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Date:      Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:15:03 -0500
From:      "Conrad J. Sabatier" <conrads@cox.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Subject:   Re: System lockups in X with nVidia GeForce 7600 GS (G73) and Gtk+
Message-ID:  <20110816141503.16603a52@serene.no-ip.org>
In-Reply-To: <20110814054942.5e08fb77.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Sun, 14 Aug 2011 05:49:42 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:

> Meanwhile, I got the "nvidia" driver compiled, installed
> and running. Tests like
> 
> 	% xlock -nolock -mode lament
> 
> or
> 
> 	% xlock -nolock -mode fire
> 
> show the FPS rate I've expected (no comparison to the 3
> fps I got with "nv"). In "gears" there are > 5000 FPS,
> that's _magnitudes_ better than with "nv".

Yes, the driver performs quite admirably.  :-)  No more gnashing my
teeth in envy of others with true hardware-accelerated drivers.

> But my text font in Sylpheed as well as the one used in
> intclock is not a bit damaged (just chose a different one
> in Sylpheed so I can see what I'm currently typing).
> 
> The next thing I have to try is triggering the system
> freeze by using any Gtk+ application. :-)
> 
> I'd like to point out that the nvidia driver comes with
> nice documentation: /usr/local/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README
> contains lots of great stuff.

The html version is even nicer to work with:

file:///usr/local/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/html/index.html

-- 
Conrad J. Sabatier
conrads@cox.net



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