View Full Version : [ubuntu] No 3d acceleration for me in 10.04

August 22nd, 2010, 10:29 PM
Hi all,

Ever since upgrading to 10.04 my video performance has seriously dropped. If I turn on the first level of desktop effects my comp becomes basically unusable. I have been using ubuntu for a few years now and have never had the problem.

I was trying some things out yesterday and nothing worked but I came across this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonHD that told me how to see if hardware acceleration was enabled ( glxinfo | grep "renderer string" ) and it turns out mine is not. When i run that command I get the result

OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer

I have an ATI radeon x600 card in my laptop. I'm more that happy to provide any information (provided you tell me what commands to run :)

Please help! Thanks!

August 22nd, 2010, 10:36 PM
So far, the only way I've been able to get proper performance from my x00 ati card in 10.04, is to turn effects off in Appearance, then switching on compositing with Alt+F2>>gconf-editor>>Applications>>Metacity>>General>>compositing_manager