So far, I am pretty happy with my AMD64 PhenomII X3 with a nVidia Corporation G72 [GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS] video card upgraded to OpenSuSE v.12.1. Right now, I just install FlightGear package and fgfs uses 100% CPU resources while the video is sluggish. I sure would like to fix this problem by enabling a video accelerator but don’t know how. Anyone?
glxinfo |grep direct
direct rendering: Yes
GL_EXT_Cg_shader, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_direct_state_access,
What frame rates get reported via
Here is the output from glxgears:
*** NOTE: Don't use glxgears as a benchmark.
OpenGL implementations are not optimized for frame rates >> 60fps,
thus these numbers are meaningless when compared between vendors.
5868 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1173.502 FPS
6049 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1209.705 FPS
5980 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1195.857 FPS
5215 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1039.251 FPS
288 frames in 5.0 seconds = 57.384 FPS
281 frames in 5.0 seconds = 56.055 FPS
The last two FPS entries shown above were obtained when glxgears ran on a full window size of 1440x1050. Like fgfs, glxgears also consumes 100% CPU resources regardless the window size.
With respect, that shows the rpms are installed. It does not show that the drivers are loaded.
The only truely reliable way that I know of checking to see what drivers are loaded is to look at the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. Do NOT post that file contents here ! If you must share its contents, then put it on a pastebin site (designed for sharing) such as SUSE Paste.
Thanks. It looks like I am stuck with the high usage of CPU resources when FlightGear is run. Ironically, the FlighGear site says that fgfs will run smoothly on an old Pentium III (clocked @700MHz) with an accelerated video card. We all know that an AMD64 PhenomII X3 CPU clocked @2GHz is way much faster than a Pentium III clocked @700MHz, yet fgfs uses up 100% CPU resources. Something isn’t right.