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Old 04-07-04, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default bad perf with glxgears (400fps with geforce 2 MX)

I'm using mandrake 9.2 and i've just install kernel 2.6.4
I have a geforce 2 mx and i don't know why but i installed the driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg0.run and i succeed in having the logo nvidia and i have the twinview too. But when i run glxgears i've got 400fps max.

Have i forgot something in the kernel config?
help please!!!


here is my XF86Config-4
************************************************** **********************
# File generated by XFdrake.

# ************************************************** ********************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "fr"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-150

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "1:00:0"
Option "DPMS"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
Option "NvAgp" "3"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
Option "RenderAccel" "1"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "clone"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,TV"
Option "Metamodes" "1280x1024,800x600,640x480"
Option "TVOutFormat" "S-VIDEO"
Option "TwinView" "1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
EndSection

************************************************** ************************
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Old 04-07-04, 10:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: bad perf with glxgears (400fps with geforce 2 MX)

I think is ok , get ~400 fps on mx400 on ColorDepth 24 (duron @2Ghz)
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Old 04-07-04, 02:27 PM   #3
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really, i've read many config where it runs at 1000fps and more. In the winex readme it's written that under 500fps, you should reconfig your 3D. So i wonder if it's really ok. Of course with 16 bit ColorDeph it reaches 800fps...
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Old 04-07-04, 02:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: bad perf with glxgears (400fps with geforce 2 MX)

Back when I was using my Aopen GF2 MX400, I was having ~840fps with the 5336 and ~920fps with the 4620.
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Old 04-07-04, 05:24 PM   #5
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Default Re: bad perf with glxgears (400fps with geforce 2 MX)

did you do anything special? Have you just install mandrake 10.0 and it work perfectly?
If you were in 24b , there is a pb in my config? have you config your own kernel? because i'm a newbie in compiling and configuring kernel and i wonder if i forgot something.
Anyway when i was using my old kernel (2.4.23) i have the same perf.
I read many thing about SBA and Fast Writes, but i don't know how to enable them.

#cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/*
Fast Writes: Supported
SBA: Not Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000017:0x1f000104
Host Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133]
Fast Writes: Not Supported
SBA: Supported
AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x
Registers: 0x1f000207:0x00000104
Status: Enabled
Driver: NVIDIA
AGP Rate: 4x
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Disabled

I don't understand what is not supported and where and how modify this.
help please
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Old 04-08-04, 10:13 AM   #6
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You need to add in the /etc/modules.conf (2.4.x kernel) or /etc/modprobe.conf (2.6.x kernel)

Quote:
options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1
You could install the nvclock utility and tell me if the card has ddr or sdram
Here is my card (I think if you have sdram performance will be in the same range)

Quote:
./nvclock -i
NVClock v0.7

-- General info --
Card: nVidia Geforce 2 MX/MX400
PCI id: 0x110
GPU speed: 176.290 MHz
Bustype: AGP

-- Memory info --
Amount: 64 MB
Type: 128 bit SDR
Speed: 166.088 MHz

-- AGP info --
Status: Enabled
Rate: 4X
AGP rates: 1X 2X 4X
Fast Writes: Enabled
SBA: Unsupported
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Old 04-08-04, 10:48 AM   #7
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I try it but nothings happens. I add the line you tell me in modprobe.conf, i reload the nvidia module et restart X.
here is what nvclock returns to me

# nvclock -i
NVClock v0.7

-- General info --
Card: nVidia Geforce 2 MX 100/200
PCI id: 0x111
GPU speed: 174.997 MHz
Bustype: AGP

-- Memory info --
Amount: 32 MB
Type: 128 bit SDR
Speed: 165.958 MHz

-- AGP info --
Status: Enabled
Rate: 4X
AGP rates: 1X 2X 4X
Fast Writes: Disabled
SBA: Unsupported

it seems that fast writes is unsopported somewhere but i don't know where and how change this.
As you can see i use SDRAM
See my config:
Athlon 1.2 g // 256 SDRAM // geforce2 MX ( 32M SDRAM).
Maybe i'm wrong and my perfs are normal. but i don't think so
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Old 04-09-04, 06:29 AM   #8
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Default Re: bad perf with glxgears (400fps with geforce 2 MX)

There is something wrong. I got the same results. I tried the TNT card and got 400fps. nothing to do with fastwrite or SBA.
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Old 04-09-04, 02:02 PM   #9
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Hmmm... you have 400fps....
It seems that I have even bigger problems....glxgears shows max 285fps((
CPU: AthlonXP 2000+
MB Chipset: KT400
Video: GeForce2 MX400 64MB

nvclock shows that FastWrite and SBA are even Unsupported( but it must be software incompactiblity because my motherboard supports AGP 8x and I think it must support these features... Kernel is 2.6.5 (custom compile), but I had same performace on Mandrake 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 and know 10.0(

Somebody...pleasseee helpp((
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Old 04-10-04, 07:30 AM   #10
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are you sure to have correctly compile your kernel. can you show us your XF86Config-4. And it's surprising because with no custom kernel in my old mdk 9.1 i had the better perfs. I suppose with a 64Mb card you should have better perfs than mine. All this is surprising because i read in many forum that person with geforce 2 reach 1200/1500 fps.
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Old 04-11-04, 12:12 PM   #11
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XF86Config-4:
Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
HorizSync 30-96
VertRefresh 50-160

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"

# Option "SWCursor" "on"
# Option "HWCursor" "off"
Option "RenderAccel" "on"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
-----------------------------------------------

And nvclock results:
NVClock v0.7

-- General info --
Card: nVidia Geforce 2 MX/MX400
PCI id: 0x110
GPU speed: 199.656 MHz
Bustype: AGP

-- Memory info --
Amount: 64 MB
Type: 128 bit SDR
Speed: 149.742 MHz

-- AGP info --
Status: Enabled
Rate: 4X
AGP rates: 1X 2X 4X
Fast Writes: Unsupported
SBA: Unsupported
-------------------------------

I forget to say that 280fps is in 24bit colour depth.... I changed to 16bit now and have ~700fps.... of course it's not 1500fps and i would be very happy if I had such big fps too, but I'am realist Quake3 is working on 100fps now (not highest detail settings)... and when i had WindowsXP Quake3 worked ~100fps too with saime settings... So I think it's maximum that can do my video card...of course i can be wrong,maybe there is frame limit in quake:/ but probably video card is bad manufactured, I bought cheapest one (manufacture is Daytona) and it's not Asus quality
Thanks for your reply!
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Old 04-11-04, 01:19 PM   #12
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Quake3 frames are limited by com_maxfps. Set it to 0 and you get whatever your card can render
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