Unity Plugin Not Working on SUpported Hardware (Intel GMA 950)

Bug #1087958 reported by Vasco Alves on 2012-12-08
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compiz (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I get this error message in the '.xsession-errors' file:

"Info: Unity is not supported by your hardware. Enabling software rendering instead (slow)."

However, this hardware supports OpenGL 1.4, which should make it supported.

From lshw:

"description: VGA compatible controller
product: Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation"

And glxinfo:

"OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 9.0"

This is for Quantal, compiz version 1:0.9.8.4+bzr3412-0ubuntu0.1 and Unity 6.10.0-0ubuntu2

Unity should use Hardware Rendering.

i get the same on 13.10 with a 945GME chipset asus eee 1000h
glxinfo
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 9.0.2

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: raring unity
Vasco Alves (vascofalves) wrote :

By the way, at least for me, this seems to happen at random. Many times (most of the time, actually) the unity plugin is shown as supported in .xsessinoerrors, but others it isn't.

NoBugs! (luke32j) wrote :

I'm getting this error in 13.04 when restarting unity (unity --replace).

Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller

NoBugs! (luke32j) wrote :

Strange thing was, I tried guest account and unity worked. I'm guessing it's something wrong in some config file? What configuration does guest use?

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