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Old 05-10-2007, 10:00 AM   #1
niteshadw
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openSuSe 10.2 & Beryl - lagging a little


I have installed a fresh copy of opensuse 10.2 and followed the following howto (http://en.opensuse.org/Beryl) but I installed the ATI drivers using the following howto (http://en.opensuse.org/Howto/ATI_Driver). Everything appears to be working okay, but its a little sluggish, meaning that scrolling thought web sites lags a little as well as resizing windows lags. Is there anything I can do to make it better and make it run more smoothly as it did before but using Beryl?

glxinfo:
name of display: :0.0
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on 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_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method,
GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_hyperpipe,
GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, 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_SGI_video_sync, 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: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700 Series
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (2.0.6400 (8.35.5))
OpenGL extensions:
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
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x2c 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x2d 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 None
0x2e 32 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 Ncon
0x2f 32 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Ncon

=====================================================

fglrxinfo:
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700 Series
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (2.0.6400 (8.35.5))

Would it have anything to do with the line:
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".

I would appreciate any suggestions, thanks.

Last edited by niteshadw; 05-10-2007 at 10:04 AM.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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no, it really doesnt have anything to do with the direct rendering thing: when xgl is running, you don't get direct rendering. if you were to disable xgl and do glxinfo again, direct rendering would be back. unfortunately, beryl + xgl + ati slows the computer down quite abit. not much you can do, really, until amd opensources the drivers.
you could change some configuration settings in beryl, though. that may make it slightly faster. right click on the tray icon, and open the beryl settings.
under General Options > Main > Texture filter> change it to fast
under General Options > Main > Lighting > uncheck it
under General Options > Main > Sync to VBlank > uncheck it
just go through the rest of the settings, and disable things like "Mipmap". the overall quality may go down, but the speed may also go up.

:-D
--drew
 
Old 05-17-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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Hi,

Try using the instructions for Beryl + Aiglx. I meet a lot of people with ATI cards that experience slow performance while using XGL.

Sam
 
Old 05-18-2007, 02:16 AM   #4
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@samstar : can ati cards run aiglx now? last time I tried it wasn't working..
 
Old 05-18-2007, 04:29 AM   #5
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Well you could be right. I just read an article that says that ATI isn't building support for AIGLX in their drivers. Still, some people I've assisted have had success with it, some don't. Why don't you go back to XGL, and try the desktop with 'composite' in the xorg.conf file disabled. That's about all else I can recommend.

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