I'd like to find an analogue of Fraps or any other fps counter on Ubuntu 12.10.

After some googling I found 2 solutions:

  1. To use Mumble (I found it from this discussion). This solution didn't work for me because after launching the game:

    mumble-overlay game

    I got this error:

    game: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/mumble/libmumble.so.1: undefined symbol: glPopClientAttrib

    And I didn't find any fix of this error in the WEB.

  2. To use WINEDEBUG=fps with osd_cat. It works only with wine (only Windows games). Found from reading this discussion and this article. It shows FPS during play but the output is definitely wrong - 0.15-0.18 fps. And it doesn't matter if game really runs slow or fast - the result is always the same.

Does anyone know how to fix these errors? Or are there any other solutions? Thanks for the help.

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    You probably need something like glc, as I discuss in this question. – user76204 Jan 21 '13 at 16:06
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    @Mik yes, I mentioned that in the first sentence. – ArtemStorozhuk Jan 21 '13 at 16:14
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    The question I linked to wasn't about fraps, it was about alternatives to fraps, i.e. glc, as I mentioned in my answer on that question. – user76204 Jan 21 '13 at 16:17
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    @Mik Actually I need fps counter and it seems that glc doesn't have such feature. – ArtemStorozhuk Jan 21 '13 at 16:18
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    see Fraps like programs for Ubuntu? – Janus Troelsen Jun 30 '13 at 17:51

You can use BuGLE:

$ BUGLE_CHAIN=showfps LD_PRELOAD=/home/sa/Temp/bugle/lib/libbugle.so glxgears

$ cat bugle.log 
[INFO] logstats.frames per second: 36.2 fps
[INFO] logstats.frames per second: 60.1 fps
[INFO] logstats.frames per second: 60.0 fps
[INFO] logstats.frames per second: 59.9 fps

$ awk '{ s += $5 } END { print "average framerate: ", s/NR }' bugle.log
average framerate:  59.7136

You will need to compile and configure BuGLE but this will work with any software using OpenGL to render graphics.

BuGLE HomePage

Frapix is a software that can make something similar (promises to be similar to Fraps), but keep in mind that BuGLE is the "default" solution to this.

Frapix Google Project Home

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