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Re: F12 Moblin RC3

On 11/08/2009 03:59 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 11:45 PM, john wendel<jwendel10 comcast net>  wrote:

Just tried the live CD on an old P4 / Nvidia graphics box.

The Good: Everything worked, it even got the lcd resolution right. I really
liked the interface.

The Bad: A program called "mutter" was using 100% of a CPU (and I only have
one). Made the system very very sluggish.

mutter is the window manager. The reason it would be using so much CPU
is because the openGL is being done in software and isn't hardware
accelerated. I know this is slowly improving but until we get HW
opengl in the driver unfortunately there's not much we can do as the
Moblin and gnome-shell interfaces both use mutter which uses clutter
for all the nice effects.

Out of interest what is the nvidia card?

Thanks for the report.


It's a geforce 7300 gs - I usually use the "evil" driver. When the final is released, I'll do a real install and swap in the nvidia driver. Tomorrow, I'll try RC3 on an older laptop with Intel graphics.



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