F12 Moblin RC3

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 00:12:49 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 12:07 AM, john wendel <jwendel10 at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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.
>> Cheers,
>> Peter
> 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.

The evil driver should work quite well I believe. So should the intel
one. The intel one on my atom eeePC thrashes the NV driver on my
relatively high end laptop with dual cores and 4gig of ram!


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