Newer Gnome on older laptops?

Tim darkxst at fastmail.fm
Tue Aug 4 15:24:18 UTC 2015



On 05/08/15 00:26, Patrik Bubák wrote:
> I had to switch to fglrx, because FOSS drivers made the shell even slower as it was.
>
> Now that I disabled a handful of extensions the shell runs like wild horses :D
>
> Thank you all :)
Also back to the original question, I don't thing you would see any of a hit from newer GNOME, if anything it could run better. Unfortunately I
can't really speak for the other core bits, like kernel X etc, however my oldest machine is a T400 thinkpad and that runs perfectly on wily (and
vivid before) with intel integrated graphics.
>
> On Wed, 2015-08-05 at 00:23 +1000, Tim wrote:
>> Narcis,
>>  I just wanted to see the "OpenGL renderer string" entry, from that
>>   You are using radeon FOSS drivers.
>>   I think Patrik is using catalyst/fglrx? if so Patrik I suggest you atleast try with radeon, it can in some cases on older cards give better
>> performance in gnome-shell, and best cases up to 80% for high depend open GL loads (which gnome-shell certainly is not high demand)
>>
>> Tim
>>
>> On 05/08/15 00:05, Narcis Garcia wrote:
>> > Hello Tim, can you help us to understand results as Patrik's and one mine?
>> >
>> > $ glxinfo | grep -i opengl
>> >
>> > OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
>> > OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Desktop
>> > OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 10.1.3
>> > OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 3.30
>> > OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
>> > OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
>> > OpenGL core profile extensions:
>> > OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3
>> > OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
>> > OpenGL context flags: (none)
>> > OpenGL extensions:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > El 04/08/15 a les 15:50, Patrik Bubák ha escrit:
>> >> Hi Tim,
>> >>
>> >> OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
>> >> OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
>> >> OpenGL core profile version string: 4.3.13374 Core Profile Context
>> >> 15.20.1046
>> >> OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.40
>> >> OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
>> >> OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
>> >> OpenGL core profile extensions:
>> >> OpenGL version string: 4.4.13374 Compatibility Profile Context 15.20.1046
>> >> OpenGL shading language version string: 4.40
>> >> OpenGL context flags: (none)
>> >> OpenGL profile mask: compatibility profile
>> >> OpenGL extensions:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On Tue, 2015-08-04 at 23:48 +1000, Tim wrote:
>> >>> glxinfo | grep -i opengl
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>> >>
>> >> Nothing ruins creativity like too many voices weighing in. We call it
>> >> the /Ice Cream Principle/. Tell 10 people to go get ice cream with one
>> >> condition: they all have to agree on one flavour. That flavour is going
>> >> to be chocolate or vanilla every time. Groups of people don't agree on
>> >> what's cool or interesting, they agree on what's easy to agree on.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
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> Nothing ruins creativity like too many voices weighing in. We call it the /Ice Cream Principle/. Tell 10 people to go get ice cream with one
> condition: they all have to agree on one flavour. That flavour is going to be chocolate or vanilla every time. Groups of people don't agree on
> what's cool or interesting, they agree on what's easy to agree on.
>
>
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