recently I've acquired a PC with (CPU integrated) Intel graphics i.e. 945G. I want to assure that my configuration is optimal.
I'm used to using the proprietary drivers for nVidia and ATI. The best (only?) Intel drivers apparently are open-source. If I install such a package via Aptitude on Debian, does it mean my graphics are automatically handled by that driver?
I could find some documentation, but not specifically how to check whether hardware acceleration is enabled. http://www.x.org/wiki/IntelGraphicsDriver
I know performance gain will be little. But I'm planning to work on a (mostly) software based graphics engine. Performance on (very) low-end systems is one of the prime goals, and I want to be sure my computer is configured optimally.
I don't seem to have a xorg.conf file... The only graphics drivers installed besides intel are fbdev and vmware. If I could get some pointers on how to configure this, I'd be grateful.