Re: ATI Radeon 9250 256MB PCI
From: Henrik Carlqvist (Henrik.Carlqvist_at_deadspam.com)
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 20:45:41 +0200
David Hoyt Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I probably will have to tweak my xorg.conf file some when I get time, but
> right now I am pretty satisfied with the performance.
I have the following settings which I use for 9200 and 9250 cards in
# This loads the GLX module
# This loads the DRI module
Identifier "Powercolor Radeon 9200"
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
Option "AGPMode" "4"
Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
For DRI to work it is also important that you have the agpgart module
henca@balrog:~$ lsmod | grep agp
agpgart 42552 3
> On interesting, and annoying side effect of this card was a problem with
> xemacs. When I tried to start it, I got this :
> Fatal error: assertion failed, file dumper.c, line 559, ABORT() WARNING:
> Unable to auto-save your files properly. Some or all may in fact have
> been auto-saved.
My guess is that you get this error because you are out of space on a
partition. It should not be related to your card.
> I also ran 'glxgears' an got this output:
> 964 frames in 6.0 seconds = 160.667 FPS
With my 9200 I get:
14246 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2849.200 FPS
If I remember right I think the 9250 cards at work give about 2600 or
maybe 2400 fps. At work I have at least two different brands of 9250 cards
which gives a rather big difference in performance.
Another useful program is glxinfo:
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
Look for the line above to see that DRI is enabled. If you get a "No"
instead you could search for explanations in your Xorg.0.log.
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