Slow Intel Graphics - openSUSE 11.

Hi, I noticed that my Intel 82815 (i815) graphics card runs slow on openSUSE 11.1. I know that many people have this issue, but I’ve been unable to find a satisfactory solution so far. My graphics card isn’t powerful enough for compiz effects, so those aren’t turned on. I get around 45-50 fps with glxgears. Does anyone know if there’s an updated intel driver or an method to speed up my graphics card’s rendering? thanks.

On Fri, 2009-08-14 at 23:16 +0000, icanfly0307 wrote:
> Hi, I noticed that my Intel 82815 (i815) graphics card runs slow on
> openSUSE 11.1. I know that many people have this issue, but I’ve been
> unable to find a satisfactory solution so far. My graphics card isn’t
> powerful enough for compiz effects, so those aren’t turned on. I get
> around 45-50 fps with glxgears. Does anyone know if there’s an updated
> intel driver or an method to speed up my graphics card’s rendering?
> thanks.

Not in direct answer, but it may not be the “power” that keep you from
running compiz, but rather the 64M footprint minimum requirement. I
know what I have an old i810 that can do compositing effects using KDE3
(please not I said 3 and NOT 4), because KDE3 compositing was pretty
basic and didn’t require a lot of graphic memory.

While I have NOT tried (at least I’m pretty sure) openSUSE 11.1 on my
old i810 based machine, I know that 10.3 worked ok and I was able to
play simple games like Tuxracer at 1024x768. But even so, it was
obvious that was pretty much pushing the platform to the edge of what
was possible.