Verifying my 3D drivers set up properly for my nVidia based graphics card

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Fri Mar 16 03:50:23 UTC 2007

Norbert Papke wrote:
> On Thursday 15 March 2007 10:37, Jim Stapleton wrote:
>>  Also a couple of OpenGL applications are running slower
>> than one would expect given my card (especially in the screen savers
>> area, where the same apps would run /too fast/ with my old Ti4200.
>> These in conjunction lead me to suspect my graphics setup.
>> /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
> [...]
>> Section "Extensions"
>>     Option "Composite" "Enable"
>> EndSection
> Even though the nvidia drivers claim to support OpenGL with the composite 
> extension enabled, my experience has been that it leads to performance 
> similar to what you are describing.  Try disabling composite.
> Cheers,
> -- Norbert.

True. Composite still isn't the greatest under the 6.9 branch of Xorg 
(and it wasn't that great under Xorg 7.0 either). It might have improved 
since then though in 7.1/7.2.


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