GPUTesting

Mir Graphics Card Testing

Welcome to Mir graphics card testing!

To participate with this testing simply install Mir (either in the Ubuntu archive as outlined on http://unity.ubuntu.com/mir/installing_prebuilt_on_pc.html or with a pre-built image for your flavor (e.g. the Xubuntu testing at http://vanir.unit193.tk/mir/).

Mir Status as of 8 Dec 2013

- no proprietary driver support (dependent on 3rd parties) (bug report? / feature request? / status of canonnical's "negotiations" with nvidia and amd?)

- “input events seeming slow/last buffer render delay” https://bugs.launchpad.net/mir/+bug/1199450 (FIX RELEASED)

- no multimonitor support https://bugs.launchpad.net/mir/+bug/1102760 (FIX RELEASED)

- no bypass composition support at the system compositor level, iow: framerates will be (s)low https://bugs.launchpad.net/mir/+bug/1109963 (FIX RELEASED, except Android)

- no power management enabled https://bugs.launchpad.net/xmir/+bug/1193222 (FIX RELEASED, similar issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/+bug/1231857)

- no VESA support (no software rendering backend) https://bugs.launchpad.net/mir/+bug/1118903 (TRIAGED, research phase)

- XMir always listening to keyboard, passwords may appear in other X sessions https://bugs.launchpad.net/xmir/+bug/1192843 (FIX RELEASED)

- System compositor children receive all input events https://bugs.launchpad.net/mir/+bug/1102757 (FIX RELEASED)

- multi session, doesn’t work (bug report? / feature request?)

How To Test

First find out which graphics card you have with:

lspci

Look for the line which mentions a graphics controller.

Now find out which version of Mir you have with:

dpkg -s libmirserver1

Note down the version number in the Version: line.

How to determine success or failure

Now run your system with XMir enabled and test it is running with:

ps ax | grep "unity"

You should see a line with unity-system-compositor listed. If you see this you are running Mir! If you see this and your desktop works as normal, this is considered a success.

If you have a propreitary graphics driver (e.g. many Nvidia/ATI cards) and you run the above command and don't see a unity-system-compositor then the system correctly fell back to X and this is considered a success.

If the system doesn't display graphics or you see a line with unity-system-compositor and you see significant performance or tearing issues, this is considered a failure.

Please note: multi-monitor support is not currently implemented - don't mark a test as a failure if multi-monitor doesn't work.

Intel

Please don't add duplicate entries - we only want one entry per GPU model. Please order by model alphabetically.

Card

Distribution Tested

Mir Version

Tested By

Status

Notes

Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller

Xubuntu

0.0.8

DevoKun

Success

Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

Ubuntu

0.0.9

gschofl

Success

2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)

Ubuntu

0.0.9

jono

Success

3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)

Xubuntu

0.0.8r945

vanyok

Success

Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

Xubuntu

0.0.8r945

vanyok

Success

Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

Ubuntu 13.10

0.0.15+13.10.20131014-0ubuntu1

k-ubuntu1

Success

Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)

Ubuntu Studio 13.10

0.0.9+13.10.20130822-0ubuntu1

cub

Success

Update 22 Aug, same as before: Once logged in it was Success. The login page I consider Failed since the screen was flashing and it painted a blue streak following the cursor movements.

Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)

Xubuntu

0.0.9r970

cub

Success

Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

nik90

Success

Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller

Xubuntu

0.0.8

GridCube

Success

Intel GMA 3650 (Cedar View)

Xubuntu

0.0.9r970

texadactyl

Success

Consistently falls back to X

Intel HD3000

Xubuntu

0.0.8

ToZ

Success

Intel Corp. System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics Controller (aka GMA500)

Xubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

mikewhatever

Success

Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)

Ubuntu

0.0.9

ckempo

Success

Second Generation Core Processor (09)

Ubuntu

0.0.8

ventrical

Success

Unity + CCSM working exceptionally well. No Unity Dash or Panel problems. I am not noticing any performance decreases. Using Cube Reflection and Deformation option from ccsm gives a very lucid rendering of that effect while under xmir, moreso I would say than with X. This is an improvement upon X renderings of the same tool and/or xmir is enhancing X in some fashion. I am using Intel Sandybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2

910/GL (rev 4)

Ubuntu

0.0.9

ventrical

Success

Unity works very well on this Dell Dimension 3100. There is some regression with CCSM graphical options. It is more or less good-bye to glxgears and wobbly windows but Cube+Rotate works well. Dash and Panel very snappy as usual.

NVidia

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Card

Distribution Tested

Mir Version

Tested By

Status

Notes

G86M [GeForce 8400M GS]

ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

mc3man

Failure

Bug#1195811

GF100 [GeForce GTX 480] (rev a3)

Ubuntu

0.0.10+13.10.20130904-0ubuntu1

fooman

Success

Falls back to Xorg.

GF108 [GeForce GT 430] (rev a1)

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

kaiserclaudius

Failure

The desktop works, but there are significant performance regressions, see also Bug#1211443. Tested with Nouveau Driver.

GF108M [GeForce GT 525M] (rev a1)

Xubuntu

0.0.8r945

vanyok

Failure

just show the blank screen, even can't switch to text console.

GF119M [GeForce GT 520MX] (rev a1)

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

nedaspekorius

Success

Successfully fallback to Xorg [with nvidia-prime 0.4] drivers 325.15-0ubuntu1~xedgers~saucy2 (laptop with Optimus technology). After changing cards between Intel and Nvidia have to reconfigure graphics in recovery mode window

GF119 [GeForce GT 520] (rev a1)

Xubuntu

0.0.8

GridCube

Success

GF119 [GeForce GT 610] (rev a1)

Xubuntu

0.0.8r945

Exio4

Success

Seems to work well, but after some hours of usage started seeing the "input-latency problem" in some apps, solved for some minutes by relogin; random gaming seems to be ok, mir didn't crash under "heavy usage" (it was slow as hell though!)

GT218 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3] (rev a2) PCI-X

Xubuntu

0.0.8

DevoKun

Success

Falls back to Xorg.

GT220

Xubuntu

0.0.8r945

grahammechanical

Success

The live session runs on Xmir. Experience normal for a development ISO image. The installed failed in the sense that the reboot did not bring a desktop running on Xmir. I did not tick Install Third Party Software. So, the Nvidia driver was not active. I checked this in Additional Drivers and Nouveau was the driver. I rebooted and now I have Xubuntu running on Xmir. It may take a second reboot to bring up Xmir. The platform is stable and applications load and run as they should. The ordinary user would not notice if it was Xserver or Xmir. So, I do not think that the issue of needing a second reboot is important. There are a couple of minor issues with Xmir which are known and have been present since Ollie Reis PPA was opened. Using that PPA I have been running Xubuntu+xmir since the beginning of July.

GT210/218

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

mc3man

Failure

Bug#1195811

GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

vmc

Failure

White screen with black vertical lines

GeForce 9800 GTX / 9800 GTX+ (rev a2)

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

trix

Success

I noticed some "input-latency problem" mostly in Firefox and Chrome

GT216GLM [Quadro FX 880M] (rev a2)

Ubuntu

0.0.10+13.10.20130904-0ubuntu1 0.0.12+13.10.20130926.1-0ubuntu1

jobenk

Success

Running nouveau driver on a hp Mobile Workstation 8540w. update: Login screen is briefly preceeded by desktop snapshot of previous session . mir_client_demos and glxgears run smoothly. AVI and DVD playback is smooth. Suspend/resume works. Window manager issue: navigation buttons sometimes fail to work. RDP client (Vinagre) through VNC works but has serious redraw issues. Slight tearing issue in Firefox when scrolling pages. Occasionally system locks up completely, cold reboot neccessary.

Quadro FX 2500M

Ubuntu

0.0.10+13.10.20130903-0ubuntu1

pjculliton

Success

Running proprietary Nvidia graphics driver (nvidia-304-updates).

ATI

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Card

Distribution Tested

Mir Version

Tested By

Status

Notes

ATI A series APU

Xubuntu

0.0.8

tr33m4n

Success

however flickering when selecting menu items and moving windows. When logging out synaptics mouse becomes unusable. Ran from USB boot and Virtualbox

Barts XT [Radeon HD 6870]

Ubuntu

0.0.12+13.10.20130926.1-0ubuntu1

KuriKai

Failure

Lots of screen corruption - unusable

Madison [Radeon HD 5000M Series]

Xubuntu

0.0.8

cub

Success

Experienced the lag when typing as mentioned before. I also got to see everything I wrote in the session including my Bitcasa password in clear text when shutting down the laptop.

Redwood XT [Radeon HD 5670/5690/5730]

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

redmar

Success

RV350 [Radeon 9600 Series]

Ubuntu

0.0.9

Ventrical

Success

Edit: I just wanted to put up an add-on post for details here. I upgraded to 0.0.9 with a fresh install of Ubuntu+ Unity on this older machine and it is actually working better with Xmir. The Unity Dash and Panel are much snappier so this is another progression over X or enhancing X in some way. Aug.16/2013

Mobility™ Radeon® HD 3450/3470 (RV620/M82)

Ubuntu

0.0.10+13.10.20130904-0ubuntu1

graeme-salsaholics

Failure

Lots of screen corruption - unusable

Mobility™ Radeon® HD 5870

Xubuntu

0.0.8

Lderan

Success

Useable, text input is very laggy.

Mobility Radeon HD 3650

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

trix

Success

Previewing files on Unity Dash is a little bit slow.

Mobility Radeon HD 4350

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

smartboyhw

Success

Plymouth only shows the boot screen for 1 second, then dark screen

Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850]

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

edmundrhudy-6

Failure

no graphics, X server bails out

RV730 PRO [Radeon HD 4650]

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

kpeignot

Success

A little bit slower to login (~3 seconds against 1 with X)

Turks XT [Radeon HD 6670/7670]

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

P-I H

Success

Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]

Ubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

redmar

Success

VIA Technologies, Inc.

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Card

Distribution Tested

Mir Version

Tested By

Status

Notes

VX900 Graphics [Chrome9 HD]

Xubuntu

0.0.9+13.10.20130813-0ubuntu1

gang65

Failure

Xubuntu 13.10 splash screen appear. When X/Mir should be run, the black screen appear, and there is completely system freeze. Unable to switch to VT, NumLock/CapsLock are not working.

Mir/GPUTesting (last edited 2014-01-03 18:07:30 by k-ubuntu1)