I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 with VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)

I've tried installing the:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

I've tried the http://followthegeeks.com/compiz-is-consuming-too-much-cpu-heres-the-solution/ thing.

But it still uses over 50% of the CPU.. Do someone know of a driver or fix for my problem? Can't find any driver for this specific nvidia card..

The solutions above are from other askubuntu questions.


Additional information:

$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

OpenGL vendor string:   NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 210/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL version string:  3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.88

Not software rendered:    yes
Not blacklisted:          yes
GLX fbconfig:             yes
GLX texture from pixmap:  yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program:        yes
GL fragment program:      yes
GL vertex buffer object:  yes
GL framebuffer object:    yes
GL version is 1.4+:       yes

Unity 3D supported:       yes

Also did the unity_supported_test -c -p

Compiz supported:         yes

Should some of these be no?


I've solved my problem. I installed gnome-shell environment and dropped Unity.

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Then logged out and chose GNOME

Choosing GNOME instead of Ubuntu

This removed the compize process from my $top list and replaced it with Xorg and gnome-shell (not sure if Xorg were on the list previous to the change of desktop envirement). These two processes average about 5% of the CPU combined.

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