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Intel video driver - Acer Aspire 5742 series
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666philb


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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 06:22    Post subject:  

the wizard will always show modesetting as the kernel picks the driver in the newer kernels.

the correct driver is loaded, it's just that you may not be getting full acceleration
from your xorg.0.log (lines 232-235)
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[    22.613] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
[    22.613] (EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering
[    22.672] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized swrast
[    22.672] (II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0


glxgears runs so you should have direct rendering, but just slower than dri2, check with
Code:
glxinfo | grep direct

should say direct rendering: Yes

try running google earth .... does it fire up and perform ok?
also check your /var/log/xorg.0.log after trying chillinfarts xorg.conf and see if dri2 is loading. you could also try the one i posted again but remove the "Option "DRI" "True"" line

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2015, 23:19    Post subject:  

It does show yes for direct rendering. However, Earth is too slow to even try to use. Conversely, on my much older HP Probook with Tahrpup Earth fires up in no time and is a breeze to use.
I tried glamor modesetting without any apparent result.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2015, 09:48    Post subject:  

Thank you for your efforts on my behalf, but we seem to be getting nowhere. Unfortunately it appears that the screen does not support DRI2, and whatever driver is being used cannot handle any advanced graphics. Will I encounter the same problem with other versions of Puppy and even other flavours of Linux?
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2015, 10:16    Post subject:  

if you find a puppy (or other linux) that works ...try using its xorg.conf in tahrpup
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2015, 14:34    Post subject:  

I tried running Racy 5.5 which loaded with the intel driver, but the xorg.conf comments out the Device section with a note to the effect that the processor would be recognized automatically (or something to that effect). Using this Xorg.conf, I tried starting Earth, but it did not load and the mouse froze. On subsequent boots with the same file the mouse remained frozen.
Please keep me informed of any developments as I really like the flexibility of Tahr, but would naturally like to have a working 64 bit version.Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2015, 16:09    Post subject:  

I've got an Intel with three times your FPS and can't run Earth. Your best bet's a new card.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2015, 16:13    Post subject:  

It's a portable, not a desktop. I tried installing FatDog but it does not boot. So I am going to try Mint and see how I fare with that.
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Jan 2015, 10:53    Post subject:  

Further development: Puppy Precise does load the Intel driver (which requieres KMS). Is it possible KMS is the source of the blockage with Tahr?
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