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Old 11-29-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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3D Video Card it's working?


Hi all. Does anyone knows how can I see if my 3D support it's working?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you already have X up and running, but are just wondering wether your 3D drivers are working...

Try running any fullscreen 3D program - an OpenGL screensaver for instance. If your 3D hardware is NOT working, then you'll have an incredibly low framerate. This is because witn no 3D hardware, software rendering is used.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
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I tried running glxgears and my FPS rate are>

1165 frames in 5.0 seconds = 233.000 FPS
2520 frames in 5.0 seconds = 504.000 FPS
3500 frames in 5.0 seconds = 700.000 FPS
2800 frames in 5.0 seconds = 560.000 FPS
1260 frames in 5.0 seconds = 252.000 FPS
2520 frames in 5.0 seconds = 504.000 FPS

Is that normal?

Thanks again
 
Old 11-29-2004, 04:19 PM   #4
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Which video card exactly (make / model) are you using? Obvious a very high end card will have considerably better FPS rates than a lower end, generic card. That being said, as long as you're running glxgears in full screen mode, those FPS scores aren't bad. As PsychosisNode mentioned, trying to run an Open GL screensaver is another good test. Something like Euphoria (IIRC) will have smooth, continuous motion if 3D is working, and very jerky motion if it's not. -- J.W.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 04:29 PM   #5
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normally glxgears reports 1000+ fps for modern video card

also run
glxinfo | grep direct
and then you'll see if you have hw accelerated 3d
 
Old 11-29-2004, 05:52 PM   #6
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I'm running an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP on a HP paviliion zv5000 series, and here is the output for

#glxinfo | grep direct

direct rendering: No
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect

I suppouse that I don't have 3D support. Is that correct?

Thanks
 
Old 11-30-2004, 10:17 AM   #7
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no

reinstall the driver, run depmod and ldconfig
 
  


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