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DvD better playback and Games better performance within X

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#1 GhostSong



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Posted 28 May 2003 - 05:16 PM

Greetings ,

I Thought would be great to have an "open" topic which we can all talk/ask and share knowledge and opinions & thoughts about this issue

I'd like to share with you and that's why i made a start of something like this

Here we can discuss about DvD & Games performance not only within X and in general about our box's performance

So here we go ...

Using xine-ogle-mplayer is kinda great watching our movies

Playing some games within X which are using 3D ( if out card supports 3D within X )

The first thing which we must check is our hardware , then if our hardware's is supported by our distro and the related applications

Xine,ogle,mplayer , both of'em in their project sites have some info about the performance.

Xine - http://dvd.sourcefor...ml/howto-9.html

Ogle - http://www.dtek.chal....se/groups/dvd/

The most important is ( if it's supported ) to enable DMA ( stands for direct memory access ) so we can get a better performance of our combo/dvd/cdrom/cdrw/hdd

We can check if it's enabled with

hdparm /dev/hda | /dev/hdc

And much more which will be discused concerning our problems or thoughts,opinions

As for games , we can execute 3Ddiag to get some info and switch to :

/usr/X11R6/bin/switch2xf86_glx if it's necessary

*16/24bit* within X could cause the non 3D usage and vice versa


To be continued ...

#2 GhostSong



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Posted 08 June 2003 - 01:56 PM

Greetings ,

To Enable 3D is easy,the direct rendering is working though ?

We type : glxinfo |grep rendering

If what returns is Yes then we're set , otherwise we need to use the scripts to switch mesa,glx and perhaps install the necessary packages , devel and such


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