[arch-general] Segmentation fault in X after last upgrade

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 10:36:40 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> i installed xf86-video-nouveau on my box at home.
> for simple things it works fine.
> but for intensive applications (that do a lot of redrawing, i guess)
> such as rosegarden, it makes my PC really slow.
> also 2D games such as world of goo are unbearingly slow.
> and i won't start about 3D ;)

I don't know about rosegarden, but worldofgoo uses opengl, so this
requires the whole 3d stack to be accelerated.
Otherwise you are just using software rendering which is indeed very slow.
That means you need nouveau-dri, but I don't know how well it works
for your chipset.


According to this, 3d works better on Geforce 6 and newer.
Not sure about Geforce 5.

> this really sucks.  i have a perfectly fine fx5800 card. it performs
> (performed) very well, sucks to have it labeled as "deprecated" and not
> being able to actually use it decently on a modern system.

Actually it is not clear to me that it is labeled as such.
See the link that tpowa gave :

It seems there are plans to support 96xx (and so likely 173xx). Just
that it has not been done yet.

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