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#1 2013-03-18 20:50:57

Registered: 2013-02-20
Posts: 4

Performance Intel® HD Graphics graphic card

Hi i have problem with Performance my graphics graphic. I talk about Intel® HD Graphics located in Gigabyte MSH61DK-SI Motherboard.
Problem is when i play some game, for example Open Arena and i see black screen. I can heare sounds form game menu but i didn't see anything.
When i play Serious Sam 3 i can't se all texture in game menu only some polygons. When i play in Trine2 i have 3-5fps?
Beside this problem i was with Wifi card based on rtl8188 but i compiled oryginal drivers and copy firmware and i solve this problem.

$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
$ less /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
   Driver      "intel"
   Option      "AccelMethod"  "sna"
   Option "TearFree" "true"
#   Option      "AccelMethod"  "uxa" # i changed this with uppon line but no effects
$ lsmod | grep intel
kvm_intel             116986  0 
snd_hda_intel          23448  3 
snd_hda_codec          86035  3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm                63794  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
snd_page_alloc          6167  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
kvm                   333032  1 kvm_intel
crc32c_intel            1488  0 
intel_agp               8593  1 i915
intel_gtt              12501  2 i915,intel_agp
aesni_intel            11275  3 
aes_i586                6980  1 aesni_intel
xts                     2468  1 aesni_intel
snd                    45066  13 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
agpgart                22000  3 drm,intel_agp,intel_gtt
lrw                     3106  1 aesni_intel
ablk_helper             1529  1 aesni_intel
sudo less /boot/grub/grub.cfg
### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Arch GNU/Linux pae kernel' --class arch --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-pae kernel-true-14f41d12-5838-4785-8075-9af492e675b0' {
        set gfxpayload=keep
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='hd0,msdos2'
        if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos2 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos2  704e202b-44b4-4ddd-9a70-3a20b447f86d
          search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 803e202c-b6ba-4dcd-9a7c-3a20bda7f86d
        echo    'Loading System Linux pae kernel...'
        linux   /vmlinuz-linux-pae root=UUID=14441d12-5835-4785-8075-9af494e665b0 ro  quiet
        echo    'Wczytywanie początkowego dysku RAM...'
        initrd  /initramfs-linux-pae.img

In glxgears i have 60fps.

Can you help me?

Last edited by cytrynek (2013-03-18 20:52:00)


#2 2013-03-18 21:12:49

Registered: 2012-06-22
Posts: 772

Re: Performance Intel® HD Graphics graphic card

Just to be sure that you aren't stuck with software rendering, check this:

m@sauron:~ $ xdriinfo
Screen 0: nouveau
m@sauron:~ $ glxinfo |grep -i renderer
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on NV98

If the system is properly configured for hardware acceleration, your problems are probably caused by some bugs in Linux or Mesa. Try updating these components (or "downdating" if you can find some known good version in /var/cache/pacman/pkg).


#3 2013-03-19 15:39:33

Registered: 2013-02-20
Posts: 4

Re: Performance Intel® HD Graphics graphic card

Hello i have something like this

$ xdriinfo
Screen 0: i965
$ glxinfo |grep -i renderer
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2

My system is currently updated. Maybe i must configure mesa or xorg.conf ?


#4 2013-03-19 22:28:43

From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 5,985

Re: Performance Intel® HD Graphics graphic card

The Intel driver doesn't use gallium, but that renderer string looks ok for intel HW accelaration.

keep in mind that intel onboard graphics are not known for having great performance.
There have been cases where 15 euro for a cheap discrete videocard improved graphics performance drastically.

Having said that, the WM/DE you use can make games performance a lot worse then possible.
What WM/DE are you using ?

Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them


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