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Old 12-06-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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X3100 Intel 3-D Games Choppy


Hello everyone,

Games such as Alien Arena, Tremulous, etc. are choppy on my dell 518 with Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100. The first menu is almost unreadable when I boot up the games. I am running 8.10 with 2GB RAM? Any help? Is there a particular Linux distro that works with my setup a little better?
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Ubuntu 8.10/Intel Pentium dual-core processor E2200 (1MB L2, 2.2GHz, 800FSB)/2GB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM at 800Mhz/Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

UPDATE: I installed Fedora 10 and the X3100 is working just fine. I am also going to try Mandriva 2009.

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Old 12-07-2008, 06:56 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ,

First I would make sure direct rendering is on. So open a terminal or console and run this:
Code:
glxinfo | grep direct
It should give you:
Code:
direct rendering: Yes
If it says that, then there is not much more that can be done, integrated Intel graphics is not really designed for games, I mean it can run the lower-end games just barely.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 08:27 PM   #3
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The problem here is that the X3100 isn't that good. :-). I actually opted to get one for my laptop instead of an nVidia dedicated solution because it'd take less power, but yea, it flickers with both Windows and Linux drivers. There's a lot of discussion about how the x3100 sucks here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...el/+bug/177492. You'll also be able to get a few ideas for performance tweaks there.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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The problem here is that the X3100 isn't that good. :-). I actually opted to get one for my laptop instead of an nVidia dedicated solution because it'd take less power, but yea, it flickers with both Windows and Linux drivers. There's a lot of discussion about how the x3100 sucks here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...el/+bug/177492. You'll also be able to get a few ideas for performance tweaks there.
Here is an example:

http://picasaweb.google.com/oceanfirehawk/SharedPhotos#

P.S. - The picture was taken fullscreen. I don't know why it is showing the desktop.

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Old 12-11-2008, 07:42 PM   #5
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Ah okay! That looks to me, from the screen shot, like a compiz-fusion / window-manager issue. Any second opinions?
 
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Ah okay! That looks to me, from the screen shot, like a compiz-fusion / window-manager issue. Any second opinions?
I didn't have compiz enabled when I took the snapshot.
 
  


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