Patterned slow-down over the entire GNOME desktop

Arjan van de Ven arjan at
Mon Jan 2 18:53:40 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-02 at 11:28 -0500, Ivan Gyurdiev wrote:
> > I have no idea - I don't normally mess with xorg.conf at all (or use 
> > the nv driver). I would expect kudzu (or something) to do more work to 
> > detect what kind of monitor I have - at least get the 
> > frequency/resolutions right.
> I see no FlatPanel option - the options are the one that the nvidia 
> driver uses, since the program that switches them doesn't change the 
> options. Interesting things in xorg include: RENDER = yes, glx = on, dri 
> = on
> I'm not sure why you're suspicious of the graphics driver, however...

because it has a kernel component, and some things in the kernel got
slower due to a few debug option... especially for places that do "dumb"
things (see davej's blog for a few such places in the kernel source ;)
The nv driver has no kernel portion, so wouldn't suffer from the same

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