I have an eMachines computer I bought from Walmart about 2-3 years ago. It came with Windows 7 and everything was great. I'm an HTML5 developer, and I do a lot of 2D and 3D development, both with HTML5's 2D canvas rendering context and with WebGL. I had never had any performance problems running on Windows 7.
Recently I decided to get rid of Windows, and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The video card is an nVidia GeoForce 6150SE.
Here's my frustration and question:
The default graphics driver (NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates)(version 173-updates) works greats (smooth playback and everything). The problem: It won't run WebGL no matter what I try.
If I install any other driver (version current, version current-updates, etc.), I can get WebGL to play, but any video playback or HTML5's request animation frame is super choppy. I've tried every last suggestion I found online (I've been trying to get this to work for a few weeks now).
The monitor I use is a bit dated. It's a Samsung SyncMaster 740b.
If I buy a new monitor and use it with the latest graphics card driver I have, is the choppiness likely to go away?