Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 840934
video performance bad on Acer Aspire One (Poulsbo gma500)
Last modified: 2013-07-31 13:48:07 EDT
Description of problem:
Video performance is very bad.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Acer Aspire One (0751h)
Graphics card: Intel Poulsbo, gma500
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot up from live CD (tested Fedora-17-i686-Live-Desktop.iso)
2. wait for X to start, try to move some windows
3. notice unresponsive graphics performance
Slow graphics. Notebook is practically unusable slow.
Comparable 2D performance to Windows on same notebook.
Fedora 14 had better performance with 3rd party drivers.
Not sure about correct component, please move.
The Acer Aspire One 0751h netbook seems similar in specs to my Dell Inspiron Mini 12.
The new opensource gma500 driver doesn't have 3D acceleration. AFAIK, there are not plans to add that feature.
If you're trying to use Gnome Shell (i.e. Gnome 3) on this netbook, 3D acceleration is required. Have you tried fallback mode?
I have been using XFCE on my netbook. It is reasonably responsive. There are still some glitches with the gma500 driver, though.
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