larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 19 02:34:08 UTC 2007
On Monday 18 June 2007 09:14:04 pm Larry Hartman wrote:
> On Monday 18 June 2007 06:41:13 pm D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> > On Monday 18 June 2007, Larry Hartman wrote:
> > > 1) the open source ATI driver that typically comes with Linux
> > > 2) download and install the proprietary ATI driver
> > >
> > > In either case there will be no direct rendering.
> > Huh?
> > I'm using the proprietary ATI driver on an Am64 running in 32-bit mode.
> > The motherboard has an ATI chipset with crappy built-in video:
> > 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon
> > Xpress 200] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
> > Direct rendering is working:
> > name of display: :0.0
> > display: :0 screen: 0
> > direct rendering: Yes
> > [...]
> > client glx vendor string: ATI
> > Glxgears is giving numbers indicating a non-busted state for 3D:
> > 5626 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1125.083 FPS
> > 5598 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1119.413 FPS
> > 5500 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1099.981 FPS
> > 3724 frames in 5.0 seconds = 744.098 FPS
> > 468 frames in 5.0 seconds = 93.555 FPS
> > 458 frames in 5.1 seconds = 90.670 FPS
> > So I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I got this working with
> > distro packages, and switching "ati" to "fglrx" in xorg.conf. Not rocket
> > science. (If it required any kind of effort, I wouldn't bother.)
> > Now I'll grant you that the ATI drivers are always buggy. I abandoned
> > them last time because my computer crashed every time I logged out. This
> > time around, I haven't logged out yet, so I don't know about that one. I
> > do know I'm getting all kinds of weird rendering artifacts in web
> > browsers and text editors, and I assume I can thank the ATI drivers for
> > this.
> > No crashes in 22 days so far. That's not a bad track record for the
> > proprietary ATI drivers. :)
> > --
> > D. Michael McIntyre
> yes you are right...I am thinking of some other widget that doesn't
> work....my memory fails me here.
Memory caught up with me.....Composite capability is what is missing.
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