Ubuntu

Poor performance in oneric beta 2 on nvidia geforce 7100 / nforce 630i

Reported by Ronald McCollam on 2011-09-26
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This bug affects 14 people
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NVIDIA Drivers Ubuntu
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Unity
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nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The performance in oneric beta 2 on this card is noticeably slower than on previous releases. Animations are jerky and slow -- sometimes the dash takes around two seconds to finish disappearing. Icon highlights in the application lens are very laggy, following several icons behind during a moderate drag.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: nvidia-current 280.13-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.19-generic-pae 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
.proc.driver.nvidia.version:
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 280.13 Wed Jul 27 16:55:43 PDT 2011
 GCC version: gcc version 4.6.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.1-9ubuntu3)
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,resize,place,grid,imgpng,session,move,gnomecompat,mousepoll,wall,vpswitch,snap,regex,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,expo,workarounds,fade,scale,ezoom,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Mon Sep 26 15:43:16 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GraphicsCard:
 nVidia Corporation C73 [GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i] [10de:07e1] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:cb73]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta i386 (20110922)
JockeyStatus:
 xorg:nvidia_173 - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
 kmod:nvidia_173 - nvidia_173 (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 kmod:nvidia_current - nvidia_current (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
Lsusb:
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 03f0:0024 Hewlett-Packard KU-0316 Keyboard
 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
MachineType: Unknow Unknow
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic-pae root=UUID=7cbc3f9f-65cc-436c-979e-a35049fe3342 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: nvidia-graphics-drivers
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
XorgConf:
 Section "Device"
  Identifier "Default Device"
  Option "NoLogo" "True"
 EndSection
dmi.bios.date: 10/13/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: 6.00 PG
dmi.board.name: MCP73
dmi.board.vendor: NVIDIA
dmi.board.version: Unknow
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Unknow
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Unknow
dmi.chassis.version: Unknow
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvr6.00PG:bd10/13/2007:svnUnknow:pnUnknow:pvrUnknow:rvnNVIDIA:rnMCP73:rvrUnknow:cvnUnknow:ct3:cvrUnknow:
dmi.product.name: Unknow
dmi.product.version: Unknow
dmi.sys.vendor: Unknow
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.5.94+bzr20110919-0ubuntu1
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

Ronald McCollam (fader) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I have the same problem in Ubuntu 11.10 final release with GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a and driver version 285.05.09

Igor Wojnicki (wojnicki) wrote :

Same problem here. Ubuntu 11.10. GeForce 7100 GS.

Igor Wojnicki (wojnicki) wrote :

Comparing with ubuntu 9.04 and driver series 180 using glxgears, with sync to vblank disabled: 1200 FPS (9.04) versus 200 (11.10) ! (both tests with compiz running)

However disabling Unity plugin in Compiz Settings brings 1200 FPS back :)

Peter Birch (peter-j-birch) wrote :
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Yep, same problem for me, Ubuntu 11.10 AMD64, Driver version 280.13. This makes the system unusable. Every thing lags on the screen.

-Computer-
Processor : 2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+
Memory : 4056MB (893MB used)
Operating System : Ubuntu 11.10
User Name :
Date/Time : Tue 08 Nov 2011 16:54:53 EST
-Display-
Resolution : 1600x900 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Unknown
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA VIA VT82xx
...
-BIOS-
Date : 02/21/2008
Vendor : American Megatrends Inc. (www.ami.com)
Version : 2101
-Board-
Name : M2V
Vendor : ASUSTeK Computer INC. (SEAGATE, www.seagate.com)
...
-PCI Devices-
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890CF Host Bridge
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
PIC : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller (prog-if 20 [IO(X)-APIC])
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. Device 6238
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT3351 Host Bridge
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. [K8T890 North / VT8237 South] PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
IDE interface : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A SATA 2-Port Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
IDE interface : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
USB Controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB Controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB Controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB Controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB Controller : VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
ISA bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge
Host bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneou...

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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hey fader,

Hi, thanks for reporting this issue during the development period of
Ubuntu.

I notice there's not been further comments to the bug report since the
release came out, would you mind updating us on the status of it in the
release?

Are you still able to reproduce the issue? If not, do you think the bug
report can be closed, or do you think we should continue tracking it?

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Ronald McCollam (fader) wrote :

I have been unable to reproduce the issue due to bug 889532 which prevents me from using Unity 3D with the proprietary nvidia driver, so I'm not sure if it can be closed or not.

Carlos Garcia Campos (carlosgc) wrote :

This still happens for me using nvidia-current 280.13-0ubuntu. I haven't tried Unity, but gnome-shell is unusable.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Unity I believe is already blacklisted for this series of GPUs or is known to have issue, i recommend you using Unity-2d

Lately with the new Nvidia driver 290.10 i decreased the shared memory (on-chip vga frame buffer size) from mobo bios from 256MB to 128MB and Ubuntu is working greatly till now.

Marcelo Fernandez (fernandezm) wrote :

I'm using an updated Ubuntu 11.10 installation (Nvidia drivers 280.13 version) and I was suffering this bug until I downgraded the video card shared memory from 256 MB to 128 MB, just like Eslam said.

It seems a shared memory issue, with 256 MB configured every animation stop and goes; but with 128 MB, everything works fine.

Regards

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

So, as it appears this is a driver issue, not a Unity one.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in unity:
status: New → Invalid

The problem could be in Gnome 3 because in Ubuntu 11.04 Unity was working well and in Ubuntu 11.10 gnome shell the same bug exist.

Alex Mangas (alex0007) wrote :

And, how can I downgrade de video shared memory from 256 MB to 128 MB in Ubuntu 11.10??

Alex Mangas (alex0007) wrote :

Ok. I found it in the BIOS options.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2012-02-04
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
André Lopes (zipatei) wrote :

i think this is the beginning of the solution: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9534907#post9534907

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