Thanks for the replies. Having updated to the latest xorg-edgers I am also seeing a BIG improvement on openarena - I am now getting approx 60FPS on r300g which is significantly faster than the 44FPS I was getting on r300
I am also getting in excess of 1600 FPS on glxgears, so it seems that a recent update has made some significant improvements.
Google Earth is slightly faster than it was, however it is still too slow to use, so not sure what's up with that.
I haven't been able to try Nexuiz yet I'm afraid.
For general desktop use I have found the Gallium driver very reliable - barely any difference between r300 and r300g in this respect, but that's probably to be expected.
Overall I have been very impressed with the r300g driver so far, and is clear that issues are being resolved a fast rate - keep up the good work!!!
For the last week or so, Gallium3d updates are killing Compiz. My desktop locks up after being displayed. I need to rotate the cube to see screen updates. Frustrating. There is bug report already open.
Bah... I just remembered that Ubuntu did something really stupid and stopped using compiz-manager as the default script for starting compiz, so I'm not sure if there is a supported way to enable LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT for compiz in Ubuntu these days.
I guess you could install fusion-icon (which I believe is still in the Ubuntu repos) and use that to start compiz. Inside fusion-icon there is an option to enable Indirect Rendering.
what is your plan, when will you add the r600g driver to the xorg-edgers ppa? It can already run glxgears and ioquake games (if I remember correctly), so it might be in a state to start testing it/regularly checking out how it evolves.