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Old 02-18-2005, 09:05 AM   #16
CoachZ
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My bad, the drivers are on the suse site somewhere, i would give you the link but my history got cleared accidentally,the drivers were uploaded on the 17. It comes with a kernal patch as well and gives you instructions on compiling it! I;m a total noob too and i did it. Search on the suse site for i586 9.2 ati drivers or something along that line.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 01:08 PM   #17
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Hi Again,

I have downloaded the ATI drivers from 17/02 and followed the instructions to the letter to install. Everything appears to be OK, can anyone advise how I can tell without loading any games how I can determine whether 3D is enabled.

I have run the glxgears programs and I get the following:

33895 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6779.000 FPS

Cheers,

Scott
 
Old 02-19-2005, 12:10 PM   #18
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With that kind of frames I am sure you have it working, but you can double check by typing "glxinfo" at the command promt. If it is working you will see something like "direct rendering: yes".
 
Old 02-19-2005, 01:30 PM   #19
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Cheers Njbrain,

I have checked with glxinfo and it does show "direct rendering: yes", so it's working fine.

Just a note to anyone else with ATI graphic cards, the display drivers released on the 17th Feb work fine .. just remember to follow the instructions to the letter.

Scott
 
Old 02-19-2005, 05:54 PM   #20
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ATI X800 XT PCI-E (drivers 8.10.19)
shashilx@shashilx:~> glxgears
47591 frames in 5.0 seconds = 9518.200 FPS
50630 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10126.000 FPS
50617 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10123.400 FPS
50615 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10123.000 FPS
50616 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10123.200 FPS
50636 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10127.200 FPS
50605 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10121.000 FPS
shashilx@shashilx:~> fgl_glxgears
7463 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1492.600 FPS
7765 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1553.000 FPS
7672 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1534.400 FPS
7732 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1546.400 FPS
7695 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1539.000 FPS
7745 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1549.000 FPS

~ 30 each
 
Old 03-20-2005, 09:42 PM   #21
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I think I've followed all the steps in the readme, but it won't let me enable 3D acceleration in Sax and in glxinfo it says direct rendering: no. I was wondering if there was anything I could do, or anyway to remove the ATI drivers so that I could go back and try it all again.

EDIT: I messed around some more with it and it works fine now

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