Tuxracer slow?

Tuxracer slow?

Post by Whoeve » Sun, 09 Mar 2003 15:29:27

I have a problem with tuxracer.

When using a "standard" 2.4.19 kernel (from kernel.org), tuxracer is very

When using the latest Redhat 2.4.18-26.7x kernel, Tuxracer runs perfectly
well, with fps up to 130fps.

My graphics card is an ATI Rage 128.

In my 2.4.19 kernel config, I enabled DRM and selected the DRM 4.1  
driver for the ATI Rage 128

Can anyone suggest why tuxracer is so slow with the 2.4.19 kernel?


1. Matrox g450 + tuxracer = slow slow slow!!! [???]

I have a Matrox 16MB g450 DH on my dual 450MHz celeron linux box
(kernel 2.4.2-2smp).  It runs nicely for most stuff.  When i run
tuxracer (0.61) and other random nice looking games, it is so
unbelievably slow, i think my frame rate is about 1/10 frame/second.
(yes, one frame every 10 seconds).  I have tried it with both the
default XFree mga drivers (XFree86 4003) and with the beta drivers
from matrox (including mga_hal).  I have toyed with settings as per
many discussions i read on groups.google.com, and it has made very
little difference.

I thought "hmmm...maybe it's my machine", so I tried running tuxracer
on my linux box at work (Matrox 16MB g450 DH, 1.2GHz Athlon, kernel
2.4.something, tried both default and matrox beta drivers), and it is
equally as slow.

However, when running it on windows 98, ATI All-In-Wonder 128 (16MB,
Rage128 acceleration, bought in 1998!) with a single 450MHz celeron,
it is just *screaming* fast.  (Granted, it is also an OS port of the

The question:
Are Matrox cards just this slow for OpenGL?  Are they this slow for 3D
software in general?  Is there anything i can do to get fast 3D
graphics out of this card short of buying another card?


ps.  the email address under which i have posted *is* real (until i
recycle it).  Feel free to email responses.  If you're tired of spam,
check out www.sneakemail.com.

ObDisclaimer: I have reviewed the content of the two groups to which i
have posted this, and believe my post to be appropriate for them.
Please don't bite my head off if you disagree.

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