Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: is linux always this slow, or do i need to tweak?
- --- i8200linux <i8200linux@...> wrote:
> Thanks for the responses thus far (I'm still open toAs someone else already mentioned, the stock 'nv'
> from others' experiences too, of course). I now have
> a couple things
> to try. By some of the responses it sounds as if I
> just may have
> picked the wrong program to "test" at 11:30 last
> night. Maybe I
> should have compared the Freecell program... ;)
> Hopefully I'll get
> a chance to play around with it a little more
> tonight, and maybe
> make a couple of the suggested changes to see how
> things go.
> --- adam@t... wrote:
> > You probably didn't need to install *everything*
> as the
> > more bits and pieces running in the background
> will slow
> > the machine a little
> I realize that *everything* was a bit much to
> install (6 CDs
> worth?), but as a new linux user I was curious to
> check out all the
> different packages available to me... see which ones
> I like better
> (KDE vs. GNOME, etc.), then uninstall what I don't
> need/want (you
> CAN uninstall, can't you?).
> Nobody addressed the nVidia driver issue. Is that
> something I need
> to investigate with FC1?
driver with X should work fine for most things. It's
just a 2-D driver, though, so don't expect to get any
GLX performance from your card (if you're not into
gaming, though, this shouldn't even be an issue). I'm
using a 2-year-old nVidia driver, since they were so
/very/ thoughtful when they decided to stop making it
easy to build and install drivers... which sucks,
because I can't get X to start properly with my shiney
new GeForce FX card. Curse you, nVidia!
Encumbered forever by desire and ambition,
There's a hunger still unsatisfied.
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon,
Though down that road we've been so many times...
- Pink Floyd, "High Hopes"
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