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Old 04-18-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Proper driver for Intel X4500?

I'm running Sabayon on an Intel X4500-equipped laptop (the x4500 is based on the g43 chipset btw). The video card works, but I get low framerates in games and compiz. I had this working in Ubuntu after upgrading my video driver, but I have been unable to find the driver for Sabayon (or even for ubuntu, I didn't bookmark the link :P). I have the xf86-video-intel-2.9.0 driver installed. Does anyone know how I can speed things up?
Old 04-19-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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I got it to work myself. Now glxgears gives me 750+ FPS while it was giving me about 300 (I know glxgears isn't reliable for benchmarking etc etc etc). Supertuxkart is now smooth (but still has a texture bug...). Here's what I did: Added the Sabayon Limbo repo and upgraded. This gave me a major FPS boost. After that I went to and downloaded the latest Mesa 3D source from git. After installing the dependencies and compiling, I had very good 3D performance!


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