With a little side of applesauce...

Friday, May 8, 2009

Debian Lenny - Gnome 2.22 and Intel GM965/GL960 Slowness

The graphics with my Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller on Debian Lenny have been horribly slow. So slow that I had reverted to Windows Vista once more... After giving Lenny another try, I found the same graphics issue was coming into play, and came across this Ubuntu Launchpad bug, which gives the fix. Add:


To /etc/environment, and the following Options to /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "AccelMethod" "exa"
Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"
Option "ExaNoComposite" "false"

This is on a Gateway E-475m:

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

Finally, back in paradise!


Anonymous said...

I have one thing to say: I LOVE YOU!
I was going to put back Vista too, I was so tired of lags when switching with alt-tab.

Thank you very much :)

PS: I use Xfce and it works too, I guess it's a "bug?" related to Xorg, not to the desktop manager.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it works fine for me!!dow

Anonymous said...

I love you, too. I added an the CPU decreases from 50-90 while scrooling iceweasel to less 5. Thanks a lot. CN