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Old 12-02-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
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Thumbs down XF 4.3.99-2 & 2.4.23 Radeon 8500 Slow 2D DRI Enabled & Working

Hello all !

I've Radeon 8500 64 MB card and have quite annoying problem - DRI is working properly, but resizing or moving a window (I'm using IceWM, tried Gnome, KDE - same results) or scrolling quickly a webpage in mozilla causes quite high (45-70%) cpu impact (Athlon XP 1700+ & 512 MB DDR 266), I tried fglrx drivers, but nothing changed and I'm now using 'radeon' module, glxgears gave me 1800 fps with almost no cpu usage at all.Please, help me...
Old 12-02-2003, 09:01 PM   #2
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try the ati drivers again, theyre way better then dri. did you insert the fglrx module manually? that worked for me...
Old 12-04-2003, 08:47 AM   #3
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Hi, tried both fglrx and dri drivers (r200, radeon and even latest DRI trunk from cvs), now I'm downloading latest XFree CVS.Let's hope it solve the problem...


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