[CentOS] slowness with new kernel+nouveau?

Wed Aug 15 10:53:56 UTC 2012
Darod Zyree <darodzyree at gmail.com>


New kernel version 2.6.32-279.2.1.el6.x86_64 in combination with
xorg-x11-drv-nouveau Version:0.0.16 is somehow painfully slow on my

during start up it takes almost half a minute for gnome login to appear.
After having logged in the following happens:
- gnome top and bottom panels "slide/crawl" in to view one pixel line at
a time.
- starting the terminal takes much more time, 10-15, sometimes even up
to 20 seconds.
- Firefox also takes much longer to start.

Removing xorg-x11-drv-nouveau seems to resolve this "slowness" but then
my attached monitor does not work.

Anyone else experiencing this issue or know how to fix/troubleshoot?

Darod Zyree