[F13, Nvidia] Nvidia drivers for Nvidia GF FX5200

Boris Glawe public at boris-glawe.de
Mon Jun 7 20:25:05 UTC 2010


Am 07.06.2010 06:01, schrieb Michael Cronenworth:
> On 06/06/2010 01:49 PM, Boris Glawe wrote:
>    
>> Do you know, whether it's not there yet, or does rpmfusion not provide
>> any old versions of the graphic card any more?
>>
>>      
> It's not rpmfusion at fault. nVidia has not provided a X.org 1.8 driver
> for the 5 series and older card generations. You will need to use the
> open source driver, which should function rather well.
>
>
>    

Hm, thanks!

Unfortunately 2D performance of this driver is a mess in my case. When browsing the internet with firefox it sometimes takes 5-10 seconds to render very basic webpages. The CPU usage is at maximum in this case. It feels like working on a x486 not only with firefox, but also with a lot of other applications (nautilus, etc). I'm working on an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ with 3Gb RAM. Ok, it's old, but still usable to browse the web and work with a file manager. I've experienced this with earlier fedora versions, too. The solution was to install the proprietary drivers.

Do you have any hints/links about how to speed up nouveau? Maybe any Options in /etc/X11/xorg.conf that enable some hardware accelarations? Btw. I'm not talking about 3D accelaration but 2D.

Thanks in advance

Boris




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