intel I945 graphics

Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at
Thu Apr 5 05:28:35 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 12:17 +0100, Atwood, Robert C wrote:
> Hi,
> I have recently obtained an acer-aspire-5612 with intel 945 graphics
> processor. I have both Winxp and Gnu/linux Debian , I've put the
> 'experimental' Xorg and xorg-video-intel packages. I even tried
> compileing 'git' repository sources for xf85-video-intel.
> I can get a display with correct resolution, but my program displays
> 100 times slower than on my old thinkpad t30 (now deceased) and 100
> times slower than the same program runnign in the windows xp. This
> suggest to me that I still have some problem with the graphics
> accelleration. It draws like about 2 frames per second instead of 30 .
> However in the windows xp there's a wierd flickeryness that was not
> present when running on the old machine. The program is a 'processing'
> sketch, so unfortuneatly there's several layers of software involved.
> As far as I know it shoudl not be using so-called '3d' graphics, it's
> just sliding tiles of an image around the screen. Any advice on either
> improving the situation or how to test whether it's the driver for
> sure, the X server, other layer of software , etc that results in this
> behaviour?
> The t-30 was running Debian Sid and died about a week ago , barring
> updates since then (and, now, the 'experimental' packs for xorg) it
> was running the same software (apart from different hardware
> drivers! )

What's the version of your intel driver? The problems you describe sound
to me like you are using an outdated version of the release candidates.
The latest is 1.9.94.

> Any suggetsions?
> Thanks
> Robert
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