Bug 1707 - r200 Radeon driver and Wings 3D
Summary: r200 Radeon driver and Wings 3D
Alias: None
Product: Mesa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Drivers/DRI/r200 (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Default DRI bug account
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.wings3d.com
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-25 10:58 UTC by Christoph Brill
Modified: 2009-08-24 12:22 UTC (History)
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Description Christoph Brill 2004-10-25 10:58:11 UTC

I stumbled upon a bug in the Radeon driver while using Wings 3D. The Modeler
Wings 3D highlights edges with drawing it over normal edges of a model. This
works fine with nvidias binary driver and atis binary driver.
With the Radeon driver the order that the lines are drawn is reverted. This
means that the highlighted (colored) edge is drawn first and the normal edge
above it which results that you cannot see any highlighted line.

Any one else had problem like that?
Comment 1 Christoph Brill 2004-11-23 13:21:30 UTC
Small update:

I guess it depends on the Z-Buffer (not sure about that). But lines that should
be infront of other which are drawn behind is mostly a problem with the
Z-Buffer. Maybe the ordering in Z-Buffer is wrong (meaning the front lines are
drawn first and the the back ones, resulting in the back ones being the front
ones) or the calculation is different zu ATi's driver (which does it right in
wings), meaning that a it you got a something in your Z-Buffer and find
something new at the same position you do not overlay it while ATi does ... or
the other way around.

Forgot to say: Same happens for Radeon 9700Pro as happens for 9000Mobility

Hope someone will understand my weird explainations. If not, feel free to ask :D
Comment 2 Christoph Brill 2004-12-12 12:12:48 UTC
Assigning to dri, since it I think it's their part of responsibility. If I'm
wrong, feel free to correct me.
Comment 3 Adam Jackson 2004-12-12 12:20:13 UTC
the right way to do that is to change the Product to Mesa, and the component to
Drivers / DRI / R200.

however, if you see this bug on a 9700 without fglrx, then it may be a core Mesa
Comment 4 Christoph Brill 2004-12-12 13:26:46 UTC
Sorry, I got to correct this:

Radeon 9700 Pro on X.org X11 6.8.0 with "radeon" driver (no direct rendering): works
Radeon 9000 Mobility Pro on X.org X11 6.8.0 with "radeon" driver (direct
rendering): doesn't work

=> should be a R200 bug
Comment 5 Christoph Brill 2004-12-17 09:38:55 UTC
Take a look at http://homepages.vype.de/egore/r200-dri.png for how it looks on
an r200 and at http://homepages.vype.de/egore/r300-nodri.png for how it looks
like on an r300.

I hope these examples are quite helpful. The second image shows how it should
look like (especially look at the green lines), bit the first one shows typical
z-buffer "I-don't-know-what's-in-front" problems.
Comment 6 Michel Dänzer 2004-12-17 19:13:04 UTC
Does it work with tcl_mode=0?
Comment 7 Christoph Brill 2004-12-17 23:49:58 UTC
I set tcl_mode=0 in my ~/.drirc
Nothing changed, problem still persists.
Comment 8 Aapo Tahkola 2005-02-07 10:04:43 UTC
Likely causer can be found in r200_state.c starting around line 1995.
if hardware renders lines and points, so you are better of just testing it.
Comment 9 Aapo Tahkola 2005-04-22 02:52:20 UTC
I dont suppose any of the r200 developers have any info about
R200_VF_PRIM_3VRT_POINTS and/or R200_VF_PRIM_3VRT_LINES so that I can fix this
for r300 without too much trouble?
Comment 10 Erik Andren 2006-07-28 10:16:01 UTC
Aapo, is this bug since long dead and forgotten or do you still need this
Comment 11 Benjamin Close 2008-01-11 02:36:36 UTC
Bugzilla Upgrade Mass Bug Change

NEEDSINFO state was removed in Bugzilla 3.x, reopening any bugs previously listed as NEEDSINFO.

  - benjsc
    fd.o Wrangler
Comment 12 Jerome Glisse 2009-06-30 07:24:13 UTC
Do you still have this issue with recent mesa ?
Comment 13 Christoph Brill 2009-06-30 23:03:38 UTC
Sorry, I can't tell that. My notebook died 2 years ago and the R200 with it.
Comment 14 Adam Jackson 2009-08-24 12:22:48 UTC
Mass version move, cvs -> git

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