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Old 06-22-2005, 02:57 AM   #1
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Testing graphics card with Tux Racer!


I have an intel 810 graphics device with 8mb shared video memory on my laptop. In the intel documentation it says to test the driver by running tux racer, I'm pretty sure I have the driver set up and xorg.conf configured correctly but I only get about 1 frame per second when playing tux racer, is that normal on a 1Ghz machine?

Thanks for the help,

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Old 06-22-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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I get the laggiest gameplay with Tux Racer ever. I don't have time to figure that problem out because I hardly play games in linux (I like [i]fortune[/] =P ). And what's the aperture size?

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Old 06-22-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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I am running tuxracer on an Intel 865 (i810) with reasonably smooth 3D. But only with the most recent XFree version, I was able to use 3D hardware support. Maybe an update will help...
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:43 AM   #4
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Hm.. well my other system is an intel850 and maybe the agp fastwrite is not enabled? I've gotta look into that.

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Old 06-22-2005, 06:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info, abisko00 can you tell me exactly what version of XFree you are running please?

Does anyone know if the stock FC3 kernel has agpgart support compiled into it?

Paddy

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Old 06-23-2005, 03:39 AM   #6
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Code:
user@linux:~> X -version

This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way.  Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org.  Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs).

XFree86 Version 4.3.99.902 (4.4.0 RC 2)
Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
Current Operating System: Linux per8 2.6.11.7 #2 Sun Apr 10 13:44:13 CEST 2005 i686
Build Date: 23 August 2004
Changelog Date: 29 February 2004
        Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
 
Old 06-23-2005, 11:57 AM   #7
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I believe 99% agp* support is built into the kernel. That is 2.6.

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Old 06-23-2005, 08:30 PM   #8
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Looks like I'm using the X windows system instead of XFree 86 or are they both the same thing?


Code:
[root@localhost global ~]#X -version

X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-1.906_ELsmp i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux localhost 2.6.11-1.27_FC3.stk16 #1 Mon May 23 15:39:17 EDT 2005 i686
Build Date: 24 March 2005
Build Host: tweety.build.redhat.com

        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.11-1.27_FC3.stk16 (root@wolf.linuxant.com) (gcc version 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)) #1 Mon May 23 15:39:17 EDT 2005 P
[root@localhost global ~]#
Paddy
 
Old 06-24-2005, 05:15 AM   #9
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You have X.Org and as far as I know in a very recent version. So actually the i810 driver should work! What does your X server log tell you about drm/dri? (Sorry, I can't tell how the log is named in X.Org)
 
Old 06-25-2005, 06:49 AM   #10
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Can't find anything about dri/drm in the output of dmesg but it does say:

Code:
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel i815 Chipset.
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 438M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf8000000
Apperently X.org does support the i810 but only when hardware acceleration is turned off, I have the line
Code:
option "noaccel"
in my xorg.conf I just noticed!

Any way when I try running glxgears I get a frame rate ot about 80 fps.

I tried booting the computer up with a knoppix live cd because that is based on debian and uses XFree86. I got a frame rate of about 500fps somaybe I might have to move to a distribution that uses XFree86 instead!

Ant other ideas?

Paddy
 
Old 06-25-2005, 08:16 AM   #11
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Hi,

I guess you are having problems with hardware acceleration on an onbloard Intel graphics device.
The graphics driver for that is i810.

Most of the times the driver is part of the stock kernel but also most of the times you might experience problems with hardware acceleration.

So the best you can do is go to the Intel site and download and install the driver and the edit your xorg/xfree86 configuration file accordingly.

Here take this link :
Graphics Drivers and Linux* Support

Visit this link and then read whatever there is to read on the page. Then click on the download finder link to download the driver appropriate for your architecture.

If you read the instructions on the page then I guess installing the driver would be a piece of cake.

Also do not forget to edit your xorg/xfree86 file accordingly.


Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 07:01 PM   #12
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Thanks for the help and the link, there's lots of information there so hopefully I will get it up and running.

Paddy
 
Old 06-27-2005, 09:32 AM   #13
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my pleasure
 
Old 06-27-2005, 09:55 AM   #14
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Yes, informative link. Tried what it describes, with a little twist here and there, tux is running perfectly fine. Didn't even realize intel supported linux... =(

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Old 07-04-2005, 03:35 AM   #15
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Finally got it working, thanks everyone. Had trouble compiling the drivers/modules from the intel site but got it working with the help of this link

http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/Building

Paddy
 
  


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