Linux Enemy Territory very slow in menus

Karel J. Bosschaart K.J.Bosschaart at
Mon Jul 28 07:12:32 PDT 2003

On Sun, Jul 27, 2003 at 11:56:07PM +0200, Mica Telodico wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm tring to play to Wolfenstein:ET on FreeBSD 4.8 and
> 5.1 , but I have the subsequent problem:
> My system is Athlon XP 2400+ with a Radeon 8500LE ,
> DRI and Linux SubSystem is correctly installed , I can
> start the game correctly, I see the video without any
> problem , and all is ok until I get into the Main Menu
> of the game .
> The screen is draw correctly ( only a little glitch in
> the right-low corner) , but the problem is that all is
> veeeeeeery slow , also if I put resolution to 640x480
> and all the graphics options to the lowest setting.
> The mouse and the keyboard are very laggy , if I move
> the mouse I have to wait a couple of seconds before it
> moves (and it doesn't move smoothly , it moves like if
> the system is under heavy load) , the sound have some
> problem too , sometimes it is choppy.  The very funny
> thing is that if I start the game (is very difficult
> start a game , because the mouse is pretty difficult
> to move) the game work correctly , the mouse is very
> quick in responding and the keyboard too , the sound
> is smooth , and the game is fast (as under linux) ,
> I've tried at a max of 1024x768 (I can't try over this
> resolution , because at this Res the mouse become
> impossible to control under the main menu , and at
> this Res is quite difficult too) . Why under the menu
> the system is so slow , and under the game (that
> should be more heavy that the menu! ) works normal and
> under the menus it doesn't ?? 
It looks like software rendering in the menu, hardware 
rendering in the game itself, but I have no idea why the
hardware rendering in the menu fails. No useful logs around?
I might give it a try this week and see what happens on my 
machine (GForce4 Ti4200). 


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