On 2010-09-29 01:06, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 15:02 +0100, Ron Leach wrote:
> Philip Rhoades wrote:
>> Ron wrote,
>>> Back to F14 beta RC3, the topic of your original post, you are
>>> experiencing very slow operations with F14. Adam's post suggests that
>>> F14 needs a new driver for your chipset (he says 'soon for F14'). My
>>> feeling is that until a GMA500-specific driver is employed, in view of
>>> the historic problems described in Adam's blog Xorg might be a bit
>>> unstable with that chipset.
>> I don't know about that but I don't understand why F14 can't behave
>> least as well as F13 with the 1024x768 res.
> That's a fair point. I wonder if F14 contains a different (newer)
> version of 'Xorg', maybe. Anyway, Adam said he'd update the GMA500
> driver to F14 - he'll have to test it anyway, and so it should be both
> available, and loadable.
vesa is a very slow driver. It's possible F14 is putting more strain on
the driver in some way. What desktop are you running, Philip?
It's fairly common for newer resolutions like 1366x768 not to
when using vesa, although this can be fixed by the vesa developers if
you file a bug report (it's not a high priority though).
I will check the new beta release and see what happens first.
xorg-x11-drv-psb should be available for F14 now. Did you make sure
follow the instructions to enable the RPM Fusion repositories, including
the non-free repository, before running 'yum install xorg-x11-drv-psb'?
I did that all correctly as far as I can tell (for both F13 and F14).
You're not running the x86-64 Fedora, are you? (I only build the
for ix86 at present, up till now only 32-bit systems have had GMA 500
I do have F12 x86_64 on my desktop but this testing is on my netbook.
I think PCLOS probably has the psb driver out of the box, there would
no legal or technical restriction on them doing this, and a Mandriva
package of the driver is available which they would likely source from.
Will test the new Beta later and report back . .
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