radeon driver: google earth not accelerated

Adam K Kirchhoff adamk at voicenet.com
Fri May 16 14:48:40 PDT 2008

On Fri, 16 May 2008 21:31:42 +0000
Jethro Tull <heavytull at hotmail.com> wrote:

> my Gcard is an ATI Mobility radeon X300; I'm using the Open source
> radeon driver compiled for Xorg, module version = 4.3.0.
> I don't understand why google earth is still so slow. this driver is
> claimed to provide full 3D acceleration. glxinfo actually confirms
> that the direct rendering is on.
> Some 3D screen savers are actually very fast, and do not eat the CPU
> resources. but google earth pushes the CPU to 100% load.
> _________________________________________________________________
> http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/msnnkmgl0010000009ukm/direct/01/

Use the 'driconf' program to configure the driver to disable low-impact
fallbacks.  The radeon driver is hitting an opengl function that it
doesn't accelerate in hardware, so it's falling back to software.  


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