[Chimera-users] chimera on GM945

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jun 4 08:42:06 PDT 2009

The chimera daily build has workarounds for bugs in some of the newer
Linux distributions, so you should try the daily build first.

Linux's OpenGL drivers, other than those directly from ATI and NVidia, are
undergoing rapid evolution right now to improve performance, and that is
especially true for the Intel drivers.  Unfortunately, the changes affect
many packages, i.e., the X server, Mesa, libdri, and others, so easiest
solution for most people is to switch which Linux distribution they are
using until they find one that works.  We have not done much testing of
Linux on computers with motherboard graphics.  Fedora 10 should work.
I've heard that Unbuntu 9.04 does not work (will be investigating that
soon), but Ubuntu 8.10 should work.

If you find a good distribution for your computer, please let us know.

	Greg Couch
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

On Thu, 4 Jun 2009, Dmytro Kovalskyy wrote:

> Hi there,
> I experience porblems with chimera running on Lenovo X60t in Linux.
> graphics: intel GM945
> I have two installations on the notebook: WinXP and Linux (ALT Linux 4.1.1).
> Chimera's benchmark under Windows returns preety nice values (see
> http://socrates2.cgl.ucsf.edu/trac/chimera/wiki/benchmarks, pre-pre last line,
> Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet 6363WDP).
> However under linux I can not get even something reasonable to post
> Surf 	  - 1
> Mesh - 26
> Contouring 149
> Solid 1
> Recoloring 5
> Is it natural or due to some bugs in Linux drivers/X/kernel?
> Thanks in advance
> Dima

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