Cause glx_gears is not a benchmark. it doesnt have to show more fps just because your card is better.
Please do not contribute code to anything I care about. Your ideas on performance metrics are absolutely bass-ackwards.
GLXGears is not a benchmark. It takes one very very very tiny part of the OpenGL spec and runs it as fast as it can. Using this as any sort of performance metric is like comparing word processors based on how fast a held key fills a file. Graphics cards accelerate 3D tasks, and if newer drivers do that better, but have a mildly slower GLXGears score, then that just means that they have their priorities straight.
Seriously: You are misunderstanding what GLXGears was written for. The whole idea is that you run it before setting up Utah GLX, and then you run it again afterwards, to see if 3D acceleration was being enabled on your Matrox G200 or NV Riva 128. It should have been removed years and years ago. It no longer matters in any way.
Oh, bonus: You're almost certainly grossly CPU limited. Congratulations.
Should make a GPU, pixel shaded, glxgears! glxgears2 maybe?
I agree that I just use glxgears to test if OpenGL is working. Although this can be tested in other ways. Running a game would be the best way to truly test it anyway. To get a better understanding of how much of a difference hardware acceleration would make.
anyone experiencing XV corruption? after i got this version i now get:
I haven't checked video yet. Seems fine otherwise.
I just upgraded my box to Ubuntu 8.04 and now I have strange problems with one app (Stepmania) with the new drivers. Background movies in this game totally slow down everything to just a few frames per second. Before that, in Ubuntu 7.10 with the 100.14 drivers, everything was fine and very smooth.
My card is a GeForce 7050 IGP. Sure, it's not the fastest, but it isn't THAT slow -- something as simple as these background videos has to run fine.