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Re: [SLE] Xgl on legacy nvidia cards
  • From: "Orn E. Hansen" <orn_hansen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 20:51:26 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605222051.27030.orn_hansen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Þann Mánudagurinn 22 maí 2006 18:18 skrifaði James Watkins:
> 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.
DIdn't nVidia stop support for TNT2 based cards, some time ago?

> Thanks for any pointers,
> James.
> PS - I'm using opensuse 10.1

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