From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com)
Date: Tue 08 Feb 2000 - 10:56:07 GMT
To quote Jon Taylor (Creative driver dude):
"This should be of interest to this list moreso than the tools list. To
reiterate, we were demoing Quake3 on a Voodoo3 card with the latest open
source voodoo drivers the first day of the LinuxWorld show, and the low
framerates and nasty sound echoing were in full effect. When we
switched the next day to a GeForce card with the pre-beta GLX drivers,
_ALL_ the problems with both sound and graphic went away completely!
The situation appears to be that some video hardware can be real bus
hogs (not very "good citizens" |->), and they do not properly check to
see if the video card is allowed to take over the bus and burst data.
They just go ahead and do it whenever they want to |-<. And this
affects AGP as well |-<."
(I have the rest of the mail, and it's archived on opensource.creative.com)
--- Liam Bedford 01-4170153 System Administrator WBT Systems, Block 2, Harcourt Ctr., Harcourt St., Dublin 2
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