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#1 Cookie

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Posted Sep 24 2016 - 04:41 PM

I was scrolling winehq.org for the latest Wine 1.9.19 release and found:

What's new in this release:
  • Initial version of a udev bus driver for HID.
  • Various improvements in joystick support.
So I took my old PC and installed Linux Mint 18 and then wine,

added jstest-gtk for the mappings of my G27.

I installed GPL from the CD with installer 1.07 and GEM2 package.

Success! Doing a lap in Monza gave me a big smile! this ffb is as smooth as in W7! :up:
I use ffb2 checked in GEM+ with 0-0-250 forces.

The only downside for me is that the new linux kernels are no longer AMD compatible...
Last year the kernels wich allowed to run proprietary AMD drivers fglrx worked perfect!

This time I had to use the build in drivers wich do not support OGL, but D3D7V2 works ok...

If You have an NVidia GPU you can use  their proprietary drivers and will get a perfect GPL on a free OS!

So I have to wait some time until AMD supports the actual kernel again :zzzzz:

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Posted Sep 25 2016 - 01:42 AM

Great news!

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Posted Sep 25 2016 - 03:32 AM

Wow supercool!
I'm gonna try that too in a few days :)

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Posted Sep 25 2016 - 04:04 AM

Could not wait for AMD and reinstalled Mint 17.3 with full fglrx AMD Catalyst driver support....

Now OGLV2 runs as smooth as in W7! :drive1:

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Posted Sep 25 2016 - 04:38 AM

View PostCookie, on Sep 25 2016 - 04:04 AM, said:

Now OGLV2 runs as smooth as in W7! :drive1:

And pribluda works?

Anyway it's a great news, I've no more needs to pay M$ to play GPL, but for other things not yet, if only I could have a decent CAD/CAM/CAE and tools like Cubase or Logic Pro...

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Posted Sep 25 2016 - 04:55 AM

Yes Roberto full pribluda out of the box!

My old PC's specs: Phenom II X3 @3600MHz,  Radeon HD6870 2GB DDR5, 4GB DDR3 RAM.

Stable 60fps and smooth full pribluda :up:

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Posted Sep 25 2016 - 09:06 AM

That's good news Axel. A few months ago, I had GPL running well in Linux except for FF. Something has happened recently where Synaptic wouldn't let me update my software without uninstalling Wine. After the 2nd time of having to uninstall Wine and then reinstall after the updates, I gave up.

The only way I'll probably get my machine running extremely well again, is to repartition and reformat to start again. I made a little mess of my Win7 installation and my Linux suite is old. I'm still on Linux Mint 13 with continuing updates of the software. It usually takes me 2 or 3 times to get my partitions and software set up for long term use.

View PostCookie, on Sep 24 2016 - 04:41 PM, said:

The only downside for me is that the new linux kernels are no longer AMD compatible...
Last year the kernels which allowed to run proprietary AMD drivers fglrx worked perfect!

That's not good news though. Luckily I can wait and see if that is corrected. It would be nice to find a version of Linux Mint that would run smoothly for 4 or 5 years. I may be asking for your help when I get around to installing a new linux suite.

Thanks Axel.

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Posted Sep 25 2016 - 10:10 AM

John,

I think the GPLLinks has to point to this topic

Edited by M Needforspeed, Sep 25 2016 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted Sep 25 2016 - 10:38 AM

View PostM Needforspeed, on Sep 25 2016 - 10:10 AM, said:

John,

I think the GPLLinks had to point to this topic

Yes, absolutely.
Link is in the Technical section.
Thanks M.

Howdy btw.
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Posted Sep 25 2016 - 03:07 PM

Hello John . Thks a lot

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Posted Sep 26 2016 - 04:05 AM

I've tried in Mint 18 and runs both d3dv2 and oglv2
My computer has a nvidia card  (Geforce GT 945m), I installed the latest proprietary driver that linux driver update offered me.

D3dv2 performance is worse that in win7 (22 fps vs steady 36 in win7)
OGLv2 performance is better and achieve from 32 to 36 fps on the same track.
I then tried the non proprietary drivers from the linux community and they give a better result in d3dv2 ( 26 fps) but oglv2 does not run.

Problem with OGLv2 regarding the menu: is visible just a stripe of it that should be at the top but it shows at the bottom, the rest of the screen is black; I could get to the track by pushing a few times the lower right corner where the green flag should be but it wasn't there and this is probably a no-go situation in normal use where you need to choose track and also setup the car.

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Posted Sep 26 2016 - 06:09 AM

To get the same quality and fps in Linux you have to tweak the graphic settings in the AMD Catalyst software too, just like in W7 ;)

I just bought a used NV GPU to test it with mint18 and will report later this week.

I found some info here: http://www.omgubuntu...rx-driver-16-04

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A good "how to" : http://www.techradar...n-linux-1321262

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Posted Sep 29 2016 - 07:23 AM

Now after some tests with OGLV2:

AMD GPU running Mint 17.3 and fglrx ATi driver

- PC's specs: Phenom II X3 @3600MHz,  Radeon HD5770 1GB DDR5, 4GB DDR3 RAM.

- 60fpsAIV1 full (19) AI grid at Monza no framedrops and super smooth (besides the strange AI behaviour... :D )

- 36fps full (19) AI grid at Monza no framedrops (just the usual 36fps eye torture..) real challenging AI's

Just had to tweak the Catalyst setting to get optimal performance.


NVidia GPU - Mint 18 - with recommended NV proprietary driver

- PC's specs: Phenom II X4 @3500MHz,  NVidia GTX 960 2GB DDR5, 8GB DDR3 RAM.

Same good results as the other PC! Just this NV GPU is way more economic...

Had to tweak the NV settings a lot to get optimal performance.

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Posted Sep 30 2016 - 05:50 AM

I've now tried mGAMe ( the gaming branch of manjaro OS) and the result in FPS are the same as MINT 18 with the "plus" that my gamepad is not even recognized :think:
I think I need to use linux for a while before I can start to understand it...

I never touch my nVidia settings in win 7, it's all default.

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Posted Nov 15 2016 - 01:07 PM

Hi

someone know a way for manage the strengh of force feedback directly through the kernel or other for to set?
i know it use hid_logitech kernel driver for the G25 wheel but i am not able to set the ffb gain.
i tryed ffset tool but not worked with wine and gpl
the damping force is allways at maximum in gpl with any damping value i put for core.ini, it look finally undriveable with theses big pikes force.
here, i use in mint18 64bits (kernel 4.4), wine 1.9.23 and G25 wheel

julien




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