17th March 2009, 12:38 AM
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F10 Intel i810 driver workaround (For people with intel integrated graphics, must rea
Hi everyone. I don't know if anyone has pointed this out yet or not I searched around I didn't spot anything, But just for public benefit here it is:
If you are running an Intel integrated Graphics card and have been noticing a crappy Fedora 10 performance downgrade from Fedora 9, I HIGHLY recommend you downgrade the built in intel Xorg i810 driver (the intel driver) in Fedora 10 to that of Fedora 9
You can do that by downloading the latest xorg-x11-drv-i810-xxxxxx driver from any up to date Fedora 9 repo and doing the following to install it as root :
It is important that these commands are executed in order as root:
//Force installs the older F9 driver
rpm -ivh /the-location-of-the-rpm-you-downloaded/xorg-x11-drv-i810*fc9* --force
You need to force install it because the Fedora 10 one still exists in the installed RPM list
//Removes the F10 driver
rpm -e xorg-x11-drv-i810*fc10*
Remove the Fedora 10 one from the system
Note: I Recommend you reboot your system after you switch drivers, restarting X might lock your system like what happened with me, so reboot anyways
Additionally, you will need to add the xorg-x11-i810 driver to the yum exclude list so it doesn't get updated again with the Fedora 10 driver while doing system updates later
To reverse this process:
Make sure you have downloaded the latest Fedora 10 xorg-x11-drv-i810 driver
from a fedora 10 repo then do the reverse process:
//Force installs the Fedora 10 driver
rpm -ivh /the-location-of-the-rpm-you-downloaded/xorg-x11-drv-i810*fc10* --force
//Removes the F9 driver
rpm -e xorg-x11-drv-i810*fc9*
Again you will need to reboot for best results.
I have tested this and the results are amazing.
I have nearly tripled my glxgears benchmark on my Thinkpad T60 (intel 945GM) result from a crappy 340 Frames per second (1700 in 5 seconds) to a decent 970 frames per second (4800 frames per 5 seconds)
32-Bit Fedora 9 RPM
64-Bit Fedora 9 RPM
32-Bit Fedora 10 RPM
64-Bit Fedora 10 RPM
ENJOY the performance boost!
Last edited by Tuxic; 17th March 2009 at 12:50 AM.