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Old 01-30-2010, 08:01 AM   #31
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matters, I`ve just uploaded your packages to http://advamacs.com/pub/intel-slackware/

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Old 02-03-2010, 05:21 AM   #32
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Just came across this thread. I've been having the same trouble with X, sometimes it just leaves me at a black screen instead of loading to kdm. I'm now running libdrm-2.4.17-i486-1kmsmatters.txz and xf86-video-intel-2.10.0-i486-1kmsmatters.txz. So far so good!

I'm not sure if it's a placebo effect but kde seems a bit more snappy with these two packages installed. My glxgears is a meager ~155fps but all the kwin animations seem to be running smoothly. This is on my eeepc with my own 2.6.32.7 kernel build, kms enabled.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 10:14 AM   #33
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matters, I`ve just uploaded your packages to http://advamacs.com/pub/intel-slackware/

[EDIT] The driver won`t work for me I`m staying with 2.9.0 which works and gives me ca. 290fps on my old chipset-integrated card 82845G/GL
@witek:

What is the size of the display that gave you 290fps?

At 1152x864 res glxinfo at full screen, on dwm, is giving me
Code:
188 frames in 5.0 seconds = 37.506 FPS
Is that normal or can I get more? I have the same chipset, so I'm very curious to see if I can get more out of this old machine.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 01:28 PM   #34
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I have 1280x1024 resolution. You must keep in mind that glxgears is not a perect tool for performace analysis. My fps result comes from default small window of glxgears. When I maximize it I have only 29 fps.
Anyway I don`t care much about glxgears result. What I need more is stability which suffers recently on intel video.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 03:20 AM   #35
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@witek regarding 2.9.0 driver that works for you just wondering, in which combination it works? specific kernel or lastest kernel works as well? ive also rebuilded libdrm and intel with kms based on 2.6.32.7-smp works good.

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:12 AM   #36
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2.9.0 worked with kernel that came with Slack 13 and now it works with 2.6.32.7-smp as well. There is improvement as glxgears are now properly displayed, unlike with 2.6.29. However I`m not sure if kernel has got much to do with video displaying. Maybe when it comes to KMS.

[EDIT] @matters: I tested your new driver and it works. I had to append to lilo
Code:
append = "i915.modeset=1"
as you suggested. I put the driver on my server.

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:10 AM   #37
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I have 1280x1024 resolution. You must keep in mind that glxgears is not a perect tool for performace analysis. My fps result comes from default small window of glxgears. When I maximize it I have only 29 fps.
Anyway I don`t care much about glxgears result.
True, but unfortunately, it's the best there is, but at least it gives a ball park.

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What I need more is stability which suffers recently on intel video.
Well, after several hours yesterday, exiting xorg, running games, testing it to make sure it wouldn't crash, I thought I was out of the water...Nope...After several hours it crashed, keyboard & mouse useless. Then after that it only lasted a few minutes before it happened. This is running off of your packages.

Anyway. I just found that drm is reading my 845g card as i915, so I'm gonna do a bit more searching. Hopefully, that is the last problem I'll have once I fix it...Fingers crossed...
<Edit> So I learned that the i915 doesn't mean anything...While searching, came to the conclusion that I probably need a newer kernel...Go trying out 2.6.33.rcx...

Last edited by Mol_Bolom; 02-04-2010 at 10:12 PM. Reason: Learned something new...
 
Old 02-07-2010, 12:55 PM   #38
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Thanks to matters I finally made 2.10.0 working for me. I just had to explicitly enable kms during boot by adding this line to lilo:
Code:
append = "i915.modeset=1"
Thanks again, matters

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