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    Default Xpress 200M problems... again

    I have Xpress 200m card and recently upgraded my system to Jaunty. 3D now is very slow. Although Compiz is working fine, I can not play any 3D games. Even PPracer is very slow (7-9 FPS).
    Glxgears in Jaunty:
    1454 frames in 5.0 seconds = 290.765 FPS
    1737 frames in 5.0 seconds = 347.231 FPS
    1365 frames in 5.1 seconds = 269.623 FPS
    1718 frames in 5.0 seconds = 343.483 FPS
    I had above 1100 FPS in 8.10 with 6.12.1 OS driver from git.
    Today, I tried Fedora 11 LiveCD - the same problem. Glxgears gave only 140 FPS.
    I know that this is not the best place to post a bug report, but I am waiting for the perfect driver for this card for more than 2 years and ATI stopped supporting our cards. So, OS driver is only option for us. (I think it is too early for me to buy a new laptop).
    You can find my bug report here:https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ti/+bug/347569
    Thank you for any help.

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    Default I am back

    Alex, thank you very much for this link.
    I patched r300_context.c and now I am back:
    glxgears
    5655 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1130.871 FPS
    5656 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1131.106 FPS
    5654 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1130.648 FPS

    I am happy again.

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    Default Mesa regression in R300

    I am still trying to improve the 3d performance of my Xpress 200M in Ubuntu 9.04. Recently, Maciej Cencora introduced the set of patches to the radeon-rewrite branch that should solve the problem with R300 regression. I compiled this Mesa version, installed it and got the hard lockups of the system in some 3d games: etracer, nexuiz – a black window with the cursor in the left-up corner. However, Compiz works fine. Here what I did:
    1) downloaded the last version of radeon-rewrite;
    2) ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr;
    3) make;
    4) sudo make install; and restarted the system.
    I noticed that the libs were installed in the correct position. I also tried the last libdrm from xorg-edgers.
    Did I miss something or the new mesa stuff is still not ready for this card?
    Thank you.

    PS We are urgently waiting for a solution since fglrx does not support these cards in 9.04.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that the solution mentioned in the second post does not work either - it lockups the system after few minutes in the game.
    Last edited by sergus; 04-28-2009 at 02:59 PM.

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    Please file bug reports (https://bugs.freedesktop.org) for apps that don't work with radeon-rewrite so we can get them fixed.

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    Ok. I will post the bug report. But I first want to be sure that I correctly installed the Mesa stuff. Did I?

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    Hi!

    Please, can you post a step-by-step instructions for this? My Xpress200m and Jaunty drives me crazy...

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber76 View Post
    Please, can you post a step-by-step instructions for this?
    Thanks!
    I already did this in the post 4. If you need the link for downloading, it is here: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mes...ewrite.tar.bz2.
    Unpack it, cd to mesa-radeon-rewrite and go through the stages 2-4 mentioned in the post 4. This will work for Ubuntu. If you have another distro check --prefix (it might be different).
    Be prepared to reinstall mesa packages in Synaptic if you crash your system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergus View Post
    I already did this in the post 4. If you need the link for downloading, it is here: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mes...ewrite.tar.bz2.
    Unpack it, cd to mesa-radeon-rewrite and go through the stages 2-4 mentioned in the post 4. This will work for Ubuntu. If you have another distro check --prefix (it might be different).
    Be prepared to reinstall mesa packages in Synaptic if you crash your system.
    Thanks!

    I'll give it a try. Now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergus View Post
    I already did this in the post 4. If you need the link for downloading, it is here: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mes...ewrite.tar.bz2.
    Unpack it, cd to mesa-radeon-rewrite and go through the stages 2-4 mentioned in the post 4. This will work for Ubuntu. If you have another distro check --prefix (it might be different).
    Be prepared to reinstall mesa packages in Synaptic if you crash your system.
    Thanks!

    Do I need any special thinks to do this? I get this error, when try the first step:
    Code:
    bobber@bobber-laptop:~/Asztal/mesa-radeon-rewrite$ sudo ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
    ./autogen.sh: 16: autoreconf: not found

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