View Full Version : [ubuntu] Direct rendering Turning on and off

July 20th, 2008, 05:38 AM
I've tried googling this and searching the forums, but it seems like no one with an intel graphic card is having this problem but me.

When I start up my computer and type glxinfo into the console it happily tells me that my direct rendering is working. Then, after playing a game for a little while, the game stops reacting. When I restart Xserver and log back in, and check to see if direct rendering is working... it tells me that it isn't. However, if I restart my computer completely and check, my direct rendering works again.

I'm running Hardy. My graphics card is listed as Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller after entering lshw in the terminal.

Anyone have any ideas?

July 20th, 2008, 10:56 PM

July 21st, 2008, 07:26 PM
Does no one know?

July 22nd, 2008, 12:38 AM
I checked the game forums and some else had the same issue. Apparently, in fullscreen mode the key presses don't reset the screensaver, and the error happens when the screensaver kicks in.

Apparently, simply turning the screensaver off, or playing in windowed mode solves the problem.