[Ardour-Dev] SuperRapidScreenUpdates are neither rapid, nor super.

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 00:09:13 PDT 2009

The 'nv' driver is the open source driver for NVidia cards.  It does not
contain any 3D acceleration and has limited 2D if memory serves.  The binary
driver is what was being referred to before and will be called 'nvidia' and
likely needs to be installed before you can switch to it.  Check with your
distro for instructions on how to do this for your particular distro.


On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 3:06 AM, John Emmas <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

> After experimenting yesterday I discovered a couple of interesting things:-
> 1)  My "maxed-out cpu" problem appears to have crept in sometime around svn
> 3707.
> 2)  My laptop seems to be using NVidia drivers but ISN'T using hardware
> acceleration.
> I'm assuming the drivers are NVidia because typing  "less
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf|grep Driver"  gives me this, among the listed output::-
> Driver "nv"
> and I'm assuming "nv" is short for NVidia.  Typing  "glxinfo|grep direct\
> rendering"  produces this:-
> Direct rendering: No
> I'm working on the assumption that if it's an NVidia driver it's probably
> capable of supporting hardware acceleration.  Therefore maybe I just need
> to
> do something to enable it (e.g. add something to xorg.conf, or something
> like that).  Does anyone have any suggestions I could try?
> Thanks,
> John
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