I've followed this guide and upgraded to the rc kernels as they have been released. I just updated to 2.6.30-rc5, as in the latest version of this guide, and noticed that the nice looking jaunty boot splash screen has returned.
i have the Intel 855GM and have just now gone from the old 2.4 drivers to following the "Safe" solution (i removed the 2.4 drivers and reinstalled xserver-xorg-video-intel, which is now version 2.7.0-1ubuntu2~xup~1). my initial impression is there hasn't been much, if any, improvement. i'm only testing scrolling, and it's really laggy.. lol. i haven't tested with penguin racer before, but when i started it my whole screen turns white and i have to hit ESC to end the application and return to my desktop.....
After reverting changes, I did your "Optimal" fix. Now, my touch pad acts oddly. If I move my finger quickly, the mouse pointer's movement becomes smaller than if I move it slowly.
I mean, if a move my finger from a point to another on the touchpad slowly, the movement of the mouse cursor is of greater distance than if I move my finger quickly.
Any idea why and how to fix this?
What's the point of making 5 alpha releases + Beta + RC if this is what we get for stable? Can someone honestly explain, please?
I just installed Jaunty on my friends desktop and was appalled by the terrible full screen flash and overall video performance. I updated to the latest kernel RC, latest drivers and enabled the options in X's config file.
The performance increase is good, but everything still isn't perfect. I can watch full screen 720p quicktime movie files now (barely could do it before), but still can't stream high quality from you tube in full screen. I'm thinking this is more flash related than anything at this point, as other video performance is pretty good considering the ancientness of this desktop (P4 2.66 w/Intel 865G).
Due to the touch pad problem, I reformatted. I thought, the problem is caused by something else, but apparently, its caused by the new instructions. I just did the safe configuration then the touch pad problem came out. I reverted the changes but the touch pad issue is still here.
I hope to find a fix soon. This is very bugging
What exactly is your problem? Ubuntu, like any other distribution, is at the mercy of release schedules for upstream projects. There was no Intel driver with stable UXA (and therefore DRI2) acceleration shipping in time for Jaunty's release, so the Ubuntu developers wisely opted to revert to the more stable EXA acceleration.
Stability does not equal performance.