On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 18:47:31 +0100, Michal Kepien
> Hi there all Savage users!
> I've got problem with my Savage/IX card inside a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4270
> laptop. I've built all the software required to launch DRI for a Savage card
> (that is, X.org, Mesa and the kernel DRM module) from CVS. My glxgears result
> peaks at 394 fps, which I consider not that bad. I've also managed to run
> Quake II @ 1024x768 with a stable framerate of 17 frames per second! So at the
> beginning, thanks to all Savage developers for bringing us to this point.
> However, I've got a problem with DGA and I'm quite unsure whether this should
> already work or not. I haven't found anything on this topic on the net. Well,
> the problem is I can't use DGA correctly. It does launch, but the display I
> get is pretty far from what you can call a "usable environment" :-) This
> includes e.g. MPlayer and Starcraft with wine-20041019. When I start X, an
> entry "Loading extension XFREE86-DGA" appears in the logs and gives no errors.
> When I start MPlayer with the -vo dga option, the screen gets divided into
> several stripes of pixelised video. "Pixelised" means I get squares about
> 10 pixels wide (can't take any screenshots, I'm afraid). However, the picture
> isn't totally random, it resembles the correct output. But you cannot call it
> even a "satisfactory" one :-) Within MPlayer, keyboard shortcuts work (video
> navigation, exiting and all this stuff).
> Starcraft with wine-20041019 is a little bit more of a confusion. When I run
> wine as root, my display turns into an almost-random combination of pixels.
> Again, it _isn't_ totally random. I can e.g. see that rotating satellite dish
> in the main menu :-) (Well, actually it's more like a "coordinated motion of
> pixels that I sense is a satellite dish" ;-)) However, Starcraft gets my
> keyboard and mouse locked up - holding the POWER button is the only solution
> (heard of this _many_ times before).
> So, my question is: does any of you guys happen to have such problems or is it
> something with my specific configuration? Or maybe DGA support is still
> experimental? If so, take your time - I just wanna know whether I have anything
> to work with.
> Thanks in advance for any help and good luck to all of you out there!
> Michal Kepien
Did DGA work on savage with the old driver? I haven't used DGA in
ages. I suspect it may not work correctly when tiling is enabled
(tiled FB is needed for 3D). see if DGA works when you disable tiled
FB (option "disabletile" "true" in the device section of your config).
What are some good basic DGA test apps? If I have time I may look