[F13, Nvidia] Nvidia drivers for Nvidia GF FX5200
gryt2 at q.com
Mon Jun 7 21:39:37 UTC 2010
On Mon, 07 Jun 2010 22:25:05 +0200
Boris Glawe <public at boris-glawe.de> wrote:
> 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
I run F12 on hardware that is older than yours. During the heavy
development cycle on the nouveau driver some time ago, I had some
issues. Nouveau was changing rapidly and rather than open BZs on a
moving target, I just switched to the nv driver. It works a treat for
my old hardware. I don't run any 3d, it seems to work OK for
It's unlikely that any changes made to current drivers are going to
enhance my experience on my old hardware, and I don't feel like dealing
with peripheral hassles so I haven't tried the nouveau driver since.
I used system-config-display to create an xorg.conf that I put
in /etc/X, X11?. I just made the driver in it nv. Haven't had an
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