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Old 12-31-2003, 06:25 AM   #1
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ET runs slow.


Ok, I thought to go for gaming.
I wanted something easy, Lormalinux seemed great.
I get a framerate about 1-2 fps, FYI it is a radeon 8500.
On windows (unfortunatly) I get seriously higher framerates.
There is opengl support (glxinfo shows so).

any ideas (such as Lorma sucks go with ..., not gentoo => got it on my laptop.)
 
Old 12-31-2003, 09:10 AM   #2
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direct rendering is probably off, look into getting that working... `glxinfo` will tell you, it's on the first line of out put.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 09:28 AM   #3
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I have direct rendering, that is the problem
 
Old 12-31-2003, 10:21 AM   #4
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i take it it says "Direct Rendering: No" near the top of the output. you need to make that say Yes. and you will be good to go.

have a read up on getting ATI to work in linux with direct rendering, there are discussions on this board and also on the gentoo forums. you need to set some kernel options and download some drivers from a german site. it's a little painful, but it will work if you give it the attention it needs. Make a new thread with any problems you encounter

Good luck.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 10:27 PM   #5
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make sure you're at 16 bit resolution and post your glxinfo output if you still have problems. this post probably is late but some users might stumble on this post and at least have an idea what to do.
 
  


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