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Old 02-18-2005, 10:05 AM   #16
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My bad, the drivers are on the suse site somewhere, i would give you the link but my history got cleared accidentally,the drivers were uploaded on the 17. It comes with a kernal patch as well and gives you instructions on compiling it! I;m a total noob too and i did it. Search on the suse site for i586 9.2 ati drivers or something along that line.
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Hi Again,

I have downloaded the ATI drivers from 17/02 and followed the instructions to the letter to install. Everything appears to be OK, can anyone advise how I can tell without loading any games how I can determine whether 3D is enabled.

I have run the glxgears programs and I get the following:

33895 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6779.000 FPS


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With that kind of frames I am sure you have it working, but you can double check by typing "glxinfo" at the command promt. If it is working you will see something like "direct rendering: yes".
Old 02-19-2005, 02:30 PM   #19
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Cheers Njbrain,

I have checked with glxinfo and it does show "direct rendering: yes", so it's working fine.

Just a note to anyone else with ATI graphic cards, the display drivers released on the 17th Feb work fine .. just remember to follow the instructions to the letter.

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ATI X800 XT PCI-E (drivers 8.10.19)
shashilx@shashilx:~> glxgears
47591 frames in 5.0 seconds = 9518.200 FPS
50630 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10126.000 FPS
50617 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10123.400 FPS
50615 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10123.000 FPS
50616 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10123.200 FPS
50636 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10127.200 FPS
50605 frames in 5.0 seconds = 10121.000 FPS
shashilx@shashilx:~> fgl_glxgears
7463 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1492.600 FPS
7765 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1553.000 FPS
7672 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1534.400 FPS
7732 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1546.400 FPS
7695 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1539.000 FPS
7745 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1549.000 FPS

~ 30 each
Old 03-20-2005, 10:42 PM   #21
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I think I've followed all the steps in the readme, but it won't let me enable 3D acceleration in Sax and in glxinfo it says direct rendering: no. I was wondering if there was anything I could do, or anyway to remove the ATI drivers so that I could go back and try it all again.

EDIT: I messed around some more with it and it works fine now

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