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Old 07-24-2006, 01:25 AM   #1
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Are my graphics drivers working right?


I've got an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro - and I've installed the livna drivers using yum (extender).

Now - I remember installing the drivers on my FC3 installation before, and I think I got many-a-many FPS before on glxgears and fgl_glxgears (something like glxgears: 10-12000 FPS and fgl_glxgears 2-3000 FPS).

Currently, I get:
- glxgears: 6952.452 FPS
- fgl_glxgears: 1071.200 FPS

but I could be wrong = this could be what I got before (but it still seems too low)

I figure that this all boils down to something related to drivers, so I posted my glxinfo for you:

$ glxinfo | grep Open
Code:
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9600 Generic
OpenGL version string: 2.0.5879 (8.26.18)
OpenGL extensions:
$ glxinfo | grep direct
Code:
direct rendering: Yes
- -

As a side-note: I managed to get World of Warcraft to work on Wine without crashing, but with a few bugs and a low fps (5-15 fps) when I get 30-70 fps and no bugs (of course) on WinXP.

If I can get this working - there's a high likelihood that I will give up Windows ALTOGETHER!!!

The bugs consist of:
- Can't target using mouse (but interacts with UI just fine)
- Buildings have huge spikes protruding horizontally from them - seemingly forever - until you get out of visible distance of that building
- Besides taking about 2x as long to load - there's really nothing else to complain about...
 
Old 07-24-2006, 03:29 AM   #2
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Not sure of what you should expect from that card but you are definitely getting 3D acceleration of some description.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 03:59 AM   #3
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As i see the direct rendering is active. So, in that way you have 3D acceleration activated. You say in World of Warcraft have a 5-15 fps?
Very slow for such card i think. Did you check to use a right driver in xorg.conf? May be you installed the ATI driver but in xorg.conf you still use a X open source driver. Or may be just a driver has poor performance.
I have to say that in Linux the performance for ATI cards compared to nvidia cards is bad. May be 20-30% lower performance for ATI cards.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 12:13 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by nhydra
Very slow for such card i think. Did you check to use a right driver in xorg.conf? May be you installed the ATI driver but in xorg.conf you still use a X open source driver. Or may be just a driver has poor performance.
I installed the livna release of the ATI drivers - I can't get ATI's P.O.S. drivers to work.

Here's the important parts of my xorg.conf, for your reference.

In the meantime, I'm gonna reinstall wine and try the wine configuration and see if there's anything there that can help...

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

...

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "BenQ FP937s"
        DisplaySize  380        300
        HorizSync    31.0 - 83.0
        VertRefresh  56.0 - 76.0
        Option      "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName   "ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]"
        Option      "VideoOverlay" "on"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
                Modes    "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1280x1024"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Group        0
        Mode         0666
EndSection
...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cs-cam
Not sure of what you should expect from that card but you are definitely getting 3D acceleration of some description.
I understand this much - hence the question "Are my graphics drivers working right." (i.e. properly)

Last edited by Nalorin; 07-24-2006 at 12:21 PM.
 
  


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