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desconocido
June 14th, 2010, 05:50 PM
I used to have Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron installed.

I installed Wine and Google Sketchup and in order to make it work, I had to turn off DRI (Direct Rendering Infrastructure) in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf as described in
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=14562&iTestingId=38215&bShowAll=true


Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "DRI" "false"
EndSection

Now I have Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala installed and Wine and Sketchup work out of the box. However, the graphics response of Sketchup is much slower than before, so I am wondering if I could improve it by turning DRI off again.

But I can no longer find an xorg.conf file. Where do they keep the settings nowadays?

I have an Intel graphics card.


$ lspci
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

desconocido
June 18th, 2010, 04:07 PM
But I can no longer find an xorg.conf file. Where do they keep the settings nowadays?

I found this thread and this post in particular: http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8407028&postcount=9

I tried two things (a) copied my old xorg.conf from 8.04 and (b) created a new xorg.conf using Xorg -configure and edited it to include the line

Option "DRI" "false"


Both worked excellently with Sketchup - I got the old speed of rendering back. Funny that software rendering should be faster than hardware.

However suspend and hibernate modes got broken - after resume I could see backgrounds and something that might have been border shadows, but not text, icon or borders.