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Hi Iv recently installed Suse 10 OSS on my Pc after gettting so annoyed with Micro$oft and they rubbish Os's. Its all installed no probs so I wnet around installing ...
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    Suse Gaming Problems


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    Iv recently installed Suse 10 OSS on my Pc after gettting so annoyed with Micro$oft and they rubbish Os's. Its all installed no probs so I wnet around installing UT2004 on they system. It all installed fine but when i came to fire it up it would get the UT splase screen and no further. So I had a look in the graphics ection of Yast and found 3d acceleration was disabled so I turned it on logged out and back in again to restart x server and tryed again. This time it got past the splas screen and went through the videos but they were flashing on and off with black and going very slow and juddery. I have also tryed Quake 4 with similar results. I have also downloaded and installed the drivers of the ATI site but it still wont work! I have a GeCube ATI 9250 256Mb grafics card. I have also noticed that it is being displayed as ATI RV280 5960 in SaX2. Is it using the wrong dirvers for it or what!?!?!

    All help on this would be very much aperciated!

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    ati 3d acceleration is really bad, it proly wont run anything

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    Have u done all the instructions? did u run fglrxconfig? (correct me if i am wrong) I managed to get 3D Accel from my ATI and i think the last thing u said its normal. I have a 9600 pro but u can only get 3d accel after running fglrxconfig, u can test it with glxgears and see the fps after and before instaling and configuring it, good luck :P

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    thanks for the help! Iv tryed running fglrxconfig but hasent made any difference apart from seeming to mess up sound so nothing plays now . I have also run glxgears and have got the following:-

    917 frames in 5.0 seconds = 183.400 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    838 frames in 5.0 seconds = 167.600 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    720 frames in 5.0 seconds = 144.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS

    Is this good or bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mytob
    917 frames in 5.0 seconds = 183.400 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    838 frames in 5.0 seconds = 167.600 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    720 frames in 5.0 seconds = 144.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS

    Is this good or bad?
    That's bad. The VESA driver gets framerates about that high on strictly CPU software rendering. If you have a functional 3D card, you should get somewhere in the 1,000fps range. (Mine gets around 8,000-10,000).
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    some how i think its time to ditch this ati and get a nvidia one! This is starting to get beyond me! What is the suport like for nvidia cards under linux? Does it also matter if you get a nvidia card from a company like sparkel for example? Would it still be able to use the standard nvidia drivers availabe through YasT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mytob
    What is the suport like for nvidia cards under linux?
    Quite good in my opinion. I've never had any driver issues with an Nvidia card in Linux, and I've owned 5.

    Does it also matter if you get a nvidia card from a company like sparkel for example? Would it still be able to use the standard nvidia drivers availabe through YasT?
    It does not matter and yes, all Nvidia-based video cards (aside from the *really* old ones like the TNT2) are supported by the official Nvidia drivers off their website and also by the ones you download through YaST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Quote Originally Posted by Mytob
    917 frames in 5.0 seconds = 183.400 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    838 frames in 5.0 seconds = 167.600 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    720 frames in 5.0 seconds = 144.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS
    840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 168.000 FPS

    Is this good or bad?
    That's bad. The VESA driver gets framerates about that high on strictly CPU software rendering. If you have a functional 3D card, you should get somewhere in the 1,000fps range. (Mine gets around 8,000-10,000).
    Erm... I have an MX4000 card with the nVidia proprietary driver installed & running, and I get a lot less than 1000 fps... Am I doing something wrong then?
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    Thanks for the help! Il stick my old geforce 4 in to see how it preformes and if it does well il get a geforce 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borromini
    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    That's bad. The VESA driver gets framerates about that high on strictly CPU software rendering. If you have a functional 3D card, you should get somewhere in the 1,000fps range. (Mine gets around 8,000-10,000).
    Erm... I have an MX4000 card with the nVidia proprietary driver installed & running, and I get a lot less than 1000 fps... Am I doing something wrong then?
    I'm not sure. The lowest-end card I've tried with Linux was an old Geforce 4 ti 4200, and it got in the 2,000-3,000 range. How low are your FPS?
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