Artifacts and instability in Oolite v1.77 on Intel GMA3150

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Artifacts and instability in Oolite v1.77 on Intel GMA3150

Postby BuggyBY on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:33 am

(I hope this is the correct subforum for this. If not, could some mod please move it to the appropriate board?)

I'm running Linux Mint 14 64-bit MATE edition on an Acer AOD257 netbook (which I'm informed uses Intel's Graphics Media Accelerator 3150). A while ago, I installed the Elite-style 3D space trading sim Oolite (not from the repos, but directly downloaded from the game's website as I wanted the newest version). As detailed in this thread on the Oolite forum, I found frequent triangular artifacts obscuring my vision, and occasionally the game just silently crashes and either hangs or quits to desktop, without any enlightening error message left in its log files.

At first I thought outdated drivers might be to blame, and so I downloaded and compiled the latest development drivers (which in retrospect may have exacerbated the instability issues) from, but noticed no significant change apart from a higher OpenGL Mesa version number displayed in the log files (13:47:39.861 [rendering.opengl.version]: OpenGL renderer version: 2.0.0 ("2.0 Mesa 9.1.1"). vs 21:05:41.324 [rendering.opengl.version]: OpenGL renderer version: 2.0.0 ("2.0 Mesa 9.0.3").)

Could someone suggest a way to tackle these problems?
Results of inxi -F are as follows:
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System:    Host: bugport257 Kernel: 3.5.0-27-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine:   System: Acer product: AOD257 version: V1.15
           Mobo: Acer model: JE06_PT Bios: INSYDE version: V1.15 date: 10/21/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Atom CPU N570 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1000.00 MHz 2: 1000.00 MHz 3: 1000.00 MHz 4: 1666.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel IGD GLX Version: 2.0 Mesa 9.1.1
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.25
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 04:7d:7b:1d:f8:ba
           Card-2: Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 60:d8:19:4e:f5:e8
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 128.0GB (28.1% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: M4 size: 128.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 116G used: 34G (31%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.13GB used: 0.20GB (9%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 80.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 183 Uptime: 13:27 Memory: 821.9/1991.4MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
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