IMAC G3 12.04 mesa downgrade? video hungry.
Good day folks,
I have a nice little setup 12.04 on a 2001 g3 imac 600mhz 684 mb ram. 128 mb ati integrated graphics.
I have read very little about it, but i have a feeling that if i downgrade MESA, i will be able to utilize the 3d hardware acceleration?
This would be beneficial to me to free up my cpu since i believe without the MESA downgrade all my window drawing and rendering is being done via cpu instead of gpu.
Am i correct? I have a great little setup so I would hate to encounter a problem.
My screensaver (snowflakes) uses 100% cpu. So I switched to blank screen which uses 0%.
Anyone have any exp with this?? Thanks again all!
iMac special edition "flower power" - 600mhz - 684mb ram - cd/rw - airport classic - Lubuntu 12.04LTS & iMac "indigo" - 500mhz - 384mb ram - cd-rw - airport classic - OS X 10.4.1 - Linux runs better.