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Old 01-28-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
himyuza
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Poor graphics performance


My Radeon 9800 Pro is giving me problems. I tried to install a game last night and it is completely unplayable. So I installed glxgears and I am getting a frame rate of ~300 and ~40 in full screen. I am using the latest ATI drivers, does anybody have any suggestions? This is on Slack 10 btw.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 03:25 PM   #2
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hi there,

what's the output of " $glxinfo " ?

and you can look in the file " /var/log/xorg.0.log " if it reports warnings/errors.

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Old 01-28-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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Run 'fglrxinfo' in a console and check its output. If it says 'Mesa 3D' then the ATi drivers aren't installed properly, if it returns 'ATi Technologies Inc' then your problem lies elsewhere, and I would recommend following egag's instructions to try and find your problem.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:16 PM   #4
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Code:
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
    GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read,
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
client glx vendor string: ATI
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float,
    GLX_ATI_render_texture
GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_ARB_multisample
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.1)
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_blend_color,
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
    GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
    GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

   visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
 id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x23 24 tc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  1 0 None
0x24 24 tc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  8 16 16 16  0  1 0 None
0x25 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
0x26 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
0x27 24 dc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  0  0  0  0  0  1 0 None
0x28 24 dc  0 24  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  0 16  8 16 16 16  0  1 0 None
0x29 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
0x2a 24 dc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 16  8 16 16 16 16  1 0 None
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:17 PM   #5
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I guess this means I dont have the ATI drivers installed properly...
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:25 PM   #6
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yip, it's not ( yet ) correct.
look in /var/log/xorg.0.log for errors.......


" grep '(EE)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log "

will output them


edit : it's X rather then x

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Last edited by egag; 01-28-2005 at 06:28 PM.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:32 PM   #7
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Code:
(II) fglrx(0): doing DRIScreenInit
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
[drm] failed to load kernel module "fglrx"
(II) fglrx(0): doing DRIScreenInit
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (Unknown error 999)
drmOpenDevice: Open failed
[drm] failed to load kernel module "fglrx"
They are the only errors I can see... what does this mean?

Last edited by himyuza; 01-28-2005 at 06:33 PM.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:42 PM   #8
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do you use " startx " to start graph. or do you have a gaph. login screen ?

in the first case, logout of X and do a " #modprobe fglrx "

any errors.?

also look at the modules that are loaded ( $lsmod ).
if the radeon driver is loaded, the fglrx-module won't load.

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Old 01-28-2005, 06:48 PM   #9
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hmmm fglrx not found.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 06:55 PM   #10
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how did you install it ?

does it exist ?

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Old 02-20-2005, 12:41 PM   #11
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sorry to bring this back but I still have this problem. If i modprobe agpgart before startx it does appear in lsmod but I still get the same problems as before.
lsmod:

Module Size Used by
agpgart 35244 0
fglrx 240480 0
snd_pcm_oss 54440 1
snd_mixer_oss 20736 2 snd_pcm_oss
uhci_hcd 34188 0
nvidia_agp 8092 1
ohci_hcd 34948 0
ehci_hcd 43396 0
usbcore 130660 5 uhci_hcd,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
nvnet 71332 0
snd_intel8x0 34600 4
snd_ac97_codec 72528 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 98820 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 26372 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 10248 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 8576 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 26020 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 8456 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 56804 13 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi, snd_seq_device
soundcore 10464 3 snd
evdev 9600 0

Can anybody help me?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 12:49 PM   #12
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did you run the ati configuration utility ? (just a sloppy question)

if yes, try to download the binary package from linuxpackage. It workedwonder with
my Radeon 9000.

hope it helps.

regards,
jonas
 
Old 02-21-2005, 05:18 PM   #13
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Would it be anything to do with nvidia_agp being in use? Is this a motherboard driver( I have nforce board), or a graphics thing?.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:30 AM   #14
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Which package at linuxpackages.net do you recommend? I could not find it.
 
  


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