600" 73.98 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 639
Modeline "800x600" 66.71 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 635
Modeline "800x600" 58.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 632
Modeline "800x600" 51.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 628
Modeline "800x600" 44.13 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 624
Modeline "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
Modeline "768x576" 67.79 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 613
Modeline "768x576" 61.21 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 610
Modeline "768x576" 53.75 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 606
Modeline "768x576" 47.41 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 603
Modeline "768x576" 40.41 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 599
Modeline "768x576" 33.74 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 596
Modeline "640x480" 57.18 640 680 752 864 480 481 484 517
Modeline "640x480" 51.43 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 514
Modeline "640x480" 46.80 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 511
Modeline "640x480" 42.22 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 508
Modeline "640x480" 36.97 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
Modeline "640x480" 32.64 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 503
Modeline "640x480" 27.74 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 500
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce FX 5500"
BusID "1:10:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "NvAGP" "3"
Option "NoBandWidthTest" "false"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Screen 0
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection


Also, when I run GLXGears, I get anywhere from 1500 FPS on up to a max of 3000 FPS.
Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-07-2006, 02:59 AM   #2
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are you using the offcial nvidia driver?
 
Old 02-07-2006, 03:41 AM   #3
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And what does glxinfo tell you...
 
Old 02-07-2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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About 2 weeks ago, I first used the Suse provided driver, then I switched over to the NVidia driver from Nvidia.com. I updated it successfully with no problems. This didnt give me any improvement to my current choppy graphics though.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 06:56 PM   #5
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GLXInfo gets me this:

name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce FX 5500/PCI/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 2.0.1 NVIDIA 81.78
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_fragment_program,
GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow, GL_ARB_fragment_shader,
GL_ARB_half_float_pixel, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multisample,
GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query, GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object,
GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shadow,
GL_ARB_shader_objects, GL_ARB_shading_language_100,
GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_compression,
GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_rectangle,
GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object,
GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader, GL_ARB_window_pos,
GL_S3_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra,
GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, GL_EXT_blend_minmax,
GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_Cg_shader,
GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object,
GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil,
GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_paletted_texture, GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object,
GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette, GL_EXT_stencil_two_side,
GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc,
GL_EXT_texture_cube_map, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp,
GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, GL_EXT_texture_lod,
GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_sRGB,
GL_EXT_timer_query, GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_HP_occlusion_test,
GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip, GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat,
GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color,
GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fence, GL_NV_float_buffer, GL_NV_fog_distance,
GL_NV_fragment_program, GL_NV_fragment_program_option, GL_NV_half_float,
GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint,
GL_NV_occlusion_query, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_pixel_data_range,
GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_primitive_restart, GL_NV_register_combiners,
GL_NV_register_combiners2, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc, GL_NV_texture_env_combine4,
GL_NV_texture_expand_normal, GL_NV_texture_rectangle,
GL_NV_texture_shader, GL_NV_texture_shader2, GL_NV_texture_shader3,
GL_NV_vertex_array_range, GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program,
GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, GL_NV_vertex_program2,
GL_NV_vertex_program2_option, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap,
GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow,
GL_SUN_slice_accum
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
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0x2a 16 tc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
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0x34 16 tc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x35 16 tc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
0x36 16 dc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
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0x3f 16 dc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x40 16 dc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 4 16 0 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
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0x43 16 dc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 4 24 0 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
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0x45 16 dc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 2 1 Ncon
0x46 16 dc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 4 24 8 16 16 16 16 4 1 Ncon
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:43 PM   #6
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For crying out loud its a PCI graphics card. Also X Window System does not have 2D acceleration. The only way to get 2D acceleration is through the module (driver) which you already enabled.

Flash animation is always jerky or choppy. Macromedia writes the Flash player for Linux, so it will not get any better. Until Macromedia includes yuy2 colorspace which can be accelerated by the video card, we have to live with choppy flash animation.

If you have an Creative Labs sound card, I suggest taking it out and see if that works. Usually they eat computer performance because what they do to the PCI bus. My audio sync issues was fix when I switched to Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. I also gain performance by doing so.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 08:55 PM   #7
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I just saw the pci thing and was thinking on similar lines. pci video wouldn't be the best, though I've had good results with them...

How does the machine perform with other native linux 3D games?

And why PCI card? A 2.6gig pentium with no AGP? Not a great machine...
 
Old 02-08-2006, 02:27 AM   #8
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Yeah, unfortunately, my system doesn't have an AGP slot. Hewlitt Packard for the loss. . .
 
Old 02-08-2006, 08:30 AM   #9
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Yeah, what a pain... The pci may have something to do with it, tho as I say I've had pci cards work quite well...

Everything looks okay... I wonder if it's not some other app or service running that is giving trouble... Artsd in kde was a bad one for slowing games and other apps...
 
  


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