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John R. McPherson jrm21@c...
Tue Sep 23 10:03:49 NZST 2003

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 10:00:29AM +1200, Richard Stevenson wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Glenn Ramsey wrote:
> Hmm... don't Matrox have their own binary driver somewhere?
> > 3. PC with Athon XP 1800, running Xvnc 3.3.6. Viewed across 100 Mbit
> > ethernet from vncviewer on Windows.
> >
> > Machine 2 was the slowest at this task, so apparently there is no
> > hardware support for shading in the mga driver or the driver doesn't
> > like my hardware.  Machine 2 does however run glxgears the fastest.
> This tells me that your app doesn't use GLX, so it's probably doing all
> the rendering using the machine's CPU, RAM, $deity knows what else.  As
> the Duron 900 is the slowest machine you've got.

Also check the GLU libraries. For nvidia cards the binary driver includes
libGL and libGLU files - on my debian machine I had to make fake packages
to satisfy dependencies, otherwise a mesa (software) version of libGLU
(and libGL) got installed.

John McPherson
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