Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77084
No 3D acceleration playing tux racer or chromium
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
I can't seem to get more than 1 frame every 2 seconds with a Voodoo 3 3000 video
card. I didn't have problems with RH 7.x releases.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Tux Racer or Chromium
Actual Results: Slow performance
Expected Results: Fast performance
I've also tried Stealth III 540 agp card, same slow results. Also as root too.
Attach your X server log and config file using the link below.
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From your log file:
(II) TDFX(0): [dri] VideoRAM = 16384, VirtualXres = 1280, VirtualYres= 1024,
(WW) TDFX(0): [dri] To use DRI, with a 16Mb Voodoo 3 or Banshee card, you must
invoke the server using a maximum resolution of 1024x768 or lower.
The warning message clearly shows that you must use a resolution
of 1024x768 for 3D acceleration to work. This isn't a bug, just
a misconfiguration on your part.
I've just tested a Voodoo 3 3000 at 1024x768 with tuxracer and it
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It's still slow. Do I need to run as root? I use Icewm, do I need to use gnome?
No, you don't need to run as root, 1024x768 is the max res for DRI on this
card, but it certainly isn't the best performance-wise. If you want
better performance, configure for 640x480, or 800x600. The lower the res,
the faster performance you'll get because of 2 factors:
1) Lower res consumes less video memory for 2D, leaving more memory for 3D
2) Lower res means less work needs to be done for 3D, which speeds things up
Your window manager and/or desktop is irrelevant and wont affect
performance at all.
Please attach the output of 'xdpyinfo' and 'glxinfo' also as separate file
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I also have a Stealth III 540 video board with a S3 Savage4Pro+ gpu, would that
work better for the GL stuff than the voodoo 3?
You did not do what I told you to do. You are using 1280x1024.
You can NOT use resolution that high with 3D acceleration. It does _not_
work. And that is not a bug. It is a limitation of the video hardware
The files you've attached, clearly indicate you're using an illegal
video mode for 3D acceleration to work, and clearly indicate that
DRI is not enabled.
I've just pulled out a Voodoo 3, set it to 1024x768, and fired up a game
of tuxracer. It works perfectly, as does Return to Castle Wolfenstein,
although the latter doesn't perform the best - 3D is enabled and working
I'm closing this as WORKSFORME, as it works for me, and you're using
an invalid configuration for 3D.
To answer your Savage question - no, it wont perform or work better as
Savage is only supported 2D only, there is no 3D acceleration.