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Ubuntu (Jaunty (9.04) Intel GFX Sux0rz wth note(net)book (horrible driver support)

I have an ASUS Eee PC (1000 – SSD drive(s)) running Jaunty (upgrade from 8.10). Which was crippled upon update in terms of video performance (performance was so horrible that it was even affecting desktop (Gnome/X) visual effects.

A partial fix is available (see below URL). Please post in the comments if this affects you let me know if the fixed worked for you.

http://handyfloss.net/2009.04/poor-intel-graphics-performance-in-ubuntu-jaunty-jackalope-and-a-fix

Some others have mentioned have there is a bug which is now denying one of the system components from properly changing the file permissions on a file found in /dev/dri/card*

Changing permissions to 666 on this file seems to have improved performance for some as well (verify what your perms are first).

https://bugs.launchpad.net/xserver-xorg-video-intel = GG Intel. AMD must really be kicking themselves for selling off that netbook tech to, who was it? Qualcomm?

I’ll tell you right now that if there was a netbook out there which featured superior driver support / performance in video apps all across the board (media, gaming, streaming video, hd even), I would pay another 50-150$ for it. *hint hint* – AMD.

It’s honestly kind of pathetic that my tiny little iphone can crush my netbook at rendering / streaming low quality video.

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