Re: Your system is too slow

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On Tue, 22 Sep 2009, Michael Hennebry wrote:

On Mon, 21 Sep 2009, Michael Hennebry wrote:
On Sat, 19 Sep 2009, john wendel wrote:

On 09/19/2009 07:17 AM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
More precisely, is there an nvidia driver
that does not experience extreme slowness?

I've had trouble getting flash to play right
either through firefox or through mplayer.
Most recently mplayer told me that my system was to slow.
It made suggestions that were scrolled
off the screen by many cpoies of
AO: [pulse] pa_stream_get_latency() failed: Connection terminated
AO: [pulse] pa_stream_write() failed: Connection terminated.4% 1312 0
[1] Replace the nouveau driver with the "evil" Nvidia driver
I did that:
Installed:
 kmod-nvidia-PAE.i686 0:185.18.36-1.fc11.1

Dependency Installed:
 kmod-nvidia-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i686.PAE.i686 0:185.18.36-1.fc11.1
 livna-config-display.noarch 0:0.0.23-1.fc11
 rhpxl.i586 0:1.12-2.fc11
 system-config-display.noarch 0:1.1.3-2.fc11
 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i586 0:185.18.36-1.fc11
 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i586 0:185.18.36-1.fc11

Complete!

[2] mplayer "-ao alsa"
I did this, but mplayer still craps out on me.
mplayer -nosound still works, but quietly.
Rebooting failed.
AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRG

Eventually I did a cntrl-alt-F2 to get a console,
logged in as root and did a yum erase kmod-nvidia-PAE .
Rebooting still failed.
On my next attempt, I picked the second option on the grub menu.
This time, rebooting worked.

Apparently, if I want a system that's not too slow and can play
flash without mplayer hanging, I'll need to go back to F10.
I certainly don't want to go through that mess again.

Gawd I hate it when things just don't work.

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Optimist:   The glass is half full.
Engineer:   The glass is twice as big as it needs to be."

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