[Xorg] Solicitation of screen shots of new facilities in action...
d.jacobfeuerborn at conversis.de
Mon Aug 16 08:17:52 PDT 2004
I'm testing things on my own setup here right now (AthlonXP 2600+,
nforce2 based mainboard, ATI Radeon 9500pro, 512mb RAM) with mixed
success. What is the proper configuration that *should* give the
mentioned configuration the best possible performance right now (with
enabled composite extension)? Here are the things I'm worrying about
1) What kind of kernel of kernel config (2.6) do I need? Do I have to
load the "radeon" module? How do I detect from a running X that it is
2) What driver should I use? The included "radeon" or "ati"? Should the
binary driver from ATI work too? Would that be the best driver to use?
3) What should I put in the config? Is enabling the GLX extension
necessary to get good 2D performance? (don't care about 3D) What about
the DRI extension?
4) What steps should I perform to make sure X actually makes use of the
proper drivers and config options? (eg glxinfo, dpyinfo, etc.)
I'm trying to avoid filing bogus performance/bug reports based on a
faulty configuration. So far I have seen rendering errors, slow
performance and a freeze of the machine as soon as I start "glxinfo"
when using the ATI binary drivers. This is with a cvs checkout from
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