Desktop effects slow monitor performance

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at
Tue Mar 22 10:45:46 UTC 2011

On Dienstag 22 März 2011, 11:10:47, 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)

Same thing here. That graphics card doesn't support proper hardware 
acceleration, and the driver even less. I'm using XRender with relatively few 
artifacts/glitches and can only suggest you do the same - OGL seems to be 
broken badly, probably due to the driver's low quality.

There may be some corrupt graphics after a suspend-to-RAM. I haven't found a 
way to get rid of them except a reboot. Switching off desktop effects does not 
have any effect on this.


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