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Old 11-07-2005, 05:48 AM   #16
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If you want to test if your drivers are working - run glxgears. If you don't get spinning gears, chances are, it isn't working. If you do, chances are, they are working.

I think you need to restart X to be sure the drivers are being used - CTRL ALT BACKSPACE should do this, as will logging out and back in. MAKE SURE YOU SAVED WHATEVER YOU WERE WORKING ON FIRST!

Personally I use nvidia graphics cards as the support for them is excellent, but I've heard ati cards are well supported also.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:05 PM   #17
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how do i check to see if it's being used?
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:08 PM   #18
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They are spinning, are they going to stop? cause they've been going for a while doing the same fps. Sorry if that's a lame question.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:11 PM   #19
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:-) The won't stop 'till you stop them. The purpose of running them is that if you're running on the default built in drivers, you won't have hardware 3d aceleration. Without this, the gears will render at a VERY low fps. So if the gears turn smoothly (and fairly quickly)(there's even a way to get it to tell you fps I think) Then your driver is alright!

(oops no fps monitor. Run the glx gears screensaver, it has a fps monitor option)
 
Old 11-07-2005, 04:14 PM   #20
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1560 frames in 5.0 seconds = 312.000 FPS
1800 frames in 5.0 seconds = 360.000 FPS
1320 frames in 5.0 seconds = 264.000 FPS
1800 frames in 5.0 seconds = 360.000 FPS
2040 frames in 5.0 seconds = 408.000 FPS
2040 frames in 5.0 seconds = 408.000 FPS
1996 frames in 5.0 seconds = 399.200 FPS
2071 frames in 5.0 seconds = 414.200 FPS
2040 frames in 5.0 seconds = 408.000 FPS
2040 frames in 5.0 seconds = 408.000 FPS
1680 frames in 5.0 seconds = 336.000 FPS
1800 frames in 5.0 seconds = 360.000 FPS
Good? How do I use glx gears screensaver? I dont have any screen savers and in game tests it says taht the 3d accelarator doesnt work...
 
  


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