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

David Taht d at teklibre.com
Sat Mar 14 00:09:57 PDT 2009

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John Emmas escribió:
> 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"

NV is the open source nvidia driver.

Nvidia is the closed source one. It is much better, usually. Try it.

If you are running on ubuntu or something like that you can usually tell
your package manager to install proprietary drivers.

Otherwise, see: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

> 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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