How painful is the nv driver supposed to be?

Frank Shute frank at
Fri Nov 20 07:43:42 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 12:28:19AM -0500, Pierre-Luc Drouin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using the nv xorg driver on 8.0 amd64 with a GeForce 6600 (CPU is 
> an i7 overclocked at 4GHz) configured in 1920x1080. With that setup it 
> takes about 2 seconds to maximize a window or to switch workspace in 
> fluxbox. Is there a way to improve speed or this is all I can hope to get?
> Thanks!

I think I used to have a 6600 which I used the nv driver with and
maximising windows and changing workspaces was almost instantaneous.
To be fair, I only have a 1280x1024 display.

So the driver works fine for me.

Having a look at the specs for your card seems to suggest that it
should drive your display with some ease:

My best guess is that there is something wrong with your setup.

Check that you are using the nv driver by looking at the xorg.log

It could be that you're using X in some sort of degraded mode i.e

Other than that, I don't know what could be wrong.




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