video suggestions? (was Re: [linux-elitists] Comprehensive ...)
Thu Dec 2 17:46:44 PST 2004
Quoting Adam Sampson (email@example.com):
> I've got a Radeon 9200SE (Rv280-based), and 3D performance is awful
> with the DRI drivers -- sufficiently so that I'm planning on going
> back to my old G400 next time I reboot. I bought it for the DVI port,
> which doesn't work at all in X either. Suffice it to say that I won't
> be buying another one.
Eh, well, I have no personal knowledge of the matter -- or any interest
in 3D -- and was just passing on what I saw on the subject, online.
Personally, about all I use as a console is sundry laptops.
The DRI Project does have technical mailing lists for those who are
The people involved _are_ very capable: If I understand correctly, the
core staff are the former Precison Insight guys.
I note from the FAQ/wiki pages that sundry chipsets do 3D properly only
at certain bit depths, and has dependencies on the amount of video RAM.
For that and similar reasons, you might want to consult the DRI mailing
lists -- but I personally have neither relevant experience nor interest.
 One poor sap who posted there, who probably attended to none of
those things, complained of getting only 14 fps in glxgears using a
Radeon 9100. Another with a mere Radeon 8500 LE reported 2200 fps.
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