Any progress here? With 2.7.0, rotation or scaling still seem to completely disable any sort of acceleration (2D and 3D), so you're essentially back to just a framebuffer. This is so slow it's simply unusuable.
Thanks. I'm experiencing this on my netbook (GMA950) as well as another notebook (GMA965). I don't see any reason for why these older IGPs should be incapable of accelerating rotation, and according to other reports, it should work. I'll likely file a bug.
Maybe this bug is related: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20412