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Old 07-16-2003, 01:22 AM   #1
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slow a$$ opengl


I have a pretty good setup here, but all the OpenGL stuff I try to run CRAWLS. I'm using the default RH 9 config with an ATI 9700Pro. Can anyone tell me how to improve it's performance?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 02:45 AM   #2
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Look at /var/log/XFree86.0.log
and tell us which drivers X is using ...


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Old 07-16-2003, 02:58 AM   #3
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I hope this is what you're looking for.....

II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.0.2
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading sub module "GLcore"
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension GLX
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:48 PM   #4
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ttt
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:12 PM   #5
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That at least makes sure you're not
using the Mesa software library :)

However, it doesn't state the physical
device driver...

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Old 07-16-2003, 08:02 PM   #6
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Holy Crap! This may be what you were looking for.

I looked again, there are over 300 lines just for the video setup? WTF!?!?!?

Is any of this what you were talking about?

...
(II) LoadModule: "radeon"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.o
(II) Module radeon: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 4.0.1
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) LoadModule: "ati"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/ati_drv.o
(II) Module ati: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 6.4.18
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
....
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) RADEON(0): vgaHWGetIOBase: hwp->IOBase is 0x03d0, hwp->PIOOffset is 0x0000
....
(II) LoadModule: "shadowfb"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libshadowfb.a
(II) Module shadowfb: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 ANSI C Emulation, version 0.2
(II) RADEON(0): Page flipping disabled
(!!) RADEON(0): For information on using the multimedia capabilities
of this adapter, please see http://gatos.sf.net.
.....
(WW) RADEON(0): Direct rendering not yet supported on Radeon 9500/9700 and newer cards
 
Old 07-17-2003, 07:05 PM   #7
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you need atis drivers to get much performance opengl wise outta your card.

x 4.3 drivers : http://www.schneider-digital.de/down...linux_X4.3.zip

unzip it and install the rpm, then run the config program, i forget exactly what it is, something like fglrxconfig, that will create your new XF86Config. easy enough
 
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Go to gatos site and download the 4.3 package. Do a search for the instructions in this forum. I put a link in past post on instructions how to setup ATI cards in LINUX. Sorry, I don't have the link with me.

ATI has modules for your card but its for 4.2 not for 4.3.

mondaypickle, that file is for GL cards. GL cards are not the same as Radeon cards.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 10:36 PM   #9
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the drivers can be used for both, they are esentially the same cards
 
Old 07-18-2003, 02:39 AM   #10
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Cool

I'll give it a shot Friday and let you know how it goes.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 02:56 PM   #11
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Electro?

Is this the link you were talking about? http://www.reades.com/radeon.html

If so, I don't have an AIW card. How much of that stuff do I need? I'd rather not add components I don't need as it seems everything in my system is already i386...
 
Old 07-18-2003, 04:04 PM   #12
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mondaypickle

I ran Check.sh as su and I got the following.....

: command not found
: command not found
: command not found
: command not found
: command not found
'heck.sh: line 98: syntax error near unexpected token `
'heck.sh: line 98: `GetOsInfo()

my perl skills are practically nill, but I very much doubt the file would have bad code in it. What should I do?
 
Old 07-18-2003, 04:32 PM   #13
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I fixed the script (by adding a debug line... wierd)

What I get is in /**/
/*
=====================================================================
ATI Technologies
=====================================================================
Checking which OS you're running...
uname reports 'Linux' version '2.4.20-18.9', architecture 'i686'.
Object format is 'ELF'.
libc version is '6.3'.

In GetXfreeInfo
XFree86 Version 4.3.0 is installed.

No package available for glibc 2.3. Try fglrx-glibc22-X43.tgz
*/
if libc6.2 is the same as glibc 2.2 doesn't that mean 6.3 and 2.3 are the same? A repeat of the above post.. What should I do?
 
Old 07-19-2003, 12:57 AM   #14
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I have a similar prob

I am using Mandrake 9.1

when I try to run the reference drivers from ATI for my RADEON 9500 PRO I have an error that says it conflicts with the Xfree86-mdk....

I run glxgears and have an fps of 800 or so

i run glxinfo |grep direct

and it says I have no for direct rendering.....

what should i do?

Another Linux NEWBie
 
Old 07-19-2003, 02:15 AM   #15
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The instructions at http://www.reades.com/radeon.html are for any ATI card that gatos supports. Skip the steps from km and down. If you are thinking of buying a TV tuner card, say Y for Video 4 Linux in the kernel. Usually its enabled by default.

Quote:
the drivers can be used for both, they are esentially the same cards
No, they are not the same cards. Both Radeon and GL uses different addressing to access 3D engines.
 
  


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