Re: Guide to Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500
So, I've followed all these directions pretty closely and they've worked for me, for the most part. The only problem is that the directions to get compiz working didn't work. I think I might possibly know what the problem is though. When I was going through the directions provided in the link for Ubuntu 9.10 I came to the part where I needed to edit the "xorg.conf" and being on a freshly installed 9.10, I didn't have one. I found the command to create it, but it wouldn't let me run the command because xorg was in use and I couldn't figure out how run the command with out having the xorg server running, so I just created my own file and used the contents that I was given in the walkthrough.
Doing this I was able to fix my resolution so that it runs at the native 1366x768 (I'm on an Acer AO751h) and glxgears now gives a decent 1300 frames in 5 sec. as opposed to about 100+ before. But I can't enable the visual effects and I can't use Blender, even when I run it using "LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 blender"
So how do I get xorg to generate its own xorg.conf file?
I'm still pretty beginner in the technical aspects of Ubuntu. I've been using it for over 2 years, but its always worked pretty well for me out of the box, until I bought this new netbook.
Thanks for all the help.
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