[nflug] Intel 950 Accelerated Graphics & Ubuntu
joshj at linuxmail.org
joshj at linuxmail.org
Thu Aug 10 09:02:59 EDT 2006
When we last left our adventurers...
> Went to the store with a Dapper Drake CD. I worked on the Toshiba so far.
> I'm going back tomorrow for the HP.
> 1) Boots fine once you use ESC during boot to get into the BIOS so you can
> set it to boot off the cdrom.
> 2) Sound seems to work OK, but pretty soft. (I set the mixer output up.)
> 3) I got an mpeg movie to play, but was unsure of the quality.
> 4) USB flash drive OK.
> The hard drive is /dev/sda1 (for access to windoze stuff) and the usb flash
> drive is /dev/sdb1 and automounts/dismounts nicely - offering you a konqueror
> window to browse it with.
> 1) How do I "stress" the Intel 950 Graphics accelerator enough to be sure it
> (the driver) works correctly?
> BTW Linux sees it as a 945 chipset.
> 2) dmesg error messages (on Live CD)
> a) Warning:# of CPU's limit of 1 reached - Processor ignored
> b) APIC error on cpu 0 40(40)
> Got this one about 16 times along with some sort of table of values
> that I didn't understand.
> Since this is a chipset that has to do with SMP support, maybe this
> has to do with problem (a).
> 3) Ran glxinfo and got a lot of output I didn't understand. Is there some
> key piece of data in it that will tell me if the 950 works?
> The only thing that caught my interest was a table of values that was
> mostly zeros. There were eight rows that had non-zero data in them and the
> last column of each said "slow". That doesn't look too encouraging.
> 4) Will actually installing it on the notebook fix the SMP problems (and
> graphics?) during the install?
Like Jesse said, the CPU stuff is probably nothing to worry about. To
check on the status of your vid driver, search glxinfo for render. Mine
looks like this:
josh at jupiter:~$ glxinfo |grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON X600 SE Generic
If you have "direct rendering: No", then, well, its not working. But you
should be able to get it to with some tweaking. If it is working then some
good stress-tests would be playing a dvd or high-quality mpeg or playing
an opengl game like tuxkart.
> joshj at linuxmail.org wrote:
>> When we last left our adventurers...
>> > Anyone know how to get the Intel Media Accelerator 950 to work under
>> > Ubuntu or any other distro? I'm looking at two notebooks that use it.
>> I assume you're talking about 3d Acceleration? Because it should work fine
>> with vesa. But I used to have a comp with an intel (onboard) chip and it
>> was a little tricky. It looks like people have gotten your (potential)
>> setup working with both the framebuffer and 3d accel in X using the i810
>> driver. Ubuntu should be able to take care of it for you.
>> > TIA
>> > Joe
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