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[Bug 1386721] Re: Graphics Slow After Upgrade 14.04 - 14.10


If the graphics driver is the problem, would it be possible/sensible to
downgrade it to whatever version we had und 14.04? Does anyone know how
to do this?

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  Graphics Slow After Upgrade 14.04 - 14.10

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Bug description:
  Using Gnome Ubuntu 14.10, Dell XPS 13, intel 915 Graphics

  After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 there are a lot of places where
  the graphics are working much slower than they were before:

  - Gnome Shell Interface is very sluggish, visible "chops" (redrawing)
  when pressing the [Super] key.

  - Selecting text in Gedit takes a full second pr. line

  Experiences some subjective improvement when I booted kernel 3.13.0-37
  instead of 3.16.0-23, but that may be my imagination as the problem

  I've searched google, forums, found a couple of relevant links that
  point to the issue being the Intel drivers.


  But the drivers currently in 14.10 should be newer than those supplied
  by Intel to 14.04 so that doesn't make sense to me. As one Intel
  developer wrote:

  "I would like to point out that since what we do is bring more ecent
  versions of the software to the target distributions than they ship
  with, a 14.04 targeted installer is unlikely to bring much to a 14.10
  installation, which most likely has the same or more recent versions
  already anyway."

  Source: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/node/375

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: xorg 1:7.7+7ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-23.31-generic 3.16.4
  Uname: Linux 3.16.0-23-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CompositorRunning: None
  CurrentDesktop: GNOME
  Date: Tue Oct 28 15:24:30 2014
  DistUpgraded: 2014-10-25 20:59:36,052 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
  DistroCodename: utopic
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  DkmsStatus: i915-3.15-3.13, 0.01, 3.13.0-37-generic, x86_64: installed
  ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, if not too technical
   Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:060a]
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-06-14 (135 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140416.2)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS13 9333
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-23-generic root=UUID=105bbbd1-365e-4063-bdca-fc5431faf5dc ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: xorg
  Symptom: display
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to utopic on 2014-10-25 (2 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 12/11/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A02
  dmi.board.name: 0GFTRT
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.board.version: A00
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.version: 0.1
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA02:bd12/11/2013:svnDellInc.:pnXPS139333:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0GFTRT:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr0.1:
  dmi.product.name: XPS13 9333
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
  version.compiz: compiz N/A
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.56-1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.3.0-0ubuntu3
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.3.0-0ubuntu3
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.16.0-1ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.4.0-2ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.914-1~exp1ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.11-1ubuntu2
  xserver.bootTime: Tue Oct 28 13:44:57 2014
  xserver.configfile: default

  xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
   product id                                4933
   vendor                                     CMN
  xserver.version: 2:1.16.0-1ubuntu1

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