Author Topic: Cogs *very* slow on linux.  (Read 1965 times)

Doxin

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Cogs *very* slow on linux.
« on: March 20, 2012, 02:44:14 PM »
cogs runs only a couple frames per second on my linux computer, but I do have a pretty powerfull card. I'm currently using an ATI Radeon HD 6800 Series. I don't have the proprietary drivers installed because they break other games. is there any solution?

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Re: Cogs *very* slow on linux.
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 08:39:57 PM »
I've got problems on Linux also - just seen your post from March 20th... would seem this is a deserted board... [cue tumbleweed]

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Re: Cogs *very* slow on linux.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 07:12:07 PM »
Sorry for the silence guys.  Apparently my forum notifications got caught by my spam filter.

Layolayo - What graphics card do you have?  Cogs makes heavy use of vertex and pixel shaders, so if you don't have a dedicated graphics card with hardware support for transforms and lighting (Usually considered "OpenGL 2.0 compliant"), then your machine probably doesn't have the horsepower to run Cogs.

Doxin - You should have more than enough horespower, but from what I've seen, you'll likely need the proprietary drivers to run Cogs.  I'm not much of a Linux driver expert, but so far, I haven't heard of any workarounds or alternatives.