Speed up opengl...

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Tue Mar 6 01:28:18 UTC 2007

Mikael Backman <mback99 at glocalnet.net> wrote:
> I try to run the client for Second Life.. It is very slow on my box.
> Apparently it uses OpenGl.. I have a Toshiba laptop with 1 GB memory
> lspci reports:
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM
> Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
> Help to speed up OpenGl would be appreciated...

Intel video chips are very slow, and yours looks quite old on top of
that, which only makes things worse.
Also, with ATI cards, the free driver gives very poor performance (my
experiments with a Radeon 9250 showed the free driver was about 4 times
slower than the proprietary driver!), but Intel chips are Linux friendly
and have free drivers that work well out of the box, AFAIK, so it's
likely that the driver is giving you all the (modest) performance that
the chip has to offer.

So basically if it's slow, it's normal...


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