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ok, before i put the new geforce 6600 in my computer, the 3D performance on gentoo was pathetic. on suse, it was decent (for an FX5200). i've installed my new ...
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    ok, before i put the new geforce 6600 in my computer, the 3D performance on gentoo was pathetic. on suse, it was decent (for an FX5200). i've installed my new card and want to improve the 3D performance. it currently runs glxgears at under 4000FPS, but i know it can do better (not tried SuSE yet, just put it in 10 minutes ago). i'll post my xorg.conf and open it up to the pros to see where i screwed up

    Code:
    Section "Module"
    
    # This loads the DBE extension module.
    
        Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension
    
    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
        SubSection  "extmod"
          Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
        EndSubSection
    
    # This loads the font modules
        Load        "type1"
    #    Load        "speedo"
        Load        "freetype"
    #    Load        "xtt"
    
    # This loads the GLX module
        Load       "glx"
    # This loads the DRI module
    #    Load       "dri"
    
    EndSection
    
    
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Monitor section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of monitor sections may be present
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
        Identifier  "My Monitor"
        HorizSync   31.5 - 64.3
    
        VertRefresh 50-90
    
    EndSection
    
    # **********************************************************************
    # Graphics device section
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present
    
    # Standard VGA Device:
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Standard VGA"
        VendorName  "Unknown"
        BoardName   "Unknown"
    
    #    Clocks     25.2 28.3
    
    EndSection
    
    # Device configured by xorgconfig:
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "** NVIDIA (generic)                   [nvidia]"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        Option      "NoLogo" "true"
        #VideoRam    262144
        # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection
    # Screen sections
    # **********************************************************************
    
    # Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
    # the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
    # may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
    # option.
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen 1"
        Device      "** NVIDIA (generic)                   [nvidia]"
        Monitor     "My Monitor"
        DefaultDepth 24
    
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    i've omitted the pointless stuff (input etc). i'd like a couple of opinions from people, see what i can add, and what needs to be removed. thx
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    My 3D performance on Gentoo is spectacular. Better than it was in Windows.

    I will post the relevant part of my xorg.conf, but be aware that I am using Xorg 7.0, and it is a bit faster than the monolithic 6.8 builds.

    Note: the --------- represents irrelevant parts of xorg.conf. Let me know if you want the whole file.

    Code:
    # This loads the GLX module
        Load       "glx"
    # This loads the DRI module
    #    Load       "dri"
    ---------
    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "6600GT"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        Option      "RenderAccel" "true"
        Option 	"AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
        Option	"NvAGP"	"1"
        Screen 0 
    EndSection
    ---------
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Screen 0"
        Device      "6600GT"
        Monitor     "CT1702T"
        DefaultDepth 24
    
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            ViewPort    0 0
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    ----------
    # Section "DRI"
    #    Mode 0666
    # EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite" "true"
    EndSection

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    ah i see you have a few extra options in your xorg.conf than me. it could explain things. thanks, i'll see if they have any effect.

    EDIT: ok, i just had to fix a quick problem and had a chance to try out SuSE's performance. turns out it's about 200FPS slower, so maybe i've got the best performance out of the card. it's a little disappointing given that my laptop squeezes out an extra 500FPS (4400) and only has 1/4 the VRAM (64MB compared to 256MB). i suppose the geforce go must have a little something extra in it.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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