xf86-video-intel low glxgears, non-existent OpenGL performance, and general WTF

Vasily Khoruzhick anarsoul at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 23:54:02 PST 2009

On Friday 13 February 2009 05:55:22 Weedy wrote:
> [I] x11-base/xorg-server (1.5.3-r2 at 11/02/09): X.Org X servers
> [I] x11-base/xorg-x11 (7.4 at 11/02/09): An X11 implementation maintained
> by the X.Org Foundation (meta package)
> [I] x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel (2.6.1 at 11/02/09): X.Org driver for
> Intel cards
> [I] media-libs/mesa (7.3 at 11/02/09): OpenGL-like graphic library for Linux
> [I] x11-apps/mesa-progs (7.3 at 11/02/09): Mesa's OpenGL utility and demo
> [I] x11-libs/libdrm (2.4.4 at 11/02/09): X.Org libdrm library
> [I] sys-kernel/gentoo-sources (2.6.28-r1(2.6.28-r1)@12/02/09): Full
> sources including the Gentoo patchset for the 2.6 kernel tree
> Section "Device"
>     Identifier   "intel"
>     Driver       "intel"
>     VendorName   "Intel Corporation"
>     BoardName    "Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME Express
> Integrated Graphics Controller"
>     VideoRAM     16384
> #   # Acceleration options
>     Option      "FramebufferCompression" "true"
>     Option      "Tiling"                "true"
>     Option      "DRI"                   "true"
>     Option      "XVideo"                "true"
>     Option      "Legacy3D"              "false"
>     Option      "TripleBuffer"          "false"
>     Option      "AccelMethod"           "UXA" # XAA, EXA, UXA
>     Option      "XvMC"                  "false"
>     # Other options
>     Option    "BackingStore"           "true"
>     Option    "PageFlip"               "true"
> EndSection
> Questions:
> So glxgears runs at 62fps, and I think I saw something about it's now
> locked to vsync. So that's fine I guess. But that doesn't explain why
> WoW runs like crap. OpenGL is non existent, either X doesn't update the
> screen or it's renders tons of crap (this is with WoW). I have tried
> every version of wine/WoW that I could confirm working (on ATI/Nvidia)
> so I'm pretty sure that leaves the intel driver or X.
> Other then that compositing and junk works fine, some stuttering but
> nothing really annoying. Mind you mplayer hates it when I have
> compositing on, but xv is the only video output driver that works well
> with 720p and up. But I guess they don't need the horse power that games
> do.

With gentoo-sources-2.6.27-r8 and AccelMethod "EXA" you'll get your 3D

I have same issues, and I've filed bugs on freedesktop bugzilla, here they're:


So, I think we just have to wait till intel developers fix these issues :)

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