Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-12-22
Ivanovic: michaellarabel: regarding your latest news about the i965g-restart:
Ivanovic: it is already merged to master
Ivanovic: cf http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/commit/?id=aa02683e45f1eaf61bba2ba7eeda7686efeed2ca
superdump: hello all
superdump: i upgraded my parents pc from ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10
superdump: the machine has an ati radeon 9200se (rv280)
superdump: now, the open source driver is supposed to be pretty good for this
superdump: i think they were using the open source driver before
superdump: but now it's hella slow when redrawing when switching windows
superdump: do i need to put some magic toggle in my xorg.conf to make it perform at all reasonably?
Ranakah: this is known issue... i have same problem too.. solved with desktop efect off
Kano: hi michaellarabel , why dont you fix your git repo
michaellarabel: Kano: It's on my todo list
superdump: Ranakah: i have desktop effects turned off already
superdump: maybe i should enable and disable them to see if it helps at all
superdump: does anyone else have any suggestions?
superdump: (re: poor performance of radeon 9200se [rv280] in ubuntu 9.10)
superdump: in terms of window redrawing
superdump: takes a few seconds to draw a window
Kano: why not get a newer card
Ivanovic: superdump: ehm, the card itself is *far* from fast
Ivanovic: it was damn slow at the time of its release...
superdump: Ivanovic: but redrawing a window never took seconds before
superdump: its 2D performance is not _that_ bad
superdump: nor its 3D performance
superdump: anyway, i disabled desktop effects and it's better, but still slow
Kano: i guess after xmas you get lots of old agp cards from old pcs for free ;)
superdump: Kano: because it's an old machine my parents have been using for a while
superdump: the issue is that graphics performance has degraded
Kano: then dont use it
Ivanovic: superdump: stay with the older program versions that still are performant
superdump: i think 'buy a newer card' is a poor solution really
superdump: but i'll see if i have any other agp cards
superdump: maybe the old matrox g450 will be better
Ivanovic: with this one you will have a real problem finding a driver...
Ivanovic: yeah, matrox linux support *sucks*
superdump: eh? matrox linux drivers used to be awesome
superdump: for 2D
superdump: what's happening to the world?
superdump: basic window manager performance on old cards degrades over time as the drivers are developed...?
Kano: well u patches the xserver too
Kano: maybe not only with positive patches
superdump: ok, so, i've found a radeon x800xt
superdump: as i recall, the problem with that was that the fan speed wasn't controlled by the drivers so it ran it at full speed
superdump: which is rather loud
superdump: so it got relegated to windows use only
Kano: there are replacement coolers
superdump: yes, but does anyone know if the fan speed is controllable yet?
Kano: does not matter with an ac replacemt cooler
superdump: noted, but i'd rather not buy anything new when i have stuff which should run perfectly well already
Kano: well you can install kanotix. install .28 kernel and use fglrx with a x800
Plagman_: michaellarabel : I believe this would make a nice addition to the test suite http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~aplattner/xrenderbenchmark/
michaellarabel: Hi plagman_. There is xrender benchmark already in PTS but will look at Aaron's changes to see if its worthy of incorporating as a new test profile.