Bug 840934 - video performance bad on Acer Aspire One (Poulsbo gma500)
video performance bad on Acer Aspire One (Poulsbo gma500)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-intel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-17 12:25 EDT by Toni Willberg
Modified: 2013-07-31 13:48 EDT (History)
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Description Toni Willberg 2012-07-17 12:25:25 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

How reproducible:


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
Actual results:

 Slow graphics. Notebook is practically unusable slow.

Expected results:

 Comparable 2D performance to Windows on same notebook.
 Fedora 14 had better performance with 3rd party drivers.

Additional info:
 Not sure about correct component, please move.
Comment 1 Aram Agajanian 2012-09-02 11:25:55 EDT
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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