Slow 2d performance in X / opera / nvidia drivers
carpetsmoker at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 01:57:25 PST 2006
Don't see any XOrg log file, you forgot to attatch it?
And what is Xinerama, i thought it was a window manager like KDE or gnome...?
Try loading from the open-source driver, or generic vga or vesa, will
that improve preformance?
You said problems started to occur with Opera 8 and later, did you try
using opera 7.x or 6.x? it those work alright I think opera support
would be the best place to be....
On 12/01/06, Josh Paetzel <josh at tcbug.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 12 January 2006 04:25 am, Joseph Kerian wrote:
> > On 1/11/06, Martin Tournoy <carpetsmoker at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 10/01/06, Josh Paetzel <josh at tcbug.org> wrote:
> > *many helpful attachments snipped*
> > > > I've been having terrible 2d performance with opera
> > > > (linux-opera and native 8.51 and 9.0) using the nvidia drivers.
> > > > When I windowshade it and then restore it there is a sizeable
> > > > delay while it redraws the window. If I rapidly shade and
> > > > restore the window my idle CPU time goes to 0% and mp3 playback
> > > > will occassionally skip.
> > > >
> > > > The problem first started when Opera 8 was released, I hoped
> > > > that further releases would address it but so far that has not
> > > > been the case. Any suggestions for a fix welcome.
> > > >
> > > > (Yes, I have been seeking support on opera.com but this feels
> > > > like a FreeBSD mis-configuration of some sort on my end. :)
> > >
> > > You might try turning the twinview of, it takes up heaps of
> > > resources on my machine, then again, your machine has 300% more
> > > RAM and clockspeed, so it should be able to handle it fine....
> > >
> > > Try using freebsd AGP, the nvidia should work better but you
> > > might want to try it anyway...
> > The other useful file for this might be your Xorg log.
> > > Which window manager do you use, I noted that KDE can be really,
> > > really slow even on newer machines (Krap Desktop Enviorment)
> > *bites the troll*
> > > Is this problem ONLY with opera? or with other applications to?
> > > if you have another QT application you might want try how that
> > > runs. Also check you QT version, maybe it's ancient?
> > >
> > > Did you try using both the static/shared QT versions? If not, it
> > > might make a diffrence.
> > I haven't had this problem at all with Opera on the ports KDE,
> > using a far inferior nvidia card.
> > I have had a bit of shared library wierdness, but Opera simply
> > refused to run until I fixed that.
> > If this is a PCI-Express card, note the discussion of 3d
> > performance here:
> > http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=59981
> Well, I think I may have found the problem but can't seem to find a
> fix to test my theory. Xorg is loading Xinerama and I've found some
> noise via google that there is a 'nvidia-xinerama' that is faster
> than the native 'xorg-xinerama'. I've tried disabling xinerama in my
> Xorg conf file but it loads anyways.
> Attached is my xorg.log
> Josh Paetzel
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