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Old 11-23-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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Problem with ATI X300


Hey,

I am running FC5 on a inspiron 9300 with 1.7GHz Centrino and X300 64MB graphics card. I have installed the fglrx driver from livna using: yum install kmod-fglrx.

'rpm -qa | grep fglrx*' gives me the following output:
kmod-fglrx-8.29.6-1.2.6.18_1.2239.fc5
xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-8.29.6-1.lvn5

My xorg.conf file looks like this (I haven't shown the stuff I thought was irrelevant such as Input Devices):

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "synaptics"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1440x900"
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 31.5 - 100.0
VertRefresh 59.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "fglrx"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Technologies Inc M22 [Radeon Mobility M300]"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1920x1200" "1680x1050" "1280x800"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

It seems to be set up but when I run glxgears maximized to full screen I get about 180FPS! This seems very slow in comparison to what other people are getting from similar systems. Could someone please help me out to find where my problem is since I'm very new to linux and totally new to FC.

Any help would be appreciated .
Brendan
 
Old 11-23-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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To find-out if direct Opengl rendering is enabled:

Code:
glxinfo | grep direct
Try running:

Code:
fgl_glxgears
 
Old 11-23-2006, 07:10 PM   #3
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[brendanm@localhost ~]$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes

fgl_glxgears is giving me about 150FPS when maximized. It used to be 180FPS so I'm not sure why its gone down even lower.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 07:40 PM   #4
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Quote:
fgl_glxgears is giving me about 150FPS when maximized. It used to be 180FPS so I'm not sure why its gone down even lower.
You are not suppose to maximize-it, what does it give you when run at it's default resolution?
 
Old 11-23-2006, 07:50 PM   #5
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It gives me about 280FPS. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 08:09 PM   #6
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That score is about right for an x300 card. It should be good enough for ut2003 in 1024 and ut2004 in 800x600.
 
Old 11-24-2006, 04:06 AM   #7
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Ok, I thought it should have got a higher score than this. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:21 AM   #8
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Just a comment about glxgears, the scores from that test programs have dramatically gone down since the 8.25 drivers. For example an x600 which used to do between 2400 and 2700 with the 8.25 drivers do now between 250 and 500 on glxgears with the 8.31 drivers. But, the actual performance is everybit as fast as it was in the past, even if the new glxgears results took a huge drop.
 
  


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