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Xgl on legacy nvidia cards
  • From: James Watkins <misterwatto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 17:18:01 +0100
  • Message-id: <4471E439.1020301@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi all,
Just for a laugh I thought I'd try and get Xgl/compiz going on my old Riva TNT2. After a lot of faffing about getting the nvidia driver patched, I managed to start Xgl. Shortly after logging in everything slows up to a near halt, however, there doesn't seem to be much CPU activity or excessive memory usage. Bear in mind that I hadn't started compiz at this point (in fact I couldn't get it going at all but that's another story) so I wasn't using any of the fancy effects. Essentially Xgl was struggling to do with hardware acceleration what Xorg was doing perfectly well before in software.
So, has anyone got an idea why I'm seeing this poor performance, or failing that, I'm sure there's someone who could clear up my misunderstanding of how Xgl actually works.

Thanks for any pointers,

James.

PS - I'm using opensuse 10.1

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