Racy: glxgears?

On my laptop, running glxgears hangs the system. A black window appears, but no gears inside.

Mesa was compiled in T2, so I had a go at recompiling it myself. The T2 configure options:

./configure --prefix=/usr/X11R7 --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu --enable-gallium-swrast --enable-gallium-svga --enable-gallium-i915 --enable-gallium-i965 --enable-gallium-radeon --enable-gallium-r600

...after I recompiled, glxgears still hangs.

So I tried just this:
./configure --prefix=/usr/X11R7 --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu

...this time, glxgears does work. A problem though, the DRI drivers are much bigger, like up from about 2MB each to 3MB, bumping the entire package up by 10MB (uncompressed).

I am wondering if the problem is just with either my particular laptop, or the Intel DRI driver. I would greatly appreciate feedback from Racy testers, try 'glxgears'. Let me know what video you have (Intel, nVidia, etc., if you know).

If you don't have the glxgears binary handy (it isn't in Racy), it is here:
...gunzip, be sure to set the execute flags.

Posted on 29 Oct 2011, 17:09


Posted on 29 Oct 2011, 17:20 by 01micko
glxgears ok here
Racy ootb, radeon,

# lspci|grep -iE vga
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Cedar PRO [Radeon HD 5450]

# glxgears
2671 frames in 5.0 seconds = 534.172 FPS
2666 frames in 5.0 seconds = 533.068 FPS
2670 frames in 5.0 seconds = 533.939 FPS
2663 frames in 5.0 seconds = 532.430 FPS
2673 frames in 5.0 seconds = 534.421 FPS

Posted on 29 Oct 2011, 18:17 by tronkel
919 frames in 5.0 seconds = 183.727 FPS
1090 frames in 5.0 seconds = 217.852 FPS
1083 frames in 5.0 seconds = 216.598 FPS
1093 frames in 5.0 seconds = 218.591 FPS
1071 frames in 5.0 seconds = 214.064 FPS
1075 frames in 5.0 seconds = 214.754 FPS

Video card is ATI Radeon 3450. Gears graphic runs very smoothly

Posted on 29 Oct 2011, 18:23 by pemasu
intel freezes for me too
Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 12) 0.0 VGA compatible controller

Acer laptop aspire 5820TG with dual graphics, intel/ATI....

Intel driver was choosed and used, checked with LPH report tool. Glxgears downloaded and in console, launches glxgears screen in console and then hangs. Powerbutton and hard shutdown was needed.

Posted on 29 Oct 2011, 18:41 by L18L
glxgears VIA C7-D
# glxgears
240 frames in 5.0 seconds = 47.867 FPS
250 frames in 5.0 seconds = 49.970 FPS
239 frames in 5.0 seconds = 47.765 FPS
198 frames in 5.0 seconds = 39.547 FPS
190 frames in 5.0 seconds = 37.937 FPS
251 frames in 5.0 seconds = 50.152 FPS
259 frames in 5.0 seconds = 51.793 FPS
306 frames in 5.0 seconds = 61.080 FPS


Posted on 29 Oct 2011, 18:43 by Terryphi
# lspci|grep -iE vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
# glxgears
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
378 frames in 5.0 seconds = 75.409 FPS
376 frames in 5.0 seconds = 75.129 FPS
352 frames in 5.0 seconds = 70.331 FPS
376 frames in 5.0 seconds = 75.130 FPS
376 frames in 5.0 seconds = 75.125 FPS

Posted on 29 Oct 2011, 20:36 by Sage
1024 & SiS again/Racy
Got a 'black screen' with message on Asrock board with SiS on-board video chipset. However, CNTRL-ALT-BKSPCE + Xorgwizard immediately gave 1024x768 with 24bit colours at first ask. Is this the 56/59 issue?

Posted on 30 Oct 2011, 16:54 by BarryK
Re glxgears and Intel
Sorry, I should have been a bit more explicit about how to report on what video hardware you have.

Well, you can do this from your currently running Puppy, if it has the intel DRI drivers:

Look in file /var/log/xorg.0.log and search for "i9" or "i8", then you can find out whether Xorg is loading the i810_drv.so, i915_drv.so or i965_drv.so.

On my laptop, it is the i965_drv.so that is the culprit.

Posted on 30 Oct 2011, 20:44 by kirk
--enable-gallium-i915 --enable-gallium-i965

I don't think you want that. I'm out of town right now so I can't check, but it seems like the intel gallium stuff is not recommended.

Posted on 30 Oct 2011, 23:31 by pemasu
intel and i965_dri.so
(II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib/dri/i965_dri.so

That is what is loaded in my Dpup Exprimo

I can check /var/log/Xorg.0.log in Racy also if needed.

Posted on 31 Oct 2011, 7:34 by BarryK
Re Intel Gallium
Thanks for the feedback. I had better report this on the T2 email list, request a configure change for mesa.

Posted on 24 Aug 2012, 9:21 by kaeza
Hello can you provide links to Intel i965 DRI drivers for Lucid Puppy 525?