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  • #11
    HaHaHa
    I'm happy today...


    root@arpia:/opt/xorg/bin# DRI_PRIME=0 glxgears
    Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
    approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
    303 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.501 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.006 FPS
    ^C
    root@arpia:/opt/xorg/bin# DRI_PRIME=1 glxgears
    Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
    approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
    8350 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1669.853 FPS
    7808 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1561.494 FPS

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    • #12
      Originally posted by fritzls View Post
      HaHaHa
      I'm happy today...
      fritzl, which xf86-video-ati version are you using?

      zzippy

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      • #13
        Originally posted by zzippy View Post
        fritzl, which xf86-video-ati version are you using?

        zzippy
        I'm using quantal with proposed enabled and last from xorg edgers ( the last update yesterday was the one turn everything working).

        good to know that at last this work.
        Not yet a GPU SWITCH, Still 2 cards working same time. But a good start.. Very good.

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        • #14
          since using the ati with prime didnt return me 0 of error when starting compiz or unity by hand.
          If someone here know what and where to change to turn this automatic when unity r compiz start in ubuntu. You are welcome. i'm lazy today to dig in it.

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          • #15
            Hrm, thought you would run some X manually built to /opt/xorg? Sent you a pm ;-)

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            • #16
              Originally posted by zzippy View Post
              Hrm, thought you would run some X manually built to /opt/xorg? Sent you a pm ;-)


              Yes. I replay your msg.

              And yes to. Any program I start using with prime is working and well. same the vmware 9 that with intel driver the 3d is a mess. Seems working better now. Less problems.

              But mine wish was to start ubunt/unit/compiz with this by default. Now with the unity/unity-greeter/compiz. The parser files inside /usr/bin "unity" and "compiz" arent used anymore.
              MAYBE this kind of hardware like mine work when using the "--setprovideroutputsource" mode ( like the usb one) . But I didn't test this. since when I use this in mine AMD card. The screen freeze because there is not the EDP/output configured. I need enter by ssh to try it.

              Ohh. but when using the ofload PRIME the both cards still working together. If you disable with vgaswitcheroo everything crash. and STILL no a way of SWITCH the card. INTEL/AMD.

              But the PRIME OFFLOAD is working 100%.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by fritzls View Post
                Any program I start using with prime is working and well.
                Since you already have working setup, maybe you check some gaming PTS benchmarks?

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
                  Since you already have working setup, maybe you check some gaming PTS benchmarks?
                  The problem with games is I didn't play with them, mine environment is not prepared with BENCHMARKS programs, Is more a personal computer and the only one i tested was quake and just for proof concept.
                  but I can try. this weekend.

                  One funny thing i discovered today is. when using glxgears in discrete graphics card with the card ON I get a number of fps. If i disable the discrete card with vgaswitcheroo ( for energy). The glx still work but with almost the half of the frames.


                  More than integrated intel. but half from when discrete was ON.

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                  • #19
                    cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
                    0:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0
                    1IS: :Pwr:0000:01:00.0
                    2IS-Audio: :Pwr:0000:01:00.1

                    Intel
                    DRI_PRIME=0 glxgears
                    Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
                    approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
                    303 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.463 FPS
                    300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.999 FPS
                    300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.000 FPS

                    AMD6850M
                    DRI_PRIME=1 glxgears
                    Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
                    approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
                    8352 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1670.398 FPS
                    7717 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1543.377 FPS
                    8244 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1648.767 FPS

                    echo "OFF"> /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
                    cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
                    0:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0
                    1IS: :Off:0000:01:00.0
                    2IS-Audio: :Off:0000:01:00.1


                    DRI_PRIME=1 glxgears
                    libGL error: failed to load driver: r600
                    libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
                    3158 frames in 5.0 seconds = 631.599 FPS
                    3181 frames in 5.0 seconds = 636.130 FPS
                    3096 frames in 5.0 seconds = 619.057 FPS


                    What? the libgl render using CPU in this case?


                    Seems yes..

                    DRI_PRIME=1 LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxgears
                    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/tls/r600_dri.so
                    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/r600_dri.so
                    libGL error: failed to open drm device: Invalid argument
                    libGL error: failed to load driver: r600
                    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/tls/swrast_dri.so
                    libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/swrast_dri.so
                    libGL: Can't open configuration file /etc/drirc: No such file or directory.
                    libGL: Can't open configuration file /home/arpia/.drirc: No such file or directory

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