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Nvidia and Streaming Video?

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I have three different computers (one desktop and two laptops) that use different models of Nvidia cards: GeForce4 440 Go, FX5200, etc. I have installed MDV2006 POWERPACK on all three.

 

When I am in Windows XP, I can get on the internet and play streaming videos smoothly and with sound (using either Realplayer or Windows Media Player).

 

When I try to play streaming video from the internet in MDV06, using Realplay or Mplayer (with win32codecs), the videos are all slow and jerky, and with no sound.

 

In addition, on Firefox, I have about 17 tabs set as home pages to open simultaneously. Although the browser opens up maximized, the home pages don't open immediately as maximized, but the size of a normal window. Then after about 4 or 5 seconds the pages maximize.

 

This to me means that the Nvidia driver on all three machines is slower than on WindowsXP.

 

What would be some solutions? I don't want to sacrifice 3D Acceleration, if possible, as I like to play tuxracer, etc.

 

Thanks,

 

Richard L.

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Make sure that you are running a kernel optimized for your OS (a 686 rather than 386 one), check in the list for kernels.

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Thanks Aomighty, I appreciate your input. The two laptops were purchased in Mar 2002 and Jan 2003. They were at that time Toshiba's top of the Satellite Line: Toshiba 5005 and Toshiba 5205. I used Mandriva's default, which, I believe, is 586. I assumed this is appropriate for both laptops

 

Thanks daniewicz. Here is the output for the Toshiba 5005-S507:

 

Status: Enabled

Driver: AGPGART

AGP Rate: 4x

Fast Writes: Disabled

SBA: Disabled

[man2006@localhost ~]$ glxgears

958 frames in 5.0 seconds = 191.587 FPS

1785 frames in 5.0 seconds = 356.933 FPS

1741 frames in 5.0 seconds = 348.065 FPS

627 frames in 10.4 seconds = 60.049 FPS

22 frames in 6.2 seconds = 3.528 FPS

1162 frames in 5.0 seconds = 232.347 FPS

1763 frames in 5.0 seconds = 352.590 FPS

1762 frames in 5.0 seconds = 352.348 FPS

1764 frames in 5.0 seconds = 352.728 FPS

1496 frames in 5.6 seconds = 268.877 FPS

254 frames in 5.3 seconds = 48.359 FPS

3 frames in 6.7 seconds = 0.446 FPS

6 frames in 5.9 seconds = 1.026 FPS

2 frames in 5.4 seconds = 0.374 FPS

3 frames in 5.2 seconds = 0.577 FPS

4 frames in 5.7 seconds = 0.704 FPS

3 frames in 7.6 seconds = 0.394 FPS

2 frames in 5.2 seconds = 0.383 FPS

3 frames in 6.5 seconds = 0.462 FPS

555 frames in 5.5 seconds = 100.501 FPS

833 frames in 5.0 seconds = 166.552 FPS

1659 frames in 5.0 seconds = 331.731 FPS

1714 frames in 5.0 seconds = 342.712 FPS

1724 frames in 5.0 seconds = 344.761 FPS

1771 frames in 5.0 seconds = 354.106 FPS

556 frames in 5.0 seconds = 111.179 FPS

1669 frames in 5.0 seconds = 333.615 FPS

1747 frames in 5.0 seconds = 349.386 FPS

1696 frames in 5.0 seconds = 339.198 FPS

1132 frames in 5.0 seconds = 226.278 FPS

1716 frames in 5.0 seconds = 343.186 FPS

723 frames in 5.0 seconds = 143.739 FPS

854 frames in 5.0 seconds = 170.744 FPS

1215 frames in 5.0 seconds = 242.921 FPS

1731 frames in 5.0 seconds = 346.028 FPS

1720 frames in 5.0 seconds = 343.872 FPS

1633 frames in 5.0 seconds = 326.530 FPS

1152 frames in 5.8 seconds = 199.588 FPS

1152 frames in 5.0 seconds = 230.358 FPS

1529 frames in 5.0 seconds = 305.656 FPS

1664 frames in 5.0 seconds = 332.681 FPS

1663 frames in 5.0 seconds = 332.512 FPS

1230 frames in 5.0 seconds = 245.920 FPS

1657 frames in 5.0 seconds = 331.235 FPS

777 frames in 5.0 seconds = 154.131 FPS

1418 frames in 5.0 seconds = 283.448 FPS

1735 frames in 5.0 seconds = 346.897 FPS

1657 frames in 5.0 seconds = 331.258 FPS

1103 frames in 5.2 seconds = 211.116 FPS

1568 frames in 5.0 seconds = 313.544 FPS

1720 frames in 5.0 seconds = 343.994 FPS

1086 frames in 5.0 seconds = 215.381 FPS

1246 frames in 5.0 seconds = 249.185 FPS

1729 frames in 5.0 seconds = 345.644 FPS

1717 frames in 5.0 seconds = 343.339 FPS

X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

[man2006@localhost ~]$

 

And here is the output from the Toshiba 5205-S703:

 

Status: Enabled

Driver: AGPGART

AGP Rate: 4x

Fast Writes: Disabled

SBA: Disabled

[richard@localhost ~]$ glxgears

9313 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1862.508 FPS

9554 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1909.327 FPS

813 frames in 5.0 seconds = 162.512 FPS

821 frames in 5.0 seconds = 164.090 FPS

10703 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2140.470 FPS

11256 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2251.149 FPS

11398 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2279.481 FPS

11399 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2279.758 FPS

11418 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2283.482 FPS

11282 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2256.246 FPS

11404 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2280.716 FPS

11401 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2280.151 FPS

11295 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2258.920 FPS

11403 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2280.549 FPS

11393 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2278.597 FPS

10923 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2184.364 FPS

11339 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2267.702 FPS

11302 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2260.316 FPS

11196 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2237.489 FPS

11156 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2231.030 FPS

11327 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2265.270 FPS

8328 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1665.494 FPS

11219 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2243.750 FPS

11067 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2213.361 FPS

10725 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2144.958 FPS

11281 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2256.122 FPS

11358 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2271.559 FPS

7493 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1498.365 FPS

X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

[richard@localhost ~]$

So there they are. I can see that the 5005 has much worse output than the 5205. However, the 5205 is also showing slower, jerkier streaming video whereas its WinXP shows them perfectly.

Edited by lawsonrc

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Hmmm. It appears that you have AGP activated as needed.

 

That is a large dip in the glxgear scores. :angry:

 

I am afraid I do not have any answer for you. I have heard people complaining about xorg issues with Mandriva 2006. I wonder if your problem would go away with the more mature Mandriva 2005?

 

Consider this a bump. There are many others here much more knowledgeable than myself who will be along to help soon.

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One thought that occurred to me was your NVidia driver. Did you download the driver from the NVidia website or use the NVidia driver from the Powerpack?

 

Several here at MUB have found better success with the driver from the NVidia website.

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lawsonrc,

 

I have GeForce 6200 on my desktop and I downloaded from nvidia website and installed driver dated 051205 and 11.5 Mb. the driver also configure Xorg if you like. After that I get around 3.200 FPS, compared to powerpack driver around 400 FPS.

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