I'm a believer! (well, more than I was)

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Nov 23, 2010
11:54 PM EDT
I finally got a working Nouveau setup going.

3-D is... well, it's broken on my card. Not that it really matters to me; the only 3-D I do is getting a framerate from glxgears.

But the 2-D acceleration is phenomenal! Imagine the news side-scroller on the Yahoo! home page, running so slowly that the JavaScript driving it gets to render only one intermediate frame before the scroll completes. That's how bad it was.... until Nouveau. It now scrolls very smoothly for me, better than either the "nv" driver or the proprietary nVidia driver. Who'da thunk?

Nov 24, 2010
5:24 AM EDT
If scrolling of JS-websites is a problem, you might also try FF4.

I've got the same problem with nvidia-proprietary drivers / FF3.6 on Yahoo. FF4 solves the issue pretty well though.

Apart from that: Yes, Nouveau is becoming pretty good, though it depends a bit on which chip you have. Fedora 13 was the first to ship with a Nouveau driver that didn't almost dismantle my display.

Nov 24, 2010
7:32 AM EDT
Really? I wonder how it does with flash -- hulu to be precise. My Myth box doesn't need 3d. It needs rockin' 2D.

Nov 24, 2010
8:42 AM EDT
FF4 choked on either AdBlock Plus or NoScript, I forget which one. So it was immediately back to FF3 for me.

Nov 24, 2010
11:31 AM EDT
AdBlock plus runs fine, I don't use NoScript, so I think I know which of the two is the issue.

I'm not sure how Flash can benefit from faster video drivers though. In an ideal world, Flash would use hardware acceleration of some kind, but I don't even know if Flash is capable of using hw-accel on Linux?

Nov 24, 2010
7:55 PM EDT
> My Myth box


Love to talk to you about what hardware/software you're working with. I finally afforded myself a new box fast enough for a Myth system, and have been looking at capture cards, thinking about Haupage 1600 since it's listed as working.

The Radeon 2100 onboard aught to suffice, since it's otherwise rather over-built.

Send me a note, please.

Nov 24, 2010
8:33 PM EDT
Bob -

Heh. Mine is getting pretty long in the tooth. I'm itching to move on to something smaller, something that won't need any fans for anything.

That will have to wait until I'm working, though.

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