[arch-general] Some problems with a dell mini

Andrea Crotti andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 07:25:47 EDT 2010

Alexander Duscheleit <jinks at archlinux.us> writes:

> direct rendering is always "Yes" these days, because mesa includes a
> software render which makes you CPU do all the work.
> try: glxinfo | grep "^OpenGL"
> here's what I get on my Intel Laptop:
> OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
> OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GM GEM 20100328 2010Q1
> x86/MMX/SSE2 OpenGL version string: 1.4 Mesa 7.8.2
> and here's what you SHOULDN'T get (from a VM with cirrus-vga):
> jinks at edultsp:~$ glxinfo | grep direct
> direct rendering: Yes
> jinks at edultsp:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
> OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
> OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
> OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.7.1
> OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
> (Note, that it still supports direct rendering, but uses the Software
> Rasterizer.)

So then yes it doesn't work as expected.
Following the guide online in theory it should work also with hal and
dbus running (with intel-dri).

Maybe I'll try a xorg.conf to see if it works or not, if anyone has one
working with 3D for a dell mini it would be great...

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