intel driver severe screen corruption with compiz and blur plugin
I like to have the `blurī plugin in compiz enabled for translucent terminal windows. This gaussian blur makes text in the terminal much more readable than without because it makes it so much easier to tell foreground text from background text.
However, on my Eeepc 1000H it results in immediate screen corruption or even total lockup. This laptop has a gma 945 chipset I think. I think Michael Larabel has a 1000H too, am I right? He sure does a lot of testing on it.
Anyway, blur results in screen corruption and even locking up X in the Intel driver. It took me a little while to figure out which of the many compiz I had enabled was causing the problem.
No big errors with nvidia driver
I have 4 machines with opensuse 11.1 installed (126.96.36.199 and KDE 4.2).
MSI Wind (intel GME 450): Pretty good performance for that type of computer. Compositing works awesome. But if I shut it down, the vt switch doesn't work and I see only fullscreen graphic corruption.
While system runs I can switch vts, the problem only appears if I shut it down.
Acer Extensa Notebook (intel GMA): Good performance too. I had very bad opengl system lockups but after a driver update they were gone.
MSI X48C (Nvdia GF 8800GTS with 180.35): No problems at all. GL, Compositing, VT switching. No lockups or something like this. Window resizing is slow. If I logout and relogin GTK apps won't work and I have to reboot. But I don't know if this is an error of nvidia.
Abit P45 (GF 9600 with 180.35): No problems. I had lockups on video playback and Xid errors but there gone.
So overall I'm quite happy with linux graphix at the moment. The qt4.5 dependency from opensuse are making plasma ugly on my intel notebooks. On my nvidia PCs nearly all looks fine under qt4.5.
But thats opensuses fault...
ACPI sleep bugs suck with my Linux lappy
My laptop has an ATI 200m card built in. And it seems that about every 3 months either a new driver will come out or a new kernel that breaks ACPI suspend or Hibernate. This holds true to the latest fglrx driver 9.2
oh and honorable mention goes to misc opengl extensions that are missing or broken (PBO)