[F13, Nvidia] Nvidia drivers for Nvidia GF FX5200

stan 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
> Boris
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
everything else.
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
issue since.

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