F12 Moblin RC3
jwendel10 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 9 00:07:38 UTC 2009
On 11/08/2009 03:59 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 11:45 PM, john wendel<jwendel10 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Just tried the live CD on an old P4 / Nvidia graphics box.
>> The Good: Everything worked, it even got the lcd resolution right. I really
>> liked the interface.
>> The Bad: A program called "mutter" was using 100% of a CPU (and I only have
>> one). Made the system very very sluggish.
> mutter is the window manager. The reason it would be using so much CPU
> is because the openGL is being done in software and isn't hardware
> accelerated. I know this is slowly improving but until we get HW
> opengl in the driver unfortunately there's not much we can do as the
> Moblin and gnome-shell interfaces both use mutter which uses clutter
> for all the nice effects.
> Out of interest what is the nvidia card?
> Thanks for the report.
It's a geforce 7300 gs - I usually use the "evil" driver. When the
final is released, I'll do a real install and swap in the nvidia driver.
Tomorrow, I'll try RC3 on an older laptop with Intel graphics.
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