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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: KDE-4.1 apps render slowly
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 11:58:37
Message-Id: g7k0oe$52o$
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] KDE-4.1 apps render slowly by Alan McKinnon
1 Alan McKinnon wrote:
2 > New laptop with nVidia GeForce 8600. Arch ~amd64, emerged kde-meta-4.1, but it
3 > renders exceptionally slowly on the screen when scrolling. The effect is as if
4 > something is keeping the system very busy while input actions occur
6 Volker already mentioned the driver problem. If you wonder *why* the
7 drivers are broken:
9 GeForce 8xxx and 9xxx series almost completely lack 2D acceleration
10 hardware. The 3D engine of the hardware must be used to render 2D stuff
11 (including video). NVidia has not really implemented this for their
12 Linux drivers yet. Right now, GeForce 5, 6 and 7 series is much faster
13 with 2D on linux than GeForce 8 and 9.


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: KDE-4.1 apps render slowly Filipe Sousa <natros@×××××.com>