[Mageia-dev] Fwd: fallback mode

Olav Vitters olav at vitters.nl
Tue Nov 6 00:01:43 CET 2012

On Mon, Nov 05, 2012 at 11:39:41PM +0100, Olivier Blin wrote:
> Olav Vitters <olav at vitters.nl> writes:
> > On Mon, Nov 05, 2012 at 07:27:26PM +0100, Olivier Blin wrote:
> >> Even an Intel Core2 Duo (E8400) from 2008 + Intel Q35 chipset from 2007
> >> can not handle the load with Gnome Shell on a 1920x1080 display, using
> >> accelerated GL drivers.
> >
> > Sure it is not using llvmpipe accidentally? What kind of driver does
> > that Q35 use? I have an intel chipset in my old laptop, no clue what,
> > but it is really smooth.
> Q35 has an Intel GMA3100 chipset, it is using i915.
> I don't think it is using llvmpipe, since
> /usr/lib64/gnome-session-check-accelerated-helper succeeds.
> Is there a better way to check that?

System Settings → Details.

> Which Intel chipset is your old laptop using? 

Intel® 965GM. I guess that is newer than your laptop. My laptop has a
BIOS from 2007, I guess it was made around that time. GNOME shell seems
really smooth, same as my main machine though resolution is just


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