I installed the phoronix test suite and I love it. Such a great idea and its implemented very well. I set it to test the universe suite last night and woke it up it still running. I was stuck in etqw-demo and it seemed to be going through the demo fine. However I noticed that there was huge massive slowdowns when there were what I can only assume are decals on the screen (rocket hit on the side of the building). (The decals were all black squares with the detail in the middle, like the alpha blending isn't working.) So slow to the point where it was 1 fp/30sec. I tried to force quit etqw through ttl6 with htop but I ended up just killing my xsession with ctrl-alt-backspace. I reran just the etqw-demo benchmark and first noticed the slowdown he jumped off the motorcycle and went up the hill, then a large black square emerged in the sky which slowed it down completely and eventually the black square looked like it was suppose to be a lens flare from a shot perhaps? I killed my xsession again and returned to the desktop. I couldn't find any similar problems on any etqw forums however.
My question is how to I run the demo without running the timedemo to see if I can find any terminal output?
9600xt with ati propriety 8.5 drivers on Ubuntu 8.04 32bit.
according to this page http://qwtracker.com/faq/help/readme.html soft particles don't work on ati cards and the option should be grayed out? its not but if I enable it it kills the speed and rendering is messed up