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Old 02-28-2005, 10:04 AM   #1
nagromo
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Poor 'radeon' performance?


I am getting very poor performance from my Radeon 9000 Pro, using the 'radeon' driver. I know I am getting acceleration; TuxRacer runs at a somewhat decent framerate, which it didn't before I got acceleration working, but Neverwinter Nights is getting 5 to 10 FPS on the lowest quality settings and bzFlag has problems with lighting and runs at a relatively low framerate. (Both run far better in Windows.) Also, my OpenGL screensavers don't work, but that could be a different problem.

According to glxinfo, my card is a 'R200', but it's actually a Radeon 9000 Pro (with the 'R250' core). Some LiveCDs, also using the 'radeon' driver, correctly detect my card as a 'R250'. Is there a way to override the chip choice from XF86Config-4 and make it treat my graphics card as a 'R250'?

Could that account for such bad performance, or is there probably another problem?

I'll post my 'glxinfo' when I get home this afternoon.

Thanks.

Last edited by nagromo; 02-28-2005 at 10:07 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 02:21 PM   #2
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OK, here's my 'glxinfo':

Quote:
morgan@2[~]$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0

display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.2
client glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_NV_vertex_array_range, GLX_MESA_agp_offset
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R200 20020827 AGP 4x x86/MMX/SSE TCL
OpenGL version string: 1.2 Mesa 4.0.4
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color,
GL_EXT_blend_logic_op, GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract,
GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint, GL_EXT_convolution, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
GL_EXT_histogram, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_polygon_offset,
GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap,
GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_vertex_array,
GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip, GL_MESA_pack_invert, GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture,
GL_MESA_window_pos, GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_NV_texture_rectangle,
GL_SGI_color_matrix, GL_SGI_color_table
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x23 16 tc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x24 16 tc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 0 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x25 16 tc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 0 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x26 16 tc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x27 16 tc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x28 16 tc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 0 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x29 16 tc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 0 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x2a 16 tc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x2b 16 dc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x2c 16 dc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 0 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x2d 16 dc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 0 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x2e 16 dc 0 16 0 r . . 5 6 5 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x2f 16 dc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x30 16 dc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 0 16 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x31 16 dc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 0 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x32 16 dc 0 16 0 r y . 5 6 5 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
 
  


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