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Old 04-13-2006, 01:54 PM   #1
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glxgears no longer reports framerate


Not sure if this should be here or in Debian.

Using Debiaan Sarge, unstable and Nvidia driver.

After installing the latest version of xbase-clients glxgears runs but does not report the framerate.

Has anybody else noticed this and has anybody got any suggestions please?
 
Old 04-14-2006, 01:19 PM   #2
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Have you tried

Code:
glxgears -printfps
?
 
Old 04-14-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
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Have you tried

Code:
glxgears -printfps
?
you dont need to specify any argv's it will show FPS at the terminal that started it :-)
 
Old 04-14-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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Code:
glxgears -printfps
WORKS!
Thanks linmith.
It seems that they've made some changes to the program. The gears seem to rotate more slowly for the same framerate.

Question: I couldn't find any documentation on glxgears, where did you find this argument?
 
Old 04-14-2006, 02:52 PM   #5
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Code:
glxgears -printfps
WORKS!
Thanks linmith.
It seems that they've made some changes to the program. The gears seem to rotate more slowly for the same framerate.

Question: I couldn't find any documentation on glxgears, where did you find this argument?
I just did a bit of googling. Apparently, the glxgears people wanted to get the message across that their program wasn't a benchmarking tool, so they removed the 'show fps by default' option. I don't really get it, though
 
Old 04-14-2006, 03:39 PM   #6
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I've heard that, about the benchmarking aspect.

I still think it was the wrong thing to do. I use glxgears to ensure that all is well with my graphics setup. The nvidia driver needs reinstalling quite often, after updates. Ah well, time for a 1-line script.

Thanks for the info
 
Old 07-29-2006, 02:25 PM   #7
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lol, does anyone use glxgears for anything BUT showing the framerate?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 08:39 PM   #8
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Just a little FYI, if you are looking for a video benchmark app GLOBS is pretty decent. We aren't lucky enough to have a 3dMark port yet but this is a start.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 10:09 PM   #9
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lol, does anyone use glxgears for anything BUT showing the framerate?
Testing OpenGL to make sure it's actually installed properly?
 
  


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