ports/103804: gnome-netstatus-applet causes GL slowdowns
almindor at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 08:00:35 UTC 2006
>Synopsis: gnome-netstatus-applet causes GL slowdowns
>Arrival-Date: Fri Sep 29 08:00:33 GMT 2006
>Originator: Ales Katona
FreeBSD XERXES.chello.sk 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #0: Sun May 7 04:32:43 UTC 2006 root at opus.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
The netstatus applet in gnome (2.14) causes serious "stuttering" in any openGL app I try. I am using the official Nvidia drivers from ports. When I close the applet everything goes ok.
But if I turn it on, I get "freezes" in gl apps each second (for about 1/3 of a second). It seems that whenever the applet "polls" or something like that the gl apps stop. Perhaps something with nvidia driver/net driver/kernel.
I'm not sure if it's specific to my card/hw combo only.
I just installed latest nvidia driver from ports, and got gnome 2.14 from -stable packages. Just add the applet and try and gl app, like glxgears. You'll see visible "hickups". Turn off the applet while the app is running and it'll simply be fluent again.
No, but I think it might be a syscall or something like that which slows it down. I didn't notice cpu activity spikes in TOP so I guess it's not that the net applet "slows down" the machine...
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