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Re: Googleearth on a Thinkpad - slow



He might be using fglrx which is different than the xorg ATI driver:

tubaman@inwha:~$ apt-cache search radeon
gatos - ATI All-in-Wonder TV capture software
radeontool - utility to control ATI Radeon backlight functions on laptops
rovclock - utility to control frequency rates of your Radeon card
xserver-xorg-video-ati - X.Org X server -- ATI display driver
fglrx-control - Control panel for the ATI graphics accelerators
fglrx-driver - Display driver for the ATI graphics accelerators
fglrx-driver-dev - Display driver for the ATI graphics accelerators (development files)
fglrx-kernel-src - Kernel module source for the ATI graphics accelerators


On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 06:03:00PM +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> Googleearth runs on my Thinkpad r50e but slowly, because it is using
> emulation of OpenGL according to the message that comes up.
> 
> My son has almost the same computer but runs Suse and he gets fast
> smooth rendering using the standard radeon driver, which is the right
> one for my video too. I thought the difference might be that he has the 
> AGPFastWrite option enabled in /etc/X11/xorg.conf but setting this makes
> no difference here. 
> 
> Any ideas about what is needed? Anyone got googleearth running on a
> similar machine?
> 
> 
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