Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE
User Name
SUSE / openSUSE This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-01-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Slow video card after xgl upgrade!

I upgraded to Suse 10.1 64 bit successfully and added xgl. Everything works great; however, the glxgears are running much slower than before the xgl upgrade. I have and NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256. Before the xgl upgrade, the gears were about 6300 fps now they are around 1500 fps. I realize the glxgears are not benchmarking and I can't tell anything has slowed down, but I want to get maximum performance out of my gear. Is the slowdown normal, not real, or is there a bug somewhere I need to fix?
Old 10-25-2006, 06:37 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: SuSE, CentOS, Gentoo
Posts: 166

Rep: Reputation: 30
I know you likely don't want to hear this, but I am having the same exact problem with a 6600GT. I remember 'gnome-xgl-settings' reporting that the video card was not supported, perhaps that is the root of the problems. XGL is so nice, but it's not worth it for my 3D game performance to take the hit.

I'm switching back to Xorg for the time being until things are panned out.

My wife's box has the same problem with Xgl (Geforce Ti4200), but she doesn't run anything 3D, so I kept it running on her box.
Old 10-25-2006, 03:57 PM   #3
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Distribution: Debian Sarge - Sid, Slackware, Gentoo, openSuse, Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva
Posts: 241

Rep: Reputation: 30
I have a Suse 10.1 64 bit system, with an ATI graphic card (Radeon X600 PCIE). First I installed the ATI driver and I have 3d acceleration and +/- 6500 FPS in glxgears. When I installed Xgl, I lost 3D, and the FPS went down to +/- 1200.

Right now my system behaves well, and I can't tell the difference of having 3d or not, unless of course I try to run some games. For me it's acceptable to lose some performance of the graphic card and enjoy Xgl, for the time being. Hope in the near future things get better in this front, it will be very welcomed, at least for me.


bit, suse, xgl

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
xgl video playback jamlc Linux - Software 0 05-14-2006 12:36 PM
Asking 'bout Xgl and video players.... Acron_0248 Debian 0 04-10-2006 01:47 PM
cannot start x server after video card upgrade scrubbit Linux - Hardware 10 04-06-2005 10:34 AM
nVidia 5200 Video card runs slow Dinabandhu Linux - General 6 08-19-2004 05:02 PM
Video card upgrade on an old computer OMV Linux - Hardware 1 05-02-2004 04:22 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:06 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration