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When I try fgl_glxgears, I'm getting a framerate of under 60 fps. All the forum posts and askubuntu posts I've read suggest that I should be seeing at least triple digits. When this machine had windows installed it was pretty decent running games like WoW at around 60-70fps.


name of display: :0.0 display: :0  screen: 0 
direct rendering: Yes 
server glx 
vendor string: ATI server 
glx version string: 1.4


display: :0.0  screen: 0 
OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 5670 
OpenGL version string: 4.2.11733 Compatibility Profile Context

$dpkg -l fglrx* | grep ^ii | awk ' { print $2 }'


I followed this procedure from another post, and saw some increase in performance.

  1. sudo apt-get purge fglrx fglrx-dev fglrx-amdcccle
  2. sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates

fgl_glxgears = 80-90 fps glxgears = ~300 fps

Which is more than double previous rates, but I see people with excess of 1000 fps. Am I missing something?

Update 2

I've tried installing the proprietary drivers by following the instructions with much the same result.

Update 1

Interestingly, If I minimize glxgears while it's running, I see a fps rate of 5300+.

Bonus points:

Also, there's this annoying little habit of games to somehow shut off my second monitor. Is there a way to stop that? (when full screen is enabled)

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Have you tried installing the latest drivers following this procedure:… ? – Glutanimate Sep 21 '12 at 22:54
That's the same procedure as the link I provided in update 2, so yes, I have. – Brandon Bertelsen Sep 21 '12 at 22:58
Comment bump!!! – Brandon Bertelsen Sep 23 '12 at 17:00

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