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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Persistence causes glAccum exception

From: Andrew Davis
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Persistence causes glAccum exception
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 22:06:57 -0400

Other then the Mesa software only stack it does not work on any Intel
or ATI driver provided stack, but nVidia blob driver DOES support it.
WXFFT also maxes out my 2 core 3Ghz machine ( a lot of people often
get locked up i7's so this is a problem ), wxfft realy needs a c++
re-write if anything.

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM, Marcus D. Leech <address@hidden> wrote:
> So, I did a quick "audit" this evening of four different machines in my
> house, running both Ubuntu recent and Fedora recent, but with
>  different generations of video hardware/motherboards, and tried the
> "Persistence" control on all of them.
> EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM failed, provoking an OpenGL exception from glAccum,
> which, it turns out, is an optional feature, and at least in
>  this little survey, not a single piece of my hardware supported that op.
> How many people actually use "persistence"?  (As opposed, I must be clear,
> to "Peak Hold").  I suspect that a workable approach is to,
>  for now, remove that feature entirely, but I don't have a good feel for who
> uses it.
> Near as I can tell, the "persistence" feature is intended to give a kind of
> storage-scope effect, or high-persistence phosphor effect.
>  But the "effect" uses a non-mandatory OpenGL feature (the accumulator
> buffer) which appears, at least on the garden-variety
>  video hardware I use, not to be supported.  And to be clear, I'm running
> modern motherboards on two of my systems, but using
>  the on-board video, since I'm not a gamer, and really, the simple 2D
> effects Gnu Radio uses aren't particularly taxing.
> --
> Marcus Leech
> Principal Investigator
> Shirleys Bay Radio Astronomy Consortium
> http://www.sbrac.org
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