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Old 01-30-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
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low fps in glxgears?


I just installed kernel 2.6.2-rc2 and the latest fglrx. Everything installed just fine, fglrx loads just fine, I used fglrxconfig to make a new X configuration file (which loads fine)

I get about 450 fps in glx gears, is that right?

Specs:
Slackware 9.1
Barton @ 3200+
Asus A7N8X-Deluxe
Radeon 9800 Pro
1GiB PC3200

Any ideas?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 10:04 AM   #2
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Sounds pretty low i get about 3500 fps. If you just installed a new kernel you may need to reinstall your graphics drivers.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:02 PM   #3
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I already had...
 
Old 01-30-2004, 07:27 PM   #4
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i know that nvidia released drivers for the 2.6 kernel, but ATI has done nothing so far. perhaps the ati drivers are not compatible? i have the same video card as you, and in 2.4.166-athlon kernel, i het aobut 4500 fps in glxgears.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:05 PM   #5
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I see a lot of people with -something after their kernels version numbers, but I really have no idea what that is or where to get them....
 
Old 01-30-2004, 10:56 PM   #6
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"-athlon" is a kernel optimised for amd athlon xp micro-processors. if you do have a athlon cpu, and you dont see "-athlon" via "uname -a" then you should try and download it
 
Old 01-30-2004, 11:16 PM   #7
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didn't answer the biggest question, where are all these custom kernels? I don't see them on kernel.org

How is it different than compiling the kernel with athlon selected for mcpu?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 08:18 AM   #8
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I myself use SuSE. SuSE comes with a online updater that automatically downloaded this kernel for me.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:39 AM   #9
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ehh, I compile my own.

so, to get fglrx working properly, will I have to regress to the 2.4.x kernels?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:55 AM   #10
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Quote:
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ehh, I compile my own.

so, to get fglrx working properly, will I have to regress to the 2.4.x kernels?
No you shouldn't, Ati's drivers have their fair share of issues but they build on kernel 2.6 since before it went "official".

Did you compile your kernel with;
CONFIG_AGP=m
CONFIG_AGP_NVIDIA=m

are they both inserted in the kernel before you try and startx? ...see with lsmod
Also did you select Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no" when you ran #fglrxconfig

Re-installing the driver after a kernel upgrade only involves rebuilding the drm module.
Get into /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod and run the make.sh script to build the new module, then back in /lib/modules/fglrx to install the module through the make_install.sh script.

Note that this is also needed for 1st time install on distros that won't deal with the driver in it's native .rpm format, i.e. unless you installed the driver using rpm -ivh --force <pkg>.rpm on a compatible distro [...R-H, Mdk, and possibly SUSE] you'll need to build and install the module manually.

If you still can't get it, refer to, and post your errors from,
/lib/modules/fglrx/make<version>.log for built time errors,
/var/log/XFree86.0.log for xserver errors and warnings
dmesg for errors in regards to agp
lsmod to see what modules are loaded.

HTH
 
Old 02-01-2004, 03:23 PM   #11
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There are no errors. Everything works fine. The modules load, I have agpgart as a module, it loads, everything does peachy. I'm loading glx. I built the drivers with no issues. I used rpm2tgz and then installed the package, built, installed, and ran the config. I'll go try the external agpgart now.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 06:45 PM   #12
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Negative. External agp didn't do anything. Also, it says it can't find fbconfig when I try to run fgl_glxgears.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 07:05 PM   #13
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Originally posted by kleptophobiac
There are no errors. Everything works fine. The modules load, I have agpgart as a module, it loads, everything does peachy. I'm loading glx. I built the drivers with no issues. I used rpm2tgz and then installed the package, built, installed, and ran the config. I'll go try the external agpgart now.
After doing installpkg fglrx... there are some other steps you need to take. Check out this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...+slackware+9.1

It's how I got my Radeon working. I get around 1500fps with a Radeon 9000.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 05:20 AM   #14
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Negative. I already did that stuff, but just to make sure I tried again. I recomiled 2.6.1, just in case too.

fglrxconfig reads the mesa drivers for some reason, even though I know I followed the guide word for word.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:54 PM   #15
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I can't get the ATI drivers running in 2.6.2 AT ALL. X starts up to a black screen, no mouse pointer or anything.
 
  


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