[ubuntu-x] -intel 2.3.1 driver builds for Intrepid / Hardy

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 09:04:14 BST 2008

2008/6/6 Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com>:
> If you have Intel gfx hardware, please try out the debs, and report
> what you find?

(using hardy amd64)

I'm surprised to say it works fine on my desktop's GMA X3000.
Surprised because I believe you removed the overlay forcing and the
default of textured video is now being used? 1920x1080 Big Buck Bunny
plays seemingly fine, which is great for bunny lovers. However,
scrolling in Firefox is somewhat slower if compiz is turned on.
Without compiz it's smooth, also meaning there has been definitely
some improvement even without the batch buffer stuff.

However, on my laptop's GMA X3100 the "scrolling regression" is seen
more easily even without compiz, even though quite ok still. If compiz
is enabled, scrolling is way slower than before. It's usable, though,
and I'll continue using these drivers because "I want to believe" :)
(in EXA). Full screen HD video does seem to play smoothly (barely), so
there has definitely been improvements on the textured video side
among else. Other than scrolling, everything is quite ok.

Both of these are relatively high end chipsets (for Intel). The
scrolling slowness on the laptop with compiz is bordering on very
annoying, though in general compiz is still not The thing for laptops
as long as the vblank patches aren't going in to the kernel (just
reverted from 2.6.26 also). Ie. 60 wakeups per second if compiz is
used, for both radeon and intel, even if idle. mesa/drm from git fixes
the problem, though.


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