OpenSUSE Hardware :: 11.4 - Difference In Graphics Card Performance
Apr 22, 2011
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.
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 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 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?
I am currently using the 32 bit version of Ubuntu on my 64 bit laptop. My question is, does using a 32 bit version on said hardware reduce its performance (i.e will battery life be reduced, system be under more load, etc.)?
I am currently running Ubuntu 1004 but I have the OS installed on a USB 2.0 hard drive because my normal hard drive caved. However I am having problems because there is a SEVERE lag on my system. So my question is if I buy like a 16 GB USB 2.0 and use that instead of my 4GB one will it make a performance difference? My laptop is the Dell Latitude D600(1GB RAM, 1.6 Ghz Processor, ATI Mobility Radeon 9000) and I AM NOT in the market for a new laptop or a new hard drive. Edit: What about buying an external hard drive and using that instead of USB's?
Now, I'm ready to run my program, and my code is based on 32bit version. So I run the program on Ubuntu 9.10 32bit. And I got running time for 48s. But that's a bit slower than I expected; the program has bunch of File I/O processing but the result(48s) just doesn't make sense compared to given initial data set. So I just run the same program and same initial data set on Ubuntu 9.10 64bit ver. Then, bang!! it took 1.4s to finish the job.
Do you have any thoughts what kind of fact might make this significant difference? The differences b/w those two OS are "32 vs 64" and 32bit version has Java SDK, Eclipse, Apache2, Mysql, PHP, CGI, and python. We-server service is running but because I'm not really running web server. Did the result come from these background programs?
-- I tested it on the both OS in the same situation as possible as I can. (reboot->test)
-- BTW 64bit one doesn't have those programs. I just installed on my external hard drive, so it's literary PURE one. (32bit one also in the same HDD)
I have a 64-bit computer but 64-bit distros have been giving me huge problems when using 32 bit apps or trying to install 32-bit libraries, so I think I'm going to just switch to 32 bit. Will I notice much of a hit in performance? This computer is mostly used for web and games, nothing particularly cpu-intensive (no graphics rendering, etc)
I have a system with two nVidia graphics cards, with monitors connected to each graphics card. I used nvidia-settings to setup a X server for each graphics card. Rebooted with saved xorg.conf file. I do see all monitors displaying their correct image. I am using Gnome 2 supplied with 11.3. The problem is: how do I start applications on the 2nd X server? If I use the application launcher on 2nd X server, the applications appear on the monitors of the 1st X server. I am also unable to move applications windows from one X server to the other.
I have installed Opensuse 11.3 in my Dell Studio 1735 laptop successfully. With your help I succeeded in solve my wireless issue, but unfortunately it seems that I am having other issues.Frankly I am not perfectly sure that my graphics card is acting strangely, what I have noticed using Window Vista ( I have both in my laptop Vista and Linux but in two separately hard disk), the graphic level is superior (definition color, graphic effects and so on).Conversely, when I am using Opesuse, it seems that the graphic card is like powered down. So I am thinking that there is no hardware or firmware problem, but maybe drivers are not so uptodate.
Before getting back to you, I tried to solve the problem by myself: I tried to use every tool the KDE gave to me, but I did not find any parameter to change or error indication.
i am a fresh and new user to linux who started to use suse11.i am having ati graphics card for my product but don't how to install it.i downloaded the driver from my vendor's website.i double clicked the driver but it is not installed like windows.please tell me how to install it.
I have a lenovo y560 with opensuse 11.4 installed on it. My graphics card gets really hot in opensuse, so I am trying to shut it down permanently as I dont need it. I added radeon.modeset=0 to grub and even though the module is not getting loaded, the graphics card is still powered on. This is my lspci
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : ATI Technologies Inc Madison [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series] [1002:68c0] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Is there any way to power it off?
I was looking to get glx to work with direct rendering. So i installed the nvidia drivers from the openSuSe Sight. I installed because /var/log/Xorg.O.log Said that the Nvidia card was not loaded. Long story short looks like the card is loaded but X windows... I guess GLX is not running and neither is Opengl. I still have output to the monitor. here is
I have unfortunately found myself unable to properly boot up openSUSE because I decided to buy the Acer Aspire with the i5 Processor.
I have the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card, and unfortunately from all my searching online and on openSUSE, I have been unable to find a driver for this that works for linux, and in addition I don't know how to install a driver outside of a GUI.
My openSUSE boots up to the boot choosing screen (regular openSUSE or failsafe), and then that nice list of functions being done is displayed, but as soon as the daemon has started, suddenly my screen goes blank and I am unable to do anything about it. Beyond this point, my OS loses all functionability, and while I can hear it computing, I am unable to actually tell WHAT it is computing. get a driver for this and to install this driver and get this GUI running, that would be great.
I have a z9 volari Graphics card that opensuse 1.2 is recognising but the xgi driver is not present. I get the following when I startx:
auth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.4650
X.Org X Server 1.6.5 Release Date: 2009-10-11 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
Perhaps my last post about this was too long and hence why nobody responded. So i will try and keep it simple and let the experts advise me.
I have tried installing an rpm that I got from rpm search. Namely xorg-x11-driver-video-xgi-1.5.0-6.1.i586 which seemed to install but when I did a query it said it was not installed, but when I tried to do an install again it said it was already installed ??
There is also a file called xserver-xorg-video-sis_0.9.3.orig.tar.gz which i got from this site. I have not managed to extract it properly yet but will look into that myself. It appears to have in it a makefile, so I presume it is source files and I could really do with some help in that.
I've a big question about openSUSE 11.3 x86-64 graphics card driver. How do I successfully install proprietary graphics card driver on openSUSE 11.3? My graphics card is NVIDIA GTS 250, and Compiz is working on my PC. But it's using "Nouveau" driver, now I want to install NVIDIA proprietary GTS 250 driver. I did gooogle many ways, and tried them for install driver many times many hours. I still can't successfully install it, including "blacklist nouveau", "rdblacklist=nouveau", "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.36.run -k $(uname -r)"
There are 3 channel DDR-3 RAM kits available on market.Would its performance be better than dual channel RAM kit, apart from RAM capacity? I'm planning to build a new box testing server consolidation on virtualizaion running Xen/Vserver/OpenVZ as software. All servers running 64bit Linux OS. My new planning is to get 2 sets DDR-3 1333/1600 4Gx2 kit. I may consider 3 channel kit dropping the total RAM capacity to 6G if it has better performance. Besides can mobo support dual channel RAM also allowing 3 channel RAM to work on it without sacrifying performance?
I just got a new graphics card (all specs below) and when I start up the computer, it loads the BIOS, then says it's loading grub 2, then says, "Initializing gfx code..." and hangs there forever. How can I diagnose this and find out if the card will work with my computer and opensuse 11.1?
I would like to know if I will be able to work on my laptop with 11.4 , someone knows if something changed with hang/freeze issues? Currently I have installed 11.1 but since repositories were removed no updates or new software for me so I'm considering installing something new.
I belive there is a problem with my graphics card, because when I start a VMware vm with accellerated graphics, i get this message: Code: Cannot open file "/home/joe/.vmware/dndlogs/ * dndlog.conf": No such file or directory. 3D graphics acceleration will be disabled. This computer does not have a 3D graphics system supported by VMware Workstation. My laptop model is the ASUS U52F-BBL9 btw.
I have a Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 motherboard with integrated graphics that shows up on lspci as an ATI Radeon 2100. I also bought a PCI-Express Nvidia graphics card so I could use the VDPAU feature on Linux (plays H.264 in hardware). The BIOS has three settings about which display to initialize first:
I cannot get anything, not even a splash screen or POST messages, to emerge from the PCI-Express graphics card. (I'm using a DVI connector; the card also has an HDMI output.)I cannot get the kernel lspci to see the graphics card; the only VGA controller it acknowledges is the integrated one.Running dmidecode acknowledges the existence of an x16 PCI Express slot, and it says
Current usage: Unknown
There is an additional BIOS setting called "Internal Graphics Mode" which is normally set to "Auto" which means it is supposed to prefer a PCI Express VGA card. I set it to "Disabled" which now means I'm getting no output at all. I will soon be learning how to do a BIOS reset!
Other information: The PCI-E card is a MSI N210-MD512H GeForce 210. This is a fanless card. Although there are no fans to see turning, the heat sink on the PCI-E card is definitely getting hot, so the card is getting some sort of power.It gets all its power from the PCI-E slot; there is no external power connector.The BIOS is an AMI Award BIOS.how can I make the PCI Express graphics card visible to Ubuntu?
I was trying to get the package ready to install my Graphics card to the new update. This is the problem that I am having.
Code: Problem: nothing provides kernel-devel = 2.6.35-21 needed by kernel-syms-2.6.35-21.1.x86_64 Solution 1: do not install kernel-syms-2.6.35-21.1.x86_64 Solution 2: break kernel-syms by ignoring some of its dependencies Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): c Now the vanilla kernel is 2.6.35-21 were as the "default" opensuse one is 2.6.35-20. I have googled and told opensuse download search engine to look for the 2.6.35-20. I cannot find it at all.
If I upgraded to the vanilla kernel without the opensuse patches would it make my machine unstable? Or can I tell it to break some of the dependencies?
I have a cheapo Nvidea motherboard and an ATI 5700 graphics card. I wanted to know if there is a simple way to ensure that OS11.3 is using the ATI graphics card and radeonhd drivers instead of the Nvidea hareware+drivers. Is it necessary to blacklist the Nvidea drivers? Is there a simple YAST fix?
I'm running openSUSE 11.4 with GNOME. I have an EVGA nvidia GTX 285 installed, which is equipped with a variable speed fan. I'm running the nvidia driver package which includes the nvidia X Server Settings utility. The utility allows me to view the fan speed as a percentage of its maximum speed but does not allow adjustment. It appears that the speed remains at the card default of 40% regardless of GPU or card temp. When running certain graphic-intensive applications my card runs quite hot (sometimes >70 degrees C). Although this isn't hot enough to burn the card up in the short term, it is certainly hot enough to shorten my video card's lifespan.
So, the question is how do I set up my system so I can increase the fan speed to 50% or better yet, get it to increase as the GPU temp increases? The nvidia X Server Settings help indicates that fan speed is adjustable after enabling coolbits, but coolbits is not installed on my system and is not available from the default repositories. What is the easiest way to obtain, install and enable coolbits? I have no intention of overclocking my card. It was too expensive to risk damage to the card.
I recently installed SuSE 11.1 (64 bit) on my system
AMD Phenom II 940 3.0 Ghz;Biostar TA790GX 128M Motherboard with ATI Radeon HD 3300 Graphics card built in; 4 Gb (2*2 sticks) DDR2 800 MHz RAM
The installation went smoothly, But on first restart and login (and subsequent ones too!) I get a light purple screen with a skyblue box at top left corner, with xconsole written on it. when I Left click anywhere on the screen, I get a popdown with a number of options, of which only XTerm (bash shell) and exit (logout) options work. Now I know the HD 3300 graphics card drivers are not built into the SuSE 11.1 distribution, and I have already downloaded them (Linux ones)from ATI website. I login as Superuser, and type init 3 to go to a very basic screen,login as user, change to superuser again and then run the following file i downloaded from ATI:
The result/output at the command prompt:
Created directory fglrx-install.ubanI5 Verifying archive Integrity... All good. Uncompressing ATI proprietary linux driver-8.602... .....(lot of dots)... ati-driver-installer-9-4-x86.x86_64.run: line 295: ./ati-installer.sh: Permission denied Removing temporary directory: fglrx_install.ubanI5
Once again, i tried everything in superuser login.
Also I tried making changes via sax2 command, it doesnt seem to work. A window opens where I see that my graphics card has been detected but thats about it. nothing else in that option, everything is greyed out (nothing to be selected)