LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-16-2005, 03:41 AM   #1
tionik06
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy ATI OpenGL is SLOW!!


I have an ati radeon 9000 pro and my opengl drivers are veryvery slow. I get 400fps tops in glxgears. I tried running quake 3 and it said i was on mesaGL, but i did opengl-update ati and it said it loaded the ati opengl driver. whats going on?
 
Old 08-16-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
ben201
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 0
What does glxinfo say for Direct Rendering?
 
Old 08-16-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
ride153
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Northeast USA
Distribution: current is PCLOS (server) and Suse (desktop)
Posts: 102

Rep: Reputation: 15
and fglrxinfo
 
Old 08-18-2005, 03:05 AM   #4
tionik06
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Sorry for the wait

For some reason I was not emailed about your replies.

Here is the info you requested along with proof of forcing switch to ati opengl before issuing the commands.

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Gentoo_64 ~ # opengl-update ati
* Switching to ati OpenGL interface ...
>>> Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache... [ ok ]
Gentoo_64 ~ # glxgears

Gentoo_64 ~ # glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read,
GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
client glx vendor string: ATI
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float,
GLX_ATI_render_texture
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_ARB_multisample
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3,
GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_blend_color,
GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3,
GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x23 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x24 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 1 0 None
0x25 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x26 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x27 24 dc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x28 24 dc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 1 0 None
0x29 24 dc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None
0x2a 24 dc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 1 0 None



Gentoo_64 ~ # fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)

Gentoo_64 ~ #
 
Old 08-18-2005, 10:18 AM   #5
ben201
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 0
"direct rendering: No" means it is not using hardware acceleration. The hw acceleration in ATI driver is broken. Unfortunately, I don't have a solution for you.
I use FC4 and use the livna drivers to get the hw acceleration to work.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 10:43 AM   #6
ironwalker
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: 1st hop-NYC/NewJersey shore,north....2nd hop-upstate....3rd hop-texas...4th hop-southdakota(sturgis)...5th hop-san diego.....6th hop-atlantic ocean! Final hop-resting in dreamland dreamwalking and meeting new people from past lives...gd' night.
Distribution: Siduction, the only way to do Debian Unstable
Posts: 506

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
May try;
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/dri-howto.xml
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_DRI_wit...Source_Drivers
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_ATI_Drivers
http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/g...adeon-faq.html
 
Old 08-20-2005, 04:02 PM   #7
tionik06
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Talking

Thanks, those links really helped! http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_ATI_Drivers especially. I followed these steps to get the driver. I ran into another problem that i solved, I will post it here in case anyone else has the problem. When running startx, the paraphrased error "fglrx: No devices found (PCI:1:0:0)"

I looked in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf and in the devices sections of my ati display, i saw that it was looking for PCI:1:0:1 so i changed it to PCI:1:0:0 and now X works perfectly. glxgears is at 1250fps Rocking!
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:13 PM   #8
tionik06
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
strange

I only had opengl for one session. I think it is cause i went nuts and installed like 30 games. I think quake3 installed emul linux 32bit opengl drivers. So i reinstalled my ati drivers but i still didnt have hardware opengl. im just gonna blast the system. Start over.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OpenGL slow with ATI Rage 128 Pro Oxagast Linux - Hardware 0 09-28-2005 10:51 PM
Overwrite Mesa OpenGL with ATI OpenGL Carl-Fredrik Slackware 12 10-01-2004 04:33 PM
OpenGL Slow with ATI Radeon 7000/VE Bad_Bob Linux - Hardware 0 07-16-2004 07:19 PM
Changing from MESA OpenGL to ATI OpenGL tillyoubreakit Linux - Hardware 19 10-07-2003 08:32 PM
slow a$$ opengl e1v!$ Linux - Software 14 07-19-2003 02:15 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration