[ut2004] Help? 64 bit linux client and poor fps.

Rick B zajelo3 at cfl.rr.com
Mon Nov 29 15:11:14 EST 2004

Zachary Williams wrote:

> I'm not sure of the command line.  It's possibly -noaudio or just 
> turning it off from within the game options area.  (It's been a bit 
> since I fired up 2k4, sorry).  Perhaps someone can chime in here with 
> the proper command line option. :)
> Zach
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Clint Goudie-Nice" 
> <clint at magicalspirits.net>
> To: <ut2004 at icculus.org>
> Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 8:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [ut2004] Help? 64 bit linux client and poor fps.
>> On Fri, 2004-11-26 at 20:55 -1000, Zachary Williams wrote:
>>> I have two suggestions.  In the bios, how much memory do you allow 
>>> for the
>>> AGP device to use?  (I can't recall the setting name specifically).
>>> Ensuring it's not as some insane low number like 4 or 8 megabytes 
>>> would be
>>> good, although unless you changed it from the default, it should be 
>>> at 32 or
>>> 64.  I've heard many 'suggestions' for this setting, but the one I 
>>> hear most
>>> often is 1/2 your ram amount.
>> It's a 256 meg video card, and I allow 256 meg to go to agp memory as
>> well..
>>> Secondly, have you tried turning OFF sound completely?  You have 
>>> windows and
>>> linux available, so check your FPS with sound on and off on the windows
>>> side, then check again on the linux side and see if anything looks 
>>> off. We
>>> are focusing on it being a 'video' issue, but perhaps it is 
>>> something else
>>> in the system not allowing the video card to get enough data by 
>>> starving CPU
>>> or something else.
>> Any ideas on how to do this? If I comment out the AudioDevice in the
>> UT2004.ini, ut wont start anymore... is there a null audio device I can
>> specify to give this a try?
If all else fails, you can comment out the alsa lines in modprobe.conf 
and reboot.

                Rick B

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