[PD] GEM hardware compatibility information

aym3ric stm-sq at bleu255.com
Mon Jul 5 02:47:41 CEST 2004

> > Bugs/Issues: everything is fine, have some weird issues in RT
> > though, not GEM related but really annoying (GEM 0.90 + RT =
> > freeze/crash/watchdog, PDP 0.12.3 + RT + GLX window =
> > freeze/crash/watchdog).
> I think a similar thing happens on OSX using -rt as well.  The GUI 
> locks up when the CPU loads gets high although GEM continues to render
> to the window.  I've always thought it had to do with GEM monopolizing
> the video hardware and not giving other processes a chance to draw,
> and do other UI events.  The problem seemed to stem from OSX's GUI
> being an OpenGL process itself, but looks like that might not be the
> case.

well in my case it just can't render one single frame, as soon as the
window is created (either gem or pdp_glx), pd is either
gone/watchdoging or in worst cases linux freezes.

so i'm afraid it has to deal with the gl libs and the fglrx driver...


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