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Old 09-30-2004, 06:09 PM   #1
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OpenGL random crashes


My graphics card is a ATi Radeon 9200, 128Mb video ram. I have an Athlon XP 2700+ Throroughbred, 2167Mhz, 333Mhz fsb, and 512Mb ram. I have the ATi drivers installed, I get around 2000fps in glxgears. I do not have DRI Enabled in any way in my kernel, 2.4.6-gentoo-r9. However, anything using OpenGL, games, glxgears, etc, will freeze at a random time. If the application has sound, the sound will continue to play, but the keyboard and mouse will stop, same for the display. A hard reboot is required. Even the "magic" sysRq key will not work. Can anyone help me fix this?
 
Old 09-30-2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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Instead of using ATI's driver (just wait untill better ones come out) use XFree's or Xorgs DRI drivers. I got amazing performance out of a 9200se (crappier then urs) on Steam CS, and other games, on a Athlon 2000+ 512 megs of 2100 ram, on an ASUS MoBo. (mobos count, chipset sometimes fuk up ATI drivers, u gotta check around.) uninstall the ATI drivers, or just switch in KDE's control center thing, Ill have to look into this some since I dont know too much about Gentoo. Other then that, use DRI. It works. Ill reply back later, if I can find out what the driver is.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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dri does work magic, i have a ati igp 340m (laptop) and i get 700-1000fps! counter-strike is playable at 800x600 opengl
 
Old 10-01-2004, 07:51 AM   #4
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alright, now how to use these xorg dri drivers?

(I still leave dri out of my kernel right?)

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