Fedora :: 13 With Geforce 8400GS - Graphics Performance
Jun 16, 2010
I just did (another) fresh install of FC13. On the last install I attempted to install the nvidia proprietary drivers (tried every guide I could find). When I installed the proprietary drivers, I could no longer boot. It would hang at the end tri-color progress bar. I could ALT+F2 to get to tty2, and deleting the xorg.conf file and init 5 would get me back to the Gnome login. I continued trying other methods, getting such results as a black screen with no way to access tty. I tried using the rescue function from the DVD, but this time I couldn't fix the problem by deleting xorg.conf and executing init 5.
After failing in everything I tried for the proprietary driver, I decided I'd give the new nouveau a shot. Every time I fresh install FC13, the graphics performance is TERRIBLE. Moving a window around or scrolling in Firefox is painfully choppy and borders on unusable. I tried 'yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental' but after rebooting the performance was still beyond crappy.
I can get proprietary drivers working in Debian Lenny without breaking a sweat, but I prefer Fedora as a whole by far.
A few days ago, I upgraded my system from the EOL 9.04 to 10.04LTS. This did go relatively well, though the upgrade process reported some "could not update" errors for the NVIDIA drivers and at the first boot it reported it had to start in low graphics mode. I noticed that I had manually installed drivers from NVIDIA's website before the upgrade, while afterwards the hardware drivers from the package manager had been enabled. I then disabled Ubuntu's drivers, and attempted to manually reinstall NVIDIA's own drivers.
This resulted in some errors related to the install script not being able to find some vdpau related stuff. Something interesting then occured. As root everything worked flawless, but as normal user I still ended up with errors resulting Ubuntu to continue in low graphics mode. So I enabled the package managers driver again. This seemed to solve all issues for the next 5 boots. Until this morning, I again get a black screen with only a blinking "_" on the screen for quite some time, after which (nice feature) Ubuntu proposes to continue in low graphics mode.
Here is a relevant part from my syslog: Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.075265] [TTM] Zone kernel: Available graphics memory: 1028724 kiB. Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.075275] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 256 MiB VRAM Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.097167] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: 512 MiB GART (aperture) Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.098283] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Allocating FIFO number 1 Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.102934] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: nouveau_channel_alloc: initialised FIFO 1 Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103515] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a DAC output Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103518] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a TMDS output Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103521] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: DCB encoder 1 unknown Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103522] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a DAC output Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103526] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a VGA connector Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.103577] [drm] nouveau 0000:04:00.0: Detected a DVI-I connector Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.858579] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel. Aug 10 08:17:53 linux kernel: [24.858583] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.401599] input: HDA Digital PCBeep as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/input/input5 Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632700] NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s). Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632704] NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as nouveau, rivafb, Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632705] NVRM: nvidiafb, or rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632706] NVRM: the NVIDIA device(s). Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632708] NVRM: Try unloading the conflicting kernel module (and/or Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632709] NVRM: reconfigure your kernel without the conflicting Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632710] NVRM: driver(s)), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632711] NVRM: again. Aug 10 08:17:54 linux kernel: [25.632713] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
I'm running Karmic on AMD64x2, and I have Compiz. I have been running fine, but when I run top, I see that compiz.real always takes up 100% of one of the cores of my CPU. this happens even when I change the visual effects to none in the appearance preferences. This problem starts as soon as I log in. My graphics card is an nvidia 8400gs, which is not that good, and I've installed my drivers using envy. Does anyone have any ideas about this problem?
I have the latest everything (kernel, nvidia drivers and kde) and there seems to be a problem in that if I click on the K menu, or grouped windows in the taskbar, or anything in the notification area which causes the computer to freeze for 7 - 12 seconds. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?
It's an AMD 64 dual core with a GeForce 210 pci-x graphics card. The issue happens either with out without compositing.
Recently I noticed there are on sale, from several manufacturers, some interesting and inexpensive laptops equipped with AMD's new Ontario C50 processor which for one thing seems to use little power (like the Atom), and the other and more interesting is the fact that it has the graphics embedded.
I am curious if someone here owns one of said laptops and can comment about the performance/compatibility of this Ontario chip, because some of these laptops are such good deals that I am seriously considering at least recommending them. Obviously if I purchase one of those I'd install Fedora on in. Two things puzzle me: is performance very far apart from that of a netbook, and second, how do the graphics perform? Do they use the Catalyst driver as well?
I just wiped my hp 6730b laptop after having done something that killed my previous fedora 14 install but now the graphics are all choppy. The previous install was a 12 to 14 upgrade that ran fine after only minor tinkering to straighten out some leftover stuff. The new one is a net-install of the 64bit version. But now X is all choppy and 2 processes seem to be using some cpu when X starts up: 'kondemand' and 'migration'. Eventually the screen will start to flicker but it'll keep running 'normally'. I am guessing that it is somehow related to the intel driver seeing how 3d (compiz) is not working either. So far all I changed is the default runlevel to 3 but it makes no difference if its in 5. I tried making a new config with X -config but then X does not start at all. system-config-display has been removed so I cant try fiddling with that either.
Hopefully all the required / useful info: (there is no xorg.conf) Kernel: Linux Laptop.xxx 184.108.40.206-83.fc14.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Feb 7 07:06:44 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Code: [root@Laptop ~]# lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) 00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03) 00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03) 00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03) 00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03) 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03) 00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03) 00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03) 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03) 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03) 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03) 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection 85:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02) 86:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW322/323 (rev 70)
I need someone to please point me in the right direction with this. I'm using a supposedly nice graphics card under Ubuntu 9.10, an Asus GeForce GTS 250 1GB Dark Knight, and I think I'm getting a poor performance out of it. I realized this when "backing up" some movies I have on DVD and took more than 30 min with k9copy for each DVD.
The CPU is a AMD Phenom II 955 X4 Quad Core 3.2Ghz Black Ed. 125W AM3. Which I think is powerful enough for not to be a bottleneck. Maybe there is nothing wrong with the graphics card and the bottleneck is somewhere else. I provably should benchmark my system to find out if I'm not taking advantage of my hardware. I've seen phoronix has a test suite. Any other recommendations?
Today I received as a gift a 5 years old Gateway 500X CPU which is apparently dead due to a faulty motherboard (I still have to troubleshoot it, of course).
Even in the cause I can fix it, odds are I'll prefer to make the aforementioned CPU a donor for my other machines, instead of resurrecting an old Pentium 4 (no HT) system.
Being this the case I checked the parts for possible transplants:
512MB DDR PC2700 memory module (useful right off the shelf for my main desktop system). 120GB Maxtor IDE hard drive (also useful, assuming it is in working order). 128MB AGP8X NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440 graphics card.
On this last part (the graphics card) I have my doubts as of where to use it. My main desktop system already has an NVIDIA card: FX5200, 128MB, which is newer. The thing is that I've been doing some homework comparing both the MX440 and the FX5200 and get mixed opinions: for one thing the FX5200 is the latest of the two with some advantages like support for a later DirectX (which for Linux is pointless) and other things, but the FX5200 is also reported to be technically inferior to the MX440.
In your opinion/experience which card is a better performer? Should I expect a performance gain if I were to replace the FX5200 with the MX440?
I did not find my graphics card in the HCL/Nvidia video cards thread. I looked in YaST for drivers & found none. My desktop pc freezes after the system loads so I cannot use my system. I understand about the level '3' boot option for tty input. How would I download/run the nvidia installer from tty?
I attempted to install restricted drivers using jockey-gtk, was told to reboot and drivers would take effect. Rebooted and got no graphics, after some finagling I was able to delete xorg.conf and I now have horrific looking graphics. Defaulted to current version or 195 (which is also the only option I see in the jockey tool, however in synaptic/apt I see I can install other versions.
I've been trying a bunch of different solutions to getthis fixed. Let me give you the details: I'm currently on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I have a Geforce FX 5200 graphics card and I have the nvidia proprietary drivers installed (version 96, I tried 173 as well but there's doesn't seem to be a difference).
My monitors native resolution is 1680x1050 but since my graphics card cannot handle that resolution I use 1280x1024. I've had this resolution working before on Ubuntu as well as Windows with the same graphics card. My problem is that in nvidia-control, the list of resolutions does not include 1280x1024, and the closest to that is 1280x900 which is not supported by my monitor. So the only tolerable resolution I can get is 1024x768.. if you've used this resolution then you know that it is not tolerable for long. So I tried to force the resolution by using xorg.conf.. Here it is:
For some reason this isn't forcing 1280x1024.. I'm still in 1024x768 and it still doesn't list it in nvidia-control.. What's weird is that on the previous release (Jaunty or Hardy) this xorg.conf worked fined and got me my 1280x1024.
After installing "nvidia-driver" and "nvidia-kernel" through "sbopkg" I ran "glxinfo | grep -i nvidia" as user (not root) Shows: "Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". GLUT: Fatal Error in glxinfo: OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display: :0.0" I'm really sure that there is a problem with this or error instead. Or is there any other way of installing nvidia..? "uname -a" "Linux purple 220.127.116.11 #2 SMP Mon Aug 17 11:58:18 CDT 2009 x86_64 Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux"
Linux is not user-friendly. It _is_ user-friendly. It is not ignorant-friendly and idiot-friendly.
Sick and tired of sluggish performance using the onboard X1200 graphics so I just ordered a cheap GeForce 8400 with 256MB DDR2 memory. If I simply disable the on board graphics then plug the GeForce card in, will I have to re-install Ubuntu or will the system be clever enough to detect and configure the card for me?
I have a problem with a new GeForce 8600GT graphics card. I just installed the card into my Dell Optiplex 745. When I boot the PC I have no image until the Ubuntu logon box comes up. No bios info, no boot menu, no grub menu, nothing until the Ubuntu login. Once I get to the logon prompt everything seems fine except when I use CTRL+ALT+F1 to get to a console. Then I get nothing but a blank screen. When I press CTRL+ALT+F7 my desktop loads fine and all is OK again. I had a problem trying to get the nVidia drivers installed because I didn't have a usable console. I had to use SSH to install the drivers. I'm using this card with an HP 1755 flat panel that's about 5 years old and a Dell Optiplex 745 with Intel Dual-Core CPU.
I already posted this message on another thread but I'd like to start a new thread with it now, and add a few more details. My son and I are having trouble getting the graphics card to work properly in his computer. The resolution is good, but the graphics card is not fully functioning. He works on animation and graphics of several kinds, and the graphics programs cannot run without a fully functioning graphics card.
The computer will not run Blender and other graphics programs. Nor will it even allow for the "normal" "Visual Effects" in the "Appearance Preferences." (It comes up with the error: "Desktop effects could not be enabled," after it tries to find the driver.) The system is:
We know the graphics card works because it works in Windows. (We set up the computer to boot off of either of two hard drives -- either in Windows XP or Ubuntu 9.10, karmic.) Neither my son nor I understand much of the terminology on your forums, although I have been using Ubuntu for some years and have read quite a bit. (I also have the "Beginning Ubuntu Linux" book.) I love Ubuntu, but sometimes I just cannot figure out how to get some things running. We have tried many different ways of installing the drivers and setting up the xorg.conf file. We have followed the instructions on this and other threads. We also installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-64-190.53-pkg2.run, as well as 173 and 185. The screen will only work at a proper resolution when we set the "Driver" to "nv" in the xorg.conf file. The screen goes completely blank and dead if we set the "Driver" to "nvidia." Then we need to reboot in safe mode and edit the xorg.conf file with VIM.
So I've searched across these forums and haven't quite found the same problem I'm having. For the record, I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 So I built my new box, and my video card is a Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce 9600GT (GIGABYTE GV-N96TZL-1GI). I go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers to install the drivers so I can use those fancy 3D effects. It tells me I need to restart, so I do.
When it comes up though, I get an error message about running in low graphics mode, the top 5th of my screen is blacked out, and the screen has been shifted so that the left boundary is in the middle, and the right boundary goes off the screen and back to the left side. It goes back to working fine (but without the fancy 3D effects) when I remove the drivers. Both drivers in the hardware drivers (185 and 173) have this problem. I'd post log files and such, but I'm at work right now.
I was using centos for my business applications and now I am trying to work only with opensuse and install my other oprerating systems in it. I was always using vmware , but I decided to try another virtualization technologies other than vmware for testing , I searched the internet and found many other like virtualbox , kvm , xen. I concluded from my search that xen and kvm will be the faster type , I decided to test them, I choose xen, it is better than kvm. I installed opensuse 11.4 and installed xen hypervisor deployed two VMs windows xp and centos 4.8 , they are runing quite good but I have some questions:
1 : Isn't there anyway to improve graphics performance in xen guest , or change the video card memory or type ? 2 : Isn't there any way to copy and paste between the host and guest ? 3 : Isn't there any free application like vmware tools or virtualbox guest tools for xen ? 4 : I use these VMs to install some applications for my geophysics work which requires good graphic performance in the vm , also I don't them to be sluggish sometimes , which is better for that vmware or xen ?
I have an 11.2 laptop and thought it was time to upgrade to 11.4. I downloaded the 11.4 X86-64 live cd and thought that I would check how it ran on my 11.3 desktop. This is a core i5 760 with an Nvidia GT240 graphics card and 4GB of DDR3 ram. The 11.4 live system shows the nouveau driver. The graphics performance is terrible. In particular windows are very very slow to resize and often don't resize properly. There are also some artifacts in some graphics. I eventually downloaded Flash which did seem to work moderately well, especially in full screen mode. The screen resolution is 1920x1080. I have never seen a windowing system work so slowly
While I always use the Nvidia proprietary driver, I don't know how I can test it via a live CD. The Nvidia driver in the repository is the 270 version and I think that I have seen reports of severe problems with the 270 version so that needs to be tested too. I always install the nvidia driver the really easy way via yast
Has anyone any idea why the KDE Live graphics are so slow? I will not go anywhere near 11.4 unless the graphics system is very much faster. Is there any way to test the nvidia proprietary graphics driver without installing 11.4?
If I wanted to step away from the non-free world and constant battles between nvidia and amd, where would I go? I am considering updating my graphics card and would prefer to make the use of open source drivers and not bother with the proprietary ones but I still want a card that's going to be reliable and give good 3d performance to run unity and some 3d games.
I have an ATI RADEON 7000 (taken from lspci) 64 MB graphics card. My computer has a 700 MHz Celeron CPU and 650 MB RAM with Ubuntu 10.04. Anything graphical is slow. I cannot even play basic games like SuperTux. I think it is a graphics driver problem. Will this card ever work well with Linux, what do I need to do?
I have installed several different distro's over the last coupled of weeks and have finally as intended come back to 11.4. Last time I installed it my pc was fitted with an older nvidia card and I installed a newer 200 series and got it to work with X11 using the nvidia driver. This time I did the install with the new card in and things haven't gone the same way. I have finished up with the os drivers on my system, nouveau and "swrast (No 3D Acceleration) (7.10)". Performance wise it's way way behind the nvidia driver.
Glxgears for instance runs at under 1/2 the speed even at a lower resolution. I suppose I could still configure to suite my monitor but given that difference in performance would you? I have done what I can easily do with repositories but no signs of nvidia drivers. I can download one as I did last time but from what I have read previously the above drivers may mean that I have to recompile the kernel. A simpler solution might be to re install with my old card in. Can't say I'm too keen on either option. Some distro or the other had a driver helper and installed the nvidia one perfectly.
I am running kubuntu 9.10 on a dell inspiron 14 with an intel GM45 graphics card. When I run 3d games like Nexuiz, openarena and tremulous I get really random performance. Sometimes things are totally playable with somewhere between 50-80 fps and other times I get maybe 4 fps and everything takes forever to load. These effects persists between logouts, X restarts and reboots! I get no errors when I run things in console either.I never really play games much but when something doesn't work...
i have an ati radeon x1550 (pretty old, i know) graphics card which worked perfectly under windows 7. i recently read that ati appears to have dropped support for this card installed on recent ubuntu distributions (i'm using ubuntu 10.10 + kde 4.6.1) the thing is, when i'm watching something on videos or playing a movie through vlc, the image looks jittery (random horizontal lines that break the image, it's pretty subtle but it's there...) i'm new to ubuntu (switched from windows 7 a couple of months ago) and what i'm looking for is one of two:
-either a solution to my drivers problem so i can use this card with full 2d and 3d support (like i used to in windows) or, a recommendation of which graphic card i should switch to (my motherboard has a 'pci express x16' slot). i've searched countless forums and sites but i can't reach a final conclusion: am i supposed to have good 2d and 3d acceleration with this card (with the right drivers installed)?
if the answer is 'no', then i'd like to know what i should buy. for what i've read, apparently i should stay away from ati and intel and look for nvidia. i'm not a gamer so i really don't need an incredible 3d acceleration (although some would be nice, just in case) what i really need is for my system to be snappy (i work with my computer) and most of all good support for multimedia apps (i would like to be able to use xbmc smoothly for instance) i'd like to know which is the cheapest graphics card that i can get that will meet my needs (the ones i just listed above)
I installed libvdpau and then I installed the nvidia vdpau software. I was following some steps from another post. When I run XBMC and hit 'O' I can see that the gcpu is still not doing any work (0 - 6%), the two computer cpus are doing all the work. They run at 30%'ish on 720p content and that renders smooth. No prob there. However, the cpus jump up to 50%+ (both cpus) on 1080p content and they can't keep the frame rate steady. It jumps around significantly so of course the movie stutters. No, the network is not the issue. Its completely wired gigabit end to end. Plus I'm running the video from the local hard drive and it doesn't change.
So... the solution is to get VDPAU working and so far I haven't found the right instructions.