[Ardour-Users] ardour 4 // slow graphical interface

jk at jasonkahn.net jk at jasonkahn.net
Fri Apr 24 14:41:54 PDT 2015

hi neil

thanks for your reply.

from what i've read on gamer forums, nearly all 
the linux users with nvidia graphic cards use the 
proprietary drivers. i also read some benchmark 
tests of the nouveau vs. proprietary drivers and 
it seems nvidia's drivers are more efficient in 
most useage.

so, i guess you are right: i should throw an old 
hard disc in the machine and do a test install 
with the proprietary drivers -- kinda puts a crimp 
in my workflow right about now, with lots of stuff 
i needed to get mixed.


On 04/24/2015 11:36 PM, Neil wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 4:15 PM, <jk at jasonkahn.net
> <mailto:jk at jasonkahn.net>> wrote:
>     nvidia driver as a substitute for the nouveau
>     driver, but i'm not sure if this will make a
>     difference and am a bit hesitant to try as
>     everything else on my system is -- and has
>     been for years -- working fine. so, i'm in a
>     bit of a quandry.
> I'm afraid you are right to be cautious.  You
> might want to install Jesse and the driver in
> question on some other disk capable of booting the
> same computer.  I can't think of another way to
> test that doesn't risk breaking your ability to
> start X.
> I went a few rounds with similar problems on my
> laptop's AMD/ATI video card.  I decided to live
> with the slow redraws because transparency and
> everything else works.  I keep hoping someday I'll
> install a batch of random updates and suddenly my
> meters will look all smooth and natural.
> Neil
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