[Novalug] ethernet/network performance/SUSE 10.2
greg at pryzby.org
Fri Feb 2 13:01:50 EST 2007
Please submit a 'bug' and/or enhancement request.
susewiki.org is a good site for info
On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 12:16:59PM -0500, Kevin Kitts wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have an Nvidia based/AMD 4800 X2 system that dual boots SUSE 10.2 and
> Windows XP. Each OS has it's own, identical, disk to start up from. Each OS
> also runs Firefox 2.0. I've downloaded and installed the latest Nvidia graphics
> drivers for Linux - they're quite nice - they give you similar capabilities in
> dealing with dual screens that are available under XP.
> I have not done scientific tests - but I am willing to bet money on the fact
> that Windows XP provides snappier performance when surfing the web with Firefox
> 2.0 than Linux does. I take no pleasure in saying that - because I'd hoped to
> do most casual web surfing on Linux as a way to limit exposure to the various
> security maladies that Windows XP exposes one to.
> Long ago, I' did some research which I have now lost, that seemed to indicate
> that certain Nvidia based motherboards that used on board Ethernet (which I am
> using) had issues with certain Linux kernels. The computer is a Shuttle SN25P
> with an NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra motherboard. I'd hoped that by upgrading to SUSE
> 10.2 that those issues would get ironed out without me having to dig - but that
> does not seem to be the case...
> Does anyone have any suggestion on how I could:
> 1) Verify or refute that there is an actual performance difference - possibly
> Ethernet related - between SUSE 10.2 and XP
> 2) Take steps to remedy the performance difference
> Any hints, tips or pointers to additional information will be most appreciated.
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