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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 11:10 pm    Post subject: Voodoo 5 Reply with quote

I've got Gentoo installed just fine, and X configured properly; I'm running KDE3.1 great, except for one little problem; I can't get hardware acceleration for my Voodoo 5. I've got DRI enabled in my XF86Config file, but when I run glxgears, I only get about 260fps. What am I missing?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It helps more if you post the rest of your systemspecs with it.
I run glxgears in the default window on 120 fps on my system
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:08 am    Post subject: system specs Reply with quote

Okay, I've got a 64mb Voodoo 5 5500 running on a celeron 1400 clocked at 1570MHz, 512mb of CAS 2 PC-133 memory, a 40GB Maxtor ATA-133 7200RPM HDD. Is there anything else that would help for info? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, then even in fullscreen it should run faster.
Tried it by starting twm as a windowmanager instead of KDE ? might make a difference.
Also look in /etc/X11/XF86Config and make sure glx is set (remove the #)

might make a difference.
dont have a voodoo, havent had to makre it work either, but it should run a LOT faster then my machine.
do you run GLXGEARS in fullscreen or not.
Do you have a bunch of services running?
when started up, open a terminal and do a top. see if there is other crap running that uses cpu.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, even in twm it runs about the same. I've got glx set. I've never been able to get a Voodoo 5 working with hardware acceleration under linux, so I'm not really sure what I'm missing. GLXGEARS is not running in full screen either, and it's a brand new installation, I don't have anything utilizing a lot of CPU time.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have a look in this thread.
I believe voodoo5 uses the same stuff as a voodoo3 only the 5 has more chips on the card for more speed. This might be an interesting thread.

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=192539#192539
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2003 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When initially installing, and before emerging KDE3.1, I didn't put either 3DFX or voodoo3(or 5 or whatever) in my USE flags. Could that be causing my problems do you think?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it could be.
did you re emerge xfree with your new useflags??
might make a difference.
might also be related to kernel.
maybe recompile kernel with new use settings and 3dfx and stuff enabled (maybe as modules or maybe nbot as modules) and emerge xfree again with it.
or if you run stable, just use the GRP package from the rc2 iso cd, and see if that will work.
I noticed myself using the GRP to save me every now and then when I tweak too much on mine.
I'm prety sure the GRP xfree is compiled with standard options on it.
There is also more support availiable on that version compared to the new 4.3 branch

try tuxracer.
On my laptop it runs at 1 fps, on a redhat system with 700 mb and a pIII 500 and a Matrox G400 it runs fluently
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2003 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, adjusting the use flags and recompiling XFree seemed to take care of the problem. I added 3dfx and glxgears now runs at 1600fps. Haven't tried tuxracer yet, but I'm almost positive that my problem is taken care of. Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2003 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently got my voodoo5 working so that I could play counter-strike :) I think that you want to leave "voodoo3" out of your use flags, because that specifies a voodoo3, when left out, it assumes voodoo4 or 5.

You will also want to edit this section of your /etc/X11/XF86Config file:

Code:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver      "tdfx"
#    Driver      "vesa"
    VideoRam    65536
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


I just commented out the original "vesa" driver and put tdfx. That's the voodoo driver. I added the videoram for safe measure (which I got from what the sytem read at boot time). My screens a little wavy now, but I'm just glad it works.

Who knows, might make a difference.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, could you please post your entire XF86config file. I'm having troubles as well and this would immensly help me (expexially the screen section).
Thanks a lot.

josh wrote:
I recently got my voodoo5 working so that I could play counter-strike :) I think that you want to leave "voodoo3" out of your use flags, because that specifies a voodoo3, when left out, it assumes voodoo4 or 5.

You will also want to edit this section of your /etc/X11/XF86Config file:

Code:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver      "tdfx"
#    Driver      "vesa"
    VideoRam    65536
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


I just commented out the original "vesa" driver and put tdfx. That's the voodoo driver. I added the videoram for safe measure (which I got from what the sytem read at boot time). My screens a little wavy now, but I'm just glad it works.

Who knows, might make a difference.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sure thing. Some details, I took this from my old slackware config that worked. So it gave me a good base to start from (a better base than the XF86Config.example file).

http://lotuseaters.no-ip.com/~elfpower/XF86Config
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much. It fixed my problem, I don't even know what it was! :D
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2003 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha , cool!
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