Desktop effects slow monitor performance

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 10:14:11 UTC 2011


On Tuesday, March 22, 2011 12:10:47 Georgi Kourtev wrote:
> > What hardware are you on?
> 
> It is DELL inspiron 1525 laptop.  Below is the output of lspci | grep (hope
> this is the correct command):
> 
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960
> Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
> 
> One of the desktops for example gave me as output:
> 
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express
> Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
> 
> > The way I understand it, Xrender isn't utilizing your hardware to draw
> > the effects - it's "software accelerated".
> > 
And this is the output from lshw -C video. It doesn't mean anything to me.

sudo lshw -C video
  *-display:0             
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci at 0000:00:02.0
       version: 0c
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:45 memory:fea00000-feafffff memory:e0000000-efffffff 
ioport:eff8(size=8)
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci at 0000:00:02.1
       version: 0c
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:feb00000-febfffff



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