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Old 03-16-2003, 07:38 PM   #1
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GNOME and Nvidia Drivers 4191


I know I have mentioned this before but I was wondering if anyone else has had this specific problem as I am now backed into a corner with it!

You see...

I have had to install Nvidia drivers version 4191 to get mplayer working in full screen.

I put off doing this for awhile cause I have always found that after installing the 4191 drivers, GNOME becomes incredibly slow when dragging windows and also when the desktop is being redrawn.

KDE and fluxbox are fine... even if running GNOME applications like nautilus and evolution! only GNOME is affected.

Sadly I cannot use GNOME now as it is so slow as to be virtually unuseable! I use fluxbox instead...

Has anyone experienced the same thing with their graphics card and GNOME????

Any ideas what causing it??? Or even a fix!??!



BTW Not sure if this should be posted in the hardware section though I felt it was more GNOME "fault" than the drivers as everything else works fine!
Old 03-16-2003, 07:54 PM   #2
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I see from the your previous posts that the ones that claim to have the same problem have one thing in common, an Athlon processor.

The ones that claimed to have no problem did not post their processor type.

I have a Pentium4 with a geforce 2 card and the 4191 drivers and had no problems with 2d or 3d. I was running RedHat though. I say "was running", cause a Windows XP install demolished my partition table this weekend. #*$&^&@#$#$ Bill Gates anyway!!!
Old 03-17-2003, 08:07 PM   #3
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Well, not that its much comfort...

I can say that I am seeing the exact same problems. Dragging windows seems really slow and jerky - yet glxgears seems to give the same kind of fps as my 3123 drivers.

Interestingly, after running glxgears, the jerkiness seems to disappear. (?)

I have a quadro4 card and a dual Xeon proc (with hyperthreading enabled).
I am using Redhat 8.0.
I am also using the latest (2.4.18-27.8.0smp) kernel.

Old 03-17-2003, 08:45 PM   #4
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Not only is it slow, it seems quite unstable.

I have had X crash on me in KDE as well as Gnome. Occasionally, I get some buffer corruption (I start seeing bits of the task bar appear in other parts of the desktop...)

This is the 2nd time I have installed 4191 with the same results.

I can say with a fair degree of certainty that I have completely uninstalled all earlier versions of the drivers. Not unly did I rpm -e, but I also inspected that ALL .so's were removed (I had to manually delete 1).

Old 03-17-2003, 10:36 PM   #5
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I've just installed the 4191 drivers for my GeForce 4 Ti 4200 two days ago and everything seems to be working well. No random sluggishness or anything like that, but I am running Fluxbox. I do not have KDE or Gnome installed and installing them would take a few hours with Portage, so someone else will have to try this.

Hardware is an Athlon T-bird 1200mhz and the GeForce mentioned before. Distro is Gentoo (I just finished the installation yesterday, everything is current). XFree86 version 4.2.1 and Fluxbox 0.1.14.


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