News ATI drivers

Gabor Gombas gombasg at
Thu Sep 13 09:42:09 PDT 2007

On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 11:52:57AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:

> Alan, I'm sorry to be wasting your time with this piddly-assed thread.  The 
> point I've made, and which no one will just ignore, was that I went out and 
> spent something like $90 US, to buy a card that could do such as the more 
> recent google earth, or if I was really in a mood to waste time, play tux 
> racer.  That ati card, running on the radeon driver, isn't capable of doing 
> google earth without major breakups in the imaging, and tux racer's response 
> to keyboard input is so slow as to be un-playable when the video is taking so 
> much cpu the keyboard is ignored for 1 to 3 seconds at a time.  I was getting 
> <250 fps from glxgears with it, at 95%+ cpu, now with a Jaton GForce 6200-256 
> and nvidia drivers I get 1500 or so with just a few % of cpu usage.

/var/log/Xorg.0.log for the machine in my office:

(--) Chipset ATI Radeon 9200SE 5964 (AGP) found

glxgears reports around 900 fps with ~20% CPU. I've used Google Earth a
couple of times and it worked without any problems. I don't do gaming so
I have no idea about tuxracer performance. The only problem is it has no
DVI output, but it still produces a very nice picture on a brand-new 20"
Dell flat panel.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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