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Old 10-04-2003, 10:12 PM   #1
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Why do Tux Racer and Chromium run so slow on my pimped out comp???


with 32 MB RIVA, amd barton 2500+, shuttle an35n ultra mobo with 512 mb 2700 ddr ram and 60 gig hdd, it should be fine, right? I got it once to be perfect on my old comp (400 k6-2, 320 ram, 16 mb voodoo 3 2000 pci, 60 gig hdd) and it ran great, I played it once, but that is all. It worked after I was changing my x config vid card driver stuff around, and randomly one time everything worked (screen savers that never had before, and those 2 games). Most of the Screen savers are good now, but not the two wigged out games.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:53 PM   #2
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do this from term window or command line before logging to GUI
hdparm -Tt /dev/hda
/hdb or
/hdd
what ever your drive/drives designation is..........post back what the output is.......
 
Old 10-05-2003, 04:19 PM   #3
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Is mine good?

Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 0.31 seconds =412.90 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 2.22 seconds = 28.83 MB/sec
 
Old 10-05-2003, 05:14 PM   #4
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lol
 
Old 10-05-2003, 06:32 PM   #5
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387.88 MB/sec for buffer cache
28.96 MB/sec for disc read [seems slow.....for a 60 gig hdd with ata 133....enable?]

How do I get into the terminal window with no gui without changing my vid card driver so I can select whether or not to fix it? [no to get to it].
 
Old 10-05-2003, 07:18 PM   #6
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they are both openGL games. you say "most of the screensavers are good" are the openGL screensavers choppy as well? you might want to look at your xfreeconfig again.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 07:43 PM   #7
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need further clarification ..

You say that you have installed proper drivers for your graphics card and still the games dont work..

Am I right ??
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:23 PM   #8
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run glxinfo and put the output here on the forum.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:33 PM   #9
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to get to text based with no graphics

"init 3"

and run the file from there
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:38 PM   #10
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Can I but in : )

Hi All,

I recently downloaded the most up2date driver from nvidia for my graphics card, and to be truthful I think its worse. I run RH8 and have GeForce2 gts ( hercules or something ) 32MB. It is a fairly decent card and in windoze it works excellent, so I am guessing I screwed up somewhere along the line when i installed the driver. I tried the command mentioned above and here is the output:

[root@localhost rpm]# glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x21 16 tc 0 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x22 16 dc 0 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None

I am still fairly new to Linux, but that is screaming out to me, HELP!

Can anyone help me on this.....

Thanks in Advance...


lub0
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:47 PM   #11
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This is the results from the hdparm -Tt /dev/hda command:

root@localhost lub0]# hdparm -Tt /dev/hda

/dev/hda:
Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 0.66 seconds =193.91 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 1.41 seconds = 45.51 MB/sec
 
Old 10-07-2003, 05:14 PM   #12
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lub0, maybe you could install the old drivers. did those work? the new 3.x.x drivers for the ati cards dont really work, but the 2.x.x ones do (as in they have 3d-hardware accel). plus, they dont solve any of my problems, so i stick with the 2.x.x. i use a radeon 9000, though.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 06:31 PM   #13
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btw, i didnt know that hd i/o speed would have much to do with it, because it usually is pretty good.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 12:11 PM   #14
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It's definitely a video card driver issue. I have a Radeon 9700 Pro and when I first ran those games, it was like running in Software Mode.
I installed my ATI drivers and I can play those games with smoothness. I can even play Enemy Territory with no frame rate drops at all.
Plus I don't think your video card is that pimped out in the first place.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 08:50 PM   #15
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Hi All,

I reinstalled the nvidia driver and updated my XFree86 config file ( replaced driver "nv" with nividia and hey presto, games were running smoothly.. When I edited the config file the first time it blew out and said it could not find the nvidia libraries. Second time I install there they are, works first time.

I figure somehow on the first install something went a miss because it appeared to install completely each time?....

Thank you everyone for your help on it ( much appreciated )
 
  


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