On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 05:20:44PM +0200, Uwe Laverenz wrote: > Hi, > > I have a strange problem with the NVidia drivers on my machines: when I start > a glx-application (glxgears, quake2...) the performance is normal. If I > make another attempt a few minutes later, the performance is ridiculous slow. > > Example: > > glxgears, 1st run: 6400 FPS > glxgears, 2nd run: 17 FPS > > FreeBSD-versions: 5.2.1-p9 and 4.10-STABLE > Nvidia-cards: GF4-Ti/4200 > Boards: Asus A7V-600 (Athlon XP)
Same problem here on FreeBSD 5.2 (recent -current), I have the same nvidia card with an Asus A7M-266 board (AMD chipset). I haven't observed it on 4.10 (yet?). > If have tried several combinations of AGP-Support (FreeBSD vs. NVidia), > nvidia-sysctls, XF86Configs ... without success. > > The next strange thing: if I wait several minutes, the performance > is normal again, but only for 1 attempt, the next one ist slow again. This > makes playing Quake2 impossible, because connecting a server includes a > "vid_restart" (-> sloooow). Yes, looks familiar. I'm playing UT2004 and often it starts very slowly. A workaround that sometimes works for me: I switch to console (ctrl-alt-F1), and wait until I hear from the sound that the main menu is displayed. Switching back and voila, it's back to normal. At least, most of the time :-P. (Usually, doing this sort of things is asking for trouble.) > I guess that something gets "locked" somehow. The next thing I want to > try is an older 4.x version. > > Could this be a problem with the VIA KT600 chipset? Does anybody > else experience this problem or am I the only lamer playing Quake on > FreeBSD? ;) You're not the only one... different chipset, different game but looks like the same problem. Karel. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"