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Old 12-05-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy gnome slow to load - did I break it?

While experimenting with other desktop managers, I think I may have broken or crippled Gnome.
I tried installing enlightenment in gentoo 2004. I use a NVidia GeForce Go5650 card on a laptop. I compiled the NVidia driver(latest) with the --opengl-headers option.
I installed the following packages as suggested by another forum thread...

emerge artwiz-fonts
emerge terminus-fonts
emerge sharefonts
emerge ttf-bitstream-vera
emerge unifont
emerge imlib
emerge fnlib
emerge xorg-x11

I unmerged (uninstalled these including enlightenment) but later noticed Gnome
takes a fairly long time to start up. I use to compare how the opengl screen saver
"end game" (the chess board simulation) worked and found Gnome was the only one that
could display it at more than 1-2 frames/sec... I know... its a crappy way to test the
graphics card, but now Ive noticed it too runs this screen saver at about 1-2 frames / sec...

the Xorg messages only complains about the following

(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/CID/" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo/" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.

(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)

(WW) Warning, couldn't open module speedo

I dont know which package Id need to install to get Speedo fonts etc... back again.
let me know if you need more info...
Old 12-06-2004, 12:29 AM   #2
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Is your /etc/X11/xorg.conf configured to use the nvidia driver?

In the Section "Device" there should be a line that says Driver "nvidia" (not Driver "nv").
That will enable hardware GLX support.

As for those fonts.. I'd imagine they be in one of the media-fonts packages... Check to find out which one.
Old 12-06-2004, 12:29 AM   #3
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don't worry to much about the missing fonts. they won't slow down your system.

there may be a problem with your gl settings. search for errormessages about "drm", "dri" in your X log's and check your gl implemention with "glxinfo". as i don't use myself and have a rather old graphic hardware i can't tell you much more.

sl mritch.


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