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    OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 460/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL version string: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 290.10
    OpenGL extensions:
    What does this mean?

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    Default Re: Smoothening desktop effects

    On Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:51:41 +0530, Martin Helm
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    > Am 02.02.2012 16:06, schrieb Forkjulle:
    >> I have enough RAM, a quadcore i7 and twi Nvidia GTX 460 cards. I'm
    >> pretty sure that I should not be experiencing sluggish and sticky screen
    >> animations.

    > Is your nvidia driver really up and running? Open a terminal and type
    >
    Code:
    > glxinfo | grep -i opengl
    >
    > and post the result here.
    >


    i thought the same, but wouldn't nvidia-settings complain if the nvidia
    driver wasn't active?

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    Maybe it's because I have a 2500x1500 screen? I've tried everything.

    Strangely, Ubuntu / Mint don't seem to give such noticeable jerkiness.

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    Default Re: Smoothening desktop effects

    On Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:06:03 +0530, Forkjulle
    <Forkjulle@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >> OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    >> OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 460/PCI/SSE2
    >> OpenGL version string: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 290.10
    >> OpenGL extensions:

    >
    > What does this mean?
    >
    >


    that your nvidia driver is, in fact, active.

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    Default Re: Smoothening desktop effects

    Am 02.02.2012 16:36, schrieb Forkjulle:
    >
    >> OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    >> OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 460/PCI/SSE2
    >> OpenGL version string: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 290.10
    >> OpenGL extensions:

    >
    > What does this mean?
    >
    >

    It means that you are using the proprietary nvidia driver, so that is
    ok. I do not have a GTX 460, but 4 machines here with nvidia (a GT 420,
    an ION, a 9600 GT and a Quadro 2000M) all running with the proprietary
    drivers and none has problems with the desktop effects or performance
    (the Quadro 200M is the only one which runs openSUSE 12.1 the others are
    not updated to 12.1 but also use the 290.10 driver).
    So I wonder what is so special in your environment.
    It seems in another thread from you I have seen you are using two nvidia
    cards at the same time, I am not familiar with such a configuration and
    can only suspect that this is somehow your problem and needs some
    special treatment.

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    Default Re: Smoothening desktop effects

    On Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:06:03 +0530, Forkjulle
    <Forkjulle@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >> OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    >> OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 460/PCI/SSE2
    >> OpenGL version string: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 290.10
    >> OpenGL extensions:

    >
    > What does this mean?
    >
    >


    some questions come to mind:

    * how many monitors do you have connected to your two nvidia cards? did
    you set them up via "separate X screen" or "twinview"?

    * how's your CPU load, particularly how much CPU cycles does Xorg consume?
    you can check that via ksysguard [ctrl+esc] or top.

    * how's performance in general? programs are responsive, or is there an
    unhealthy lag before things happen?

    * what's the output of "zypper ve", typed into a root terminal?

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    * how many monitors do you have connected to your two nvidia cards? did
    you set them up via "separate X screen" or "twinview"?
    I have one screen. A Dell UltraSharp 27" running at native 2500x1500.

    * how's your CPU load, particularly how much CPU cycles does Xorg consume?
    you can check that via ksysguard [ctrl+esc] or top.
    It all looks okay. In total, it's not very high. (In Ubuntu, memory didn't exceed 50% and processing didn't exceed 30% or so.)

    * how's performance in general? programs are responsive, or is there an
    unhealthy lag before things happen?
    Performance is fine. Don't notice any lag in operations. I use Gimp extensively and it works fine, even with large files.

    * what's the output of "zypper ve", typed into a root terminal?
    I get this:

    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...

    Dependencies of all installed packages are satisfied.

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    Default Re: Smoothening desktop effects

    On Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:36:03 +0530, Forkjulle
    <Forkjulle@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >> * how many monitors do you have connected to your two nvidia cards? did
    >> you set them up via "separate X screen" or "twinview"?

    >
    > I have one screen. A Dell UltraSharp 27" running at native 2500x1500.


    so what do you have two nvidia cards for??

    (the other results look ok to me.)

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    Default Re: Smoothening desktop effects

    Am 02.02.2012 16:54, schrieb Martin Helm:
    > It seems in another thread from you I have seen you are using two nvidia
    > cards at the same time

    Sorry it was in this thread I was just confused when I saw somewhat
    similar discussions going on.

    If I were you I would remove one of the nvidia cards for the moment just
    to find out if that has some effect on the behavior. I have no better
    idea to find out what the problem is.

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    Okay. I will try that and come back to you. Thanks, thus far, for the help.

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