[Mageia-dev] GNOME llvmpipe rendering in gnome-session-3.6.0-2.mga3

Olivier Blin mageia at blino.org
Wed Oct 10 00:19:15 CEST 2012

Olav Vitters <olav at vitters.nl> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 02:32:24PM +0200, ovitters wrote:
>> Name        : gnome-session                Relocations: (not relocatable)
>> Version     : 3.6.0                             Vendor: Mageia.Org
>> Release     : 2.mga3                        Build Date: Mon Oct  8 14:26:33 2012
>> ovitters <ovitters> 3.6.0-2.mga3:
>> + Revision: 303504
>> - add patch to unblacklist llvmpipe
> I've unblacklisted llvmpipe like Fedora has done for a few releases. In
> some cases I noticed my normal driver not working (reason unknown), so
> in case GNOME is sometimes slow, check if it isn't rendering using
> llvmpipe.
> This should make it easier to run GNOME in a VM or any case where
> hardware acceleration is missing.

And this will make Gnome3 awfully slow on aging systems running high
resolution displays.

Even on a Core2 Duo (whose graphics chipset does not support a recent
enough OpenGL version), a 1920x1080 display is extremly slow with

Olivier Blin - blino

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