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Re: Slow video[SOLVED]



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On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 18:50:42 -0400
Nick Lidakis <nlidakis@verizon.net> wrote:

> Frank McCormick wrote:
> 
> >   Thanks Brian, but I think I am gonna get myself an Nvidia-based
> > card :)
> 
> The NVIDIA card might not be any better. I have issues, with the 
> proprietary drivers, with slow scrolling using either a Quadro NVS 285 
> or a GTX 7800 on a 1600x1200 DVI panel. The open source driver is worse.
> 
> With Firefox 2 or 3, scrolling on sites like Slashdot 
> (e.g.,:http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/26/1729252 and this 
> site seems very sluggish as well: 
> http://shame.tuxfamily.org/repo/?cat=1) can be very slow and peg my CPU 
> to %100.


  Hummn.Tried both sites and they work well on my machine - the shame site
does tend to drive up the cpu needle.

> 
> Supposedly, it's a known problem. Check out this thread at the official 
> Nvidia Linux forums: 
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=114858
> 
> Borrowing a small laptop at work with Windows XP and an older Intel 
> integrated video card show no scrolling problems whatsoever. That 1000+ 
> Slashdot thread scrolls by super fast in FF 2 or 3.

  Woof. There's those  evil letters again.
> 
> If you still want to try the Nvidia card you can pick up a PCI-e or AGP 
> Quadro NVS (fanless and 15 watts max power consumption) on eBay for 
> about ten to twenty dollars. Make sure you get the right cable for it; 
> you need either the Y cable that has dual DVI or VGA.
> 
> Here's one card that is selling with either: 
> http://cgi.ebay.com/NVIDIA-Quadro-NVS-285-Dual-Display-PCI-E-x16-Video-Card_W0QQitemZ160260145616QQihZ006QQcategoryZ3762QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
> 

  Talk about service...a link to the card....I'll drop a bid on it and
we'll see what happens.

Thanks and cheers!



- -- 
Frank -- debian@videotron.ca
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