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    Exclamation ATI X1200 series crappy Performance (X1270)

    Hi, Im using Ubuntu Jaunty on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, wich has an ATI Radeon x1270 integrated videocard.
    It seems to work fine, except when I try to run any 3D game, its just super slow. Videos play great, even using gnome compositing, Compiz Fusion runs pretty slow, but acceptable (I'd say 10~15 FPS, while using FLGRX in Ubuntu Intrepid was very smooth) and when I try GLXGEARS i get less than 300 fps (wich is VERY low)

    any ideas?xorg tweaks I can try? experiences?
    I know its a very low end card but it should at least run Neverball smoothly

    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]

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    Re: ATI X1200 series crappy Performance (X1270)

    Quote Originally Posted by sdm_cacto View Post
    Hi, Im using Ubuntu Jaunty on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, wich has an ATI Radeon x1270 integrated videocard.
    It seems to work fine, except when I try to run any 3D game, its just super slow. Videos play great, even using gnome compositing, Compiz Fusion runs pretty slow, but acceptable (I'd say 10~15 FPS, while using FLGRX in Ubuntu Intrepid was very smooth) and when I try GLXGEARS i get less than 300 fps (wich is VERY low)

    any ideas?xorg tweaks I can try? experiences?
    I know its a very low end card but it should at least run Neverball smoothly
    i have the same problem but with ATI Radeon X1200 Series

    anyone can help ?!

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    Re: ATI X1200 series crappy Performance (X1270)

    What happenes is that your card (and mine) is not supported anymore by ATI, but they opened part of the driver's code so now we use an open source driver, called RADEON wich is mantained by the community. While it works pretty well it's no good for playing 3D games (the video card is really slow by itself).

    My advice: turn off compiz, use desktop compositing (or not) and stay away for 3D games.

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    Re: ATI X1200 series crappy Performance (X1270)

    thnx for the advice
    good solution .. but i still search for a way to install my ati driver .. i got it from AMD but i can't install it
    this missage shows to me

    Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
    default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.32-22-generic; make sure that the version is being
    correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

    u know anything about that ?!

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    Re: ATI X1200 series crappy Performance (X1270)

    Yes,as I wrote above, the official driver (fglrx) is not supported for your card anymore, so you have to use either a really older version of ubuntu (8.04-8.10) or the open source dirver (RADEON) wich is what you use by default

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    Re: ATI X1200 series crappy Performance (X1270)

    The problem is that my x1200 used to be very slow but somewhat usable with the OSS drivers in 9.10 but after upgrading even that performance is completely gone. What happened?

    I know that x1200 is not a powerhouse but it works very smoothly with Vista.
    Last edited by Tomi Neste; May 25th, 2010 at 02:32 PM.

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