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Old 06-12-2013, 04:23 PM   #31
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glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ironlake Desktop
GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_ARB_ES2_compatibility, GL_ARB_debug_output,

I'll try Tuxracer as soon as I can and let you know the outcome.

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Old 06-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #32
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Okay, I downloaded and ran Extreme TuxRacer ... It played really well, I think
I'm no gamer so I wouldn't really know what is good or bad. All I can report is that the game appeared to operate as intended.

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Old 06-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #33
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Then I think that there is no problem on your machine. Tux Racer would look like a slideshow if only the software renderer would be active.
 
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:41 PM   #34
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Or, since you use the proprietary Nvidia driver, your vertical synchronizing is not controlled by the VBLANK variable, which glxgears doesn't know and you simply have vertical synchronizing not enabled.
Learn something new everyday. Thanks TobiSGD, that's very interesting.
 
Old 06-13-2013, 05:23 AM   #35
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Then I think that there is no problem on your machine. Tux Racer would look like a slideshow if only the software renderer would be active.
Thanks Tobi for all your help. I still think it's odd that the problem with the rendering message should be cleared by adding another desktop environment, in this case XFCE, and like magic, no more problem message. I guess we are all on a learning curve and there is a lesson somewhere for all of us.

Ich hatte darmals in Dortmund gewohnt und vor Drei Jahre war ich Camping mit meine Frau in der nahr von Hanover ... viele Wespen Aber muss ich sagen, ich liebe Deutschland und die leute.

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Old 06-13-2013, 05:32 AM   #36
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Learn something new everyday. Thanks TobiSGD, that's very interesting.
Thanks Mark for your interesting input. Although most of this technical stuff is beyond my understanding, I have learned something from this conversation.
I never claim to be Computer knowledgeable as a writer of fictional stories. The Computer for me is a tool and a means to recording my imagination into words hopefully for others to enjoy. Having technically minded people like you at my (our) disposal makes that possible. Thank you.

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You're welcome gael33, though with me it's more trial and error rather than having been the recipient of any technical training. This thread has been helpful to me as well, since it's encouraged me to re-examine my own computer's acceleration performance on the Vector Linux forum (seems Extreme Tux Racer didn't perform so well when I tried it on my own computer.) So, thanks to you as well.
 
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