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Fedora 18 Nvidia card running slow

asked 2013-06-27 20:35:39 -0500

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updated 2013-06-28 00:14:31 -0500

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Hello there,

I have installed Fedora 18 x64 fresh install. I have installed the Nvidia drivers using Easy Life. The thing that bugs me is the screen acts very weird. By weird, I mean this,

When I am scrolling through the browser - firefox or chrome - text on screen gets wavy. When I am moving windows around, window frame movement seems laggy.

I have been using Linux since Ubuntu 10.04 and I am pretty sure that is not normal. I have a 2gig 660ti graphic card and I should be able to move windows around smoothly.

Weirdly, at least to me, I have tried running an HD movie and it did not do any hiccups.

I am wondering how can I achieve better performance on my desktop. I might have done something wrong along the way and I will provide any information necessary. Just let me know what.

Thank you

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answered 2013-06-28 09:01:29 -0500

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I wanted to install akmod packages however during manual installation instructions I found on another site, it failed every time. When I did a system update, it updates kmod packages which must have been installed by default because that was right after a clean install .

I tried adding those repositories and such but it did not work. Easy Life seemed like it worked. I had a purple line on the very left and it was gone after easylife.

I did a fresh install and going to try it differently this time.

Thank you

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answered 2013-06-28 00:20:27 -0500

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If by "Nvidia drivers using Easylife" you mean the binary blob from Nvidia, I'm afraid we can't help you. The driver is not open source, and we have no idea how it works. You'll have to get in touch with Nvidia for this driver. If you use the nouveau open source driver and have issues with that, you'll need to file bugs since it's still under heavy development.

To install the binary nvidia non free drivers, we suggest setting up the rpmfusion repository and then installing the kmod-nvidia and/or akmod-nvidia packages.

I do not know what EasyLife does internally and generally advise against using third party helper software since you're not exactly aware of what it did and cannot provide information that could be required for troubleshooting issues.

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