[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 8.0-RC-x64 speed issues with nvidia.
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Mon Feb 1 15:31:29 PST 2010
>Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 08:25:22 -0500
>From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com>
>Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 8.0-RC-x64 Speed Issues
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>On 01/31/2010 16:52, Ian Robinson wrote:
>> PCBSD 8.0-RC-x64 -- Speed issues:
>> On 1/31/10 in Testing Digest, Vol 36, Issue 69, I mentioned screen
>> lag, web page loading delays, and screen corruption.
>> I am running PCBSD 8.0-RC-x64 in the Live Mode off a USB stick. It
>> runs faster than the installation to the hard disk. I don't have any
>> screen corruption.
>> The hard disk installation uses NVidia's 64 bit binary driver. The
>> Live Version has used "nv".
>> I wonder wonder if that NVidia 64-bit binary driver is having a
>> conflict with something in the 8.0-RC?
>That sounds feasible, you can test this easily by switching from the
>"nvidia" driver to "nv" on your installed system, does that make a huge
>FWIW, I'm using nvidia-64bit here, and it works fine on my 9800GT + duel
>head, no corruption that I can see. Do you have 3d effects turned off BTW?
> Kris Moore
Still using the nvidia driver. I'm not sure what you meant by turning off
3d effects -- I'm not running Compiz.
I eliminated most of the Desktop Effects, but it makes a really huge
difference to turn off compositing.
Initially, I tried to turn off compositing but suffered several crashes in
the Desktop module (System Settings > Desktop) each time I tried.
Eventually I got it turned off. Turning off compositing results in
Immediate speed increases, no menu or screen contamination, and no lag in
programs like Gwenview, Firefox, or Opera.
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