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Old 09-25-04, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Bad FPS with 61.11 drivers? Read this!

I have tried absolutely everything and read everything within this forum and also tried to read from users on other discussion boards and real life and it took some time to figure out, and since I figured out what it was, I though I might share it with you guys so you know what to do if you somewhat get nvidias 61.11 driver to install, but you get pathetic fps.

I added the Option "NvAGP" "1" to the XF86Config file as everybody said you should try, I also reinstalled the NVIDIA 61.11 drivers from time to time. But the most important discovery was when everything was running slow as in <20fps, a friend of mine said our demo autumn dreams ran perfectly with gl support.

By then I figured out it hadn't to do with GL, the kernel or anything like that, but supposedly with SDL. All other apps (which I presume was SDL GL) did run slow so that made some sense.

I made sure to update my CDROM links in the software media manager (cd 1,2,3, but the first one is the one that makes the differnce) to point to a ftp-site with current updated versions of the distribution.

Anyway, afther installing (not updating) the latest "SDL-devel-*" package, my glxgears execution left from <20fps and popped out 2500fps, I screamed out in happyness since I've been struggeling with this for the last 24 hours.

I have also run this session for a good while without kde crashing and hang the computer for me and I have my hopes up (haven't applied the patch in the sticky though, that I'll do if I get into problems again).

Good luck fellas.
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Old 09-26-04, 09:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bad FPS with 61.11 drivers? Read this!

I see I have >60 views but no reply, if this helped anybody, can you please reply, or also post alternative solutions? I would be nice to know...
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Old 09-26-04, 12:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bad FPS with 61.11 drivers? Read this!

Well, I had this "bad FPS with 6111"-problem on several different computers (at least 4) and every time re-installing the drivers fixed it. Strange... So I needed to install the drivers 2 times in a row to get them working.

This problem did not appear with any previous driver versions.
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Old 09-26-04, 02:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Bad FPS with 61.11 drivers? Read this!

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I see I have >60 views but no reply, if this helped anybody, can you please reply, or also post alternative solutions? I would be nice to know...
Well to be honest I'm quite surprised by your solution. Altough I guess most Linux games use SDL I am positively sure that glxgears do not use SDL:

Code:
$ ldd /usr/bin/X11/glxgears
                libGL.so.1 => /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 (0x40031000)
        libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x40099000)
        libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x400a8000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib/tls/libpthread.so.0 (0x4016f000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib/tls/libm.so.6 (0x4017e000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/tls/libc.so.6 (0x401a1000)
        libGLcore.so.1 => /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1 (0x402dc000)
        libnvidia-tls.so.1 => /usr/lib/tls/libnvidia-tls.so.1 (0x409b4000)
        libdl.so.2 => /lib/tls/libdl.so.2 (0x409b7000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
So I my guess is reinstalling SDL had a good side effect. Just to be sure not to miss anything could you tell us what's you distro, gfx card and what SDL version you eventually install.
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