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Old 12-11-2003, 03:56 PM   #16
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well, the problem with mine is that there IS 3d accelleration... but it is EXTREAMLY bad. i would start up Unreal Tournament goty , and it will start playing, but it is so choppy it is unplayable.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 06:06 PM   #17
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Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "ATI Radeon"
    VendorName  "ATI technologies"
    BoardName   "Radeon"
    Driver      "radeon"
    Option      "AGPMode"  "4"
    Option      "DPMS"  "on"
    Option      "EnablePageFlip" "on"
    Option      "AGPFastWrite" "on"
EndSection
VendorName and BoardName are unimportant, just make sure the "Identifier" matches "Device" in Section "Screen"

You may wanna try with AGPMode 2, no FastWrite and no PageFlip first to make sure everything is ok and tweak the settings individually after.
Also make sure you have "Load" "dri" and "Load" "glx" in Section "Module".
And to make sure DRI is available for regular users,
Code:
Section "DRI"
    Mode        0666
EndSection
For more on the subject, see here

HTH
 
Old 12-14-2003, 01:36 AM   #18
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Hmmmm...............I have an RV100 chipset on my ATI card, and based on that Radeon manual at xfree86.org, I'm not harnassing the full power of my card............looks like I've got some serious tweaking to do ....................oboyoboyoboyoboyoboyoboyoboy.....yipee!!!!............uhh, sorry 'bout that outburst, I'm just a tweakaholic in need of a serious fix

And thanx for the info, ppl.......
 
Old 12-18-2003, 11:55 PM   #19
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I've been following this thread since I recently upgraded my video to a Radeon 7000 card. Now that everyone seems to agree that we need to use the DRI support in XFree86 I was curious what sorts of FPS numbers people were getting and what sorts of tweaks have/haven't worked for improving those numbers.
I have a PII/450 and the rv100 chipset with 64 Meg on the video card. When I first ran glxgears and used the default window (using 1024x768 resolution) I was seeing about 320 FPS. When I added the EnablePageFlip option I saw my results bump up to about 360 FPS. How does that fit with what everyone else is seeing (with comperable sorts of hardware)?
 
Old 12-19-2003, 03:36 AM   #20
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At 1024*768 with no DRI info in XF86Config, I was getting anything from 177 - 260 fps inthe default window. With DRI enabled and now running at 1152*864, I get 100-120 fps in the default window. Ah well, I suppose I can always upgrade the card if I ever start needing better 3d support... :-(

Athlon 950/K7S5a/512MB/Radeon 7200VE with 32MB(iirc).
 
Old 12-19-2003, 07:47 AM   #21
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Sledge: it seems about right considering I was getting ~700 fps with a pIII-733 and r100 ...iirc.

PbO: You *don't* have dri enabled, glxgears in the default window should give close to 1000fps in your case. Type glxinfo and check the OpenGL section in the output, if you see Mesa in there, you're not using direct rendering.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 04:18 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by UnTamed
Sledge: it seems about right considering I was getting ~700 fps with a pIII-733 and r100 ...iirc.

PbO: You *don't* have dri enabled, glxgears in the default window should give close to 1000fps in your case. Type glxinfo and check the OpenGL section in the output, if you see Mesa in there, you're not using direct rendering.
Code:
bash-2.05b$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: No
I checked my glxinfo and it plainly said direct rendered wasn't enabled. I was wondering why I was only getting 280 FPS on glxgears and Tux Racer was EXTREMELY choppy. How would I go about enabling direct rendering?

Extra info: I have the latest ATI drivers for the latest XFree86 installed. My XF86Config-4 file points to the fglrx driver (as opposed to "vga").

Last edited by dan4; 12-19-2003 at 04:21 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:41 PM   #23
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dan4: Can you post your XF86Config file?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:35 AM   #24
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Untamed:

I'm not in front of that PC, so this is all from memory, but here is what I found:

Glxinfo reports Mesa Indirect rendering, so it appears that you are correct. However, I have gone through the Radeon readme listed above and the DRI readme and all the troubleshooting tips indicate that the modules are correctly referenced and loading properly. The only thing left in their list is to symlink libGL.so to libMesaGL.so or something.

The only thing different with my setup was that XF86Config referenced the video driver as Driver "radeon" rather than Driver "ati", but changing that item (and restarting X) had little or no effect in that the fps in glxgears stayed the same and the 2d desktop setup (1152*864 @ 24bpp) stayed the same.

I'm now confused and thinking I should start/walk through my video driver setup over again from scratch, to see what I missed...

 
Old 12-23-2003, 03:54 PM   #25
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Radeon 7000 card error

I am aslo using the ATI Radeon 7000 and I can't even get X to start. I just installed an older version of Red Hat Linux (7.1) and I've never gotten X to startup. I don't have access to any of the files on my drive to be able to change the strings so i am stuck. I am running Windows XP on one drive and trying to get Linux on the other. When I'm logged into XP I cannot see my Linux drive. Is there anyway I can get the Radeon 7000 to let me start X? I've tried everything, considering I'm new to Linux, that's not a whole lot. Any help with this would be much appreciated. I know I've seen fixes for this posted before, but I believe the fixes worked only if you could login to X. I can log into root and my local account, but obvisouly without graphical display. HELP!?!?
 
Old 01-04-2004, 10:12 PM   #26
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radeon 7000 works fine with X
I have a radeon 7000 and it works fine with X (high res) heres my config:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon 7000"
VideoRam 32768
EndSection

then of course
Device "Videocard0"
under your screen section

shouldnt really matter what OS I assume but I've used this config on both Redhat 9 and now Slackware 9.1 and it works fine.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 04:54 PM   #27
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I have a small issue with my own Radeon 7000. In 24 bits and high resolution (1600x1200), I get flickering lines whenever I move a window under X11. This does not occur in 16bits with the same res and it occurs less in 24bits with 1280x1024 resolution.
Since my board is a low priced one, it's entirely possible it's related to the board itself.
But I would be curious to know if anybody else had the issue?
Otherwise, I use the standard "radeon" driver and it works well. I do not use 3D anyway.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 01:29 AM   #28
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There is no driver for the radeon 7000 at ATI, it works with the 'radeon' driver. People with 8500's and 9000's should look there before they send people with radeon 7000's on a wild goose chase. All there is on ATI's site for this card under linux is a link to XFree86. Check this thread for some info pertinent to a radeon 7000 PCI. Nothing for 8500's and up applies to this card.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=radeon+7000
 
  


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