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Shell and Zeitgeist: the future of GNOME?

Shell and Zeitgeist: the future of GNOME?

Posted Apr 25, 2009 2:03 UTC (Sat) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
In reply to: Shell and Zeitgeist: the future of GNOME? by ikm
Parent article: Shell and Zeitgeist: the future of GNOME?

Have you tried the latest Nvidia drivers? With 180.29 and up, I have had no problems with KDE4 (I have a GeForce 8600M GS).


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Shell and Zeitgeist: the future of GNOME?

Posted Apr 25, 2009 9:32 UTC (Sat) by ikm (subscriber, #493) [Link]

That's what I use right now. Somehow I've got the feeling that my notebook's GeForce7400 is better with compiz than my desktop 7800GT.

Point is, compiz and friends are quite demanding, be it year 2009 or not.

Shell and Zeitgeist: the future of GNOME?

Posted Apr 30, 2009 7:33 UTC (Thu) by tajyrink (subscriber, #2750) [Link]

They are not demanding, NVIDIA just sucks. To say it in short. Even Intel graphics with maybe 1/10th of processing power and bandwidth of your 7800GT works pretty fluently compiz.

By the time these applications are ready, either a) NVIDIA fixes their drivers (very probable, but specific card owners might be left in the cold), b) Nouveau will come to the rescue from binary blobs c) change to FLOSS-friendly manufacturer (AMD, Intel, maybe Via soon).

Shell and Zeitgeist: the future of GNOME?

Posted Apr 30, 2009 8:25 UTC (Thu) by ikm (subscriber, #493) [Link]

Actually, my experience with Intel was a bit worse than with Nvidia. Anyways, drivers or whatnot - my main point is that right now Linux desktop isn't at the place where it can just silently enable Compiz and suppose everything would work nicely. The "try another card" approach doesn't pass muster here.


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