For some months, I own a Samsung Q35 laptop which is powered by a Mandriva 2007.0.

As describe in its technical specification this machine include an Intel GMA 950 GPU. lspci give us more details:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

This chipset is recognized out of the box by drakconf and thanks to this GUI, I was able to setup X.org with AIGLX in no more than 2 clicks !

Mandriva 2007.0 : Drakconf, a GUI to setup 3D Desktop

Here are some screenshots of the resulting 3D desktop:

glxgear-pseudo-benchmark.jpg

mandriva-20070-3d-desktop-video-and-transparency.jpg

mandriva-20070-3d-desktop-video-and-window-flicker.jpg

mandriva-20070-3d-desktop-video-expose-like-panel.jpg

mandriva-20070-3d-desktop-video-and-desktop-chooser.jpg

mandriva-20070-3d-desktop-video-and-desktop-cube.jpg

opengl-software-and-3d-desktop.jpg

opengl-software-and-3d-desktop-flicker-bug.jpg

As you can see there is still some bugs but I had to test many softwares to find one which had problems with the 3D desktop. Except Celestia, everything was working as usual. Beside this, I just had to redefine some shotcuts in Compiz (to match the default KDE shortcuts) and I was feeling at home ! :)

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