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  • HOWTO: 3D Acceleration for ATI cards (works for SuSE, Mandriva and Debian)

    HOWTO: 3D Acceleration for ATI cards (works for SuSE, Mandriva and Debian)

    There is a howto on installing the 8.28.8 ATI 3D-Drivers, titled:

    HOWTO: "3D Acceleration for ATI cards (works for SuSE, Mandriva and Debian)" at

    http://linuxhelp.150m.com/ati/ati.htm
    http://linux.50webs.org/ati/ati.htm
    http://m.domaindlx.com/LinuxHelp/ati/ati.htm (mirror)

    Jade @ http://linux.coconia.net/

    Note that http://linux.coconia.net/ site has been forced closed by whoever runs www.100webspace.com.

    It seems that they did not like me publishing pictures like these:



    George Bush, President of the USA.



    Bush praying at Wailing Wall.Tony Blair with Britain's Chief Rabbi.



    Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.



    Putin and Russia's Chief Rabbi, Berel Lazar.



    Bush and Angela Merkel (Angela Kasner).

    For more photos, see:
    http://chapelhill.indymedia.org/news/2007/01/54672.php or,
    http://cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2007/01/24276.php or,
    http://arizona.indymedia.org/news/2007/01/54672.php

    Suggestions for changes or additions welcome.
    Last edited by Jade; 03-20-2008, 03:37 AM.

  • #2
    On one of the other threads here, I saw that someone claimed his 9200 was clocking over 12,000/5 = 2,400 FPS for glxgears.

    Is this correct. Here's what I get with my card:

    8.28.8 ATI Drivers + 8.14.13 libGL.so.1.2 shared libraries

    Radeon A9250 128 MB card from ASUS (RV280 5960).


    # glxgears
    6090 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1218.000 FPS
    6784 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1356.800 FPS
    6787 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1357.400 FPS
    6788 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1357.600 FPS

    # fgl_glxgears
    Using GLX_SGIX_pbuffer
    870 frames in 5.0 seconds = 174.000 FPS
    990 frames in 5.0 seconds = 198.000 FPS
    962 frames in 5.0 seconds = 192.400 FPS
    987 frames in 5.0 seconds = 197.400 FPS
    Last edited by Jade; 10-04-2006, 07:33 AM.

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    • #3
      What other components are you using in the system?

      I'll run some glxgears next time I have any Radeon 9250 systems powered up. I know some others on the forums have reported higher results.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        What other components are you using in the system?

        I'll run some glxgears next time I have any Radeon 9250 systems powered up. I know some others on the forums have reported higher results.
        CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+
        VIA KM400/KM400A chipset
        AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xd0000000
        ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]
        1024 MB DDR 333MHz

        Sorry about the delay.

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        • #5
          Have you tried the open-source drivers lately for your setup? How has its performance compared?
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael View Post
            Have you tried the open-source drivers lately for your setup? How has its performance compared?
            No,... but I got these results from the Nividia on-board GeForce 6150 (with Nividia's driver package NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8776-pkg2.run)

            #glxgears
            5182 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1036.400 FPS
            5528 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1105.600 FPS
            5530 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1106.000 FPS
            5531 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1106.200 FPS

            So it is about the same as the performance from the ATI Radeon 9250.

            Actually, the games performance seems generally better than that of the ATI Radeon 9250 (but maybe that is because the machine is more recent).

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            • #7
              Maybe I should make it clear to ATI and friends.

              The reason I have moved to nVidia for my new computer (and now my brothers) is due to the sad state of the Linux ATI drivers.

              There seems to be nothing wrong with ATI cards themselves. It was just the nightmare getting them to work with Linux that motivated the change.

              I think they call it, "Voting with one's feet/money."

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              • #8
                The http://linux.coconia.net/ site has been forced closed by whoever runs www.100webspace.com.

                It seems that they did not like pictures of GW Bush praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, with a Jewish Skullcap on, and others of Bush celebrating Chanukah, and others with him cavorting with dozens of rabbis.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post
                  I'll run some glxgears next time I have any Radeon 9250 systems powered up. I know some others on the forums have reported higher results.
                  Michael. Did you ever get round to doing this?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jade View Post
                    Michael. Did you ever get round to doing this?
                    Not yet, as you can imagine I have a very busy schedule. You may be in the recent part of this thread -- http://phoronix.net/forums/showthread.php?t=256 as the performance DRI figures have been discussed there.
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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