Campo Mar 1 @ 11:03pm
Dual booting with windows
I recently deleted ubuntu from my computer because I would get horrible frame rate. For instance,before the installation of windows, I got minecraft I get 250+ frames, then on ubuntu barely get above 5. When im running the dual boot and boot back in to windows my frames seem to also suffer substancially as long as I have ubuntu. Im planning on buying a linux based laptop and planning on dual booting with windows 7 for games I cant run natively on linux(you might remember my previous post).How can I prevent this from happening. Do I have to update my gfx card driver every time I switch or what?
Last edited by Campo; Mar 1 @ 11:05pm
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Cybertao Mar 1 @ 11:12pm 
That makes no logical sense whatsoever.
The only way Ubuntu could affect your graphics performance is if your graphics card gets put into a mode that remains persistent across a warm-reboot. I very much doubt that can happen, and it certainly wouldn't persist on a cold-boot.

Check your hardware because it's not Ubuntu causing your problems in Windows.
Campo Mar 1 @ 11:20pm 
Originally posted by Cybertao:
That makes no logical sense whatsoever.
The only way Ubuntu could affect your graphics performance is if your graphics card gets put into a mode that remains persistent across a warm-reboot. I very much doubt that can happen, and it certainly wouldn't persist on a cold-boot.

Check your hardware because it's not Ubuntu causing your problems in Windows.
btw I dont use linux, What im getting at is im not planning on putting linux back on my primary desktop, Im planning on a dual boot on my laptop. I was just wondering from prior experince if it i'll cause frame lag. If you say it shouldn't effect it, then ok. Thanks.

Not my hardware, you can check my profile for my specs
Cybertao Mar 1 @ 11:29pm 
I meant you should test your hardware for overheating and errors. It's entirely possible the performance in Ubuntu itself is sub-par due to the drivers.
Campo Mar 2 @ 12:11am 
Originally posted by Cybertao:
I meant you should test your hardware for overheating and errors. It's entirely possible the performance in Ubuntu itself is sub-par due to the drivers.
oh, ok I see now. Thank you.
Fibbles Mar 2 @ 6:01am 
I don't see how a Ubuntu installation could affect the performance of a Windows installation. Unless when installing Ubuntu you'd repartitioned your drive so that Windows had no free space on its own partition. It seems unlikely though as the consequences of this would be fairly obvious to you.

It's hard to diagnose the low frame-rates in Ubuntu itself without knowing more about your Ubuntu installation which is now impossible since you've uninstalled it. The open source nVidia drivers which Ubuntu uses by default will give you much worse performance than the proprietary nVidia drivers that you can enable through the 'additional drivers' menu. That being said, a GTX 680 should be achieving more than 5 fps in Minecraft even using the open source drivers.
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Campo Mar 2 @ 7:48am 
Originally posted by Fibbles:
I don't see how a Ubuntu installation could affect the performance of a Windows installation. Unless when installing Ubuntu you'd repartitioned your drive so that Windows had no free space on its own partition. It seems unlikely though as the consequences of this would be fairly obvious to you.

It's hard to diagnose the low frame-rates in Ubuntu itself without knowing more about your Ubuntu installation which is now impossible since you've uninstalled it. The open source nVidia drivers which Ubuntu uses by default will give you much worse performance than the proprietary nVidia drivers that you can enable through the 'additional drivers' menu. That being said, a GTX 680 should be achieving more than 5 fps in Minecraft even using the open source drivers.
Yeah dude, I know. Did you not read the previous four comments?
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Revernus Mar 2 @ 8:31am 
Well, you stated a totally nonsense thing, expect a lot more comments saying that what you said was nonsense. Because it was indeed totally nonsense. Truly.
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Campo Mar 2 @ 11:20am 
Originally posted by Revernus:
Well, you stated a totally nonsense thing, expect a lot more comments saying that what you said was nonsense. Because it was indeed totally nonsense. Truly.
I thought this was a forums, to ask questions and discuss. I simple asking a question to a problem I was having, Im not sure if you understand the concept of a question. I didn't need a pretentious remark to my legitimate question.
Kranky K. Krackpot Sr. Mar 2 @ 11:42am 
It might happen if, say, GPU settings survive reboot somehow as Cybertao said above, or, say, if you use the same config files for games on Win and Lin. But both situations are very unlikely.
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Fibbles Mar 2 @ 12:17pm 
Originally posted by Campo:
Yeah dude, I know. Did you not read the previous four comments?

I did. Cybertao suggested the sub-par Ubuntu performance might be a driver issue and I pointed out that it was unlikely.

If you open a thread asking for help you're going to get replies that sometimes say similar things. It's better to have multiple opinions about a problem rather than relying on the word of one person, even if all those opinions are in agreement with one another.

When someone uses their own free time to try and help you out, you could be a bit more polite about it.
Cybertao Mar 2 @ 12:27pm 
Originally posted by Fibbles:
Cybertao suggested the sub-par Ubuntu performance might be a driver issue and I pointed out that it was unlikely.
Is it? Do you happen to know what driver they were using and which one is the most suitable for their hardware?
Fibbles Mar 2 @ 4:43pm 
Originally posted by Cybertao:
Originally posted by Fibbles:
Cybertao suggested the sub-par Ubuntu performance might be a driver issue and I pointed out that it was unlikely.
Is it? Do you happen to know what driver they were using and which one is the most suitable for their hardware?

He has a Geforce GTX 680. Regardless of whether he was using Nouveau, the proprietary 304 legacy branch, the proprietary 319 driver that Canonical provides as nvidia-current or the 331 driver from somewhere like x-swat, he should be getting more than 5 fps.
Cybertao Mar 2 @ 8:50pm 
I commend you, good sir. I got as far as 'Hit to be square' being declared the best song in the world and called your bluff, thinking no one else would have read past that either.
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