Comment 410 for bug 252094

I updated 9.10 again today
A new kernel and Intel driver got installed.
2.6.30-10 has lowered performance considerably.
The new upgrades to Xorg have a few issues with external LCD's.

Stepping back to 2.6.30-9 stablized things as long as I didn't push past the
resolution of my laptop's
onboard display. It's probably about the best speeds I've seen in games.

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Ofir Klinger <email address hidden>wrote:

> I updated my system to the latest drivers and X, and it works fine
> (better then before to be sure).
> No screen flicker. However, when I try to change the brightness through
> the shortcut keys on my laptop keyboard, or through the brightness
> applet in gnome, the screen flicker and CPU get high, but after 5 sec it
> reaches the desired level and stops. It is the most annoying when trying
> to change brightness to maximum.
> --
> MASTER: Poor graphics performance on Intel
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of a duplicate bug.
> Status in xf86-video-intel: Invalid
> Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in “xserver-xorg-video-intel” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in linux in Ubuntu Karmic: Fix Released
> Status in xserver-xorg-video-intel in Ubuntu Karmic: Fix Released
> Bug description:
> I experience significant performance loss with ubuntu 8.10 alpha 3 with my
> Intel DG965WH based system and SVDO/ADD2 video card. Actually, the
> performance loss started with ubuntu 8.04.1; I upgraded to see if there was
> any performance gain with the new version. While "glxgears" produced values
> between 1580 fps and 1496 fps with ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10, respectively, now I
> can only achieve something like 445 fps with ubuntu 8.10 alpha 3. I get an
> error message when starting glxgears that "TTM" was not available and
> classic mode would be used. Similary, the flight simulator "flightgear"
> achieves frames rates of 1-2 fps only.
> My suspicion is that some of the hardware acceleration features of the
> X3000 system are not being used, and I don't know how to activate them with
> the new xorg.conf structure and the underlying automatic configuration
> approach.
> I would like to see the graphics performance go back to the values achieved
> in ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10.
> Your help / comment is greatly appreciated.
> Bingo
> [Update]
> Intel upstream has been in a multi-year effort to rearchitect X and the
> Intel 2D and 3D driver to provide better performance. While this work is
> underway, people are seeing variations in performance levels from version to
> version, for a variety of reasons. There are probably multiple unrelated
> bugs being reported in the comments here.
> It is important to note and remember that glxgears is *not* a benchmark
> tool. It simply measures how fast the driver writes images to the screen,
> whereas most 3D applications are limited by render speed, not merely blit
> speed. Instead use a 3D game (flightgear, tremulous, etc.) that has a real
> rendering workload to make comparisons.
> If you're definitely seeing performance problems and are able to narrow it
> to a specific cause, please do not comment onto this bug report - it's too
> lengthy and rambling already, and your issue will just be lost in the noise.
> Instead, make a new report and please be as specific as possible with exact
> steps to reproduce and as much detail and logs as you can. See
> for tips on making a good X bug report.
> A troubleshooting guide, with additional background about performance
> issues on Intel is available at:

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