I have tested Ubuntu 10.04 since Alpha 3 on a variety of laptops, all of which have integrated Intel graphics. It’s been a real mixed bag performance-wise. My HP Mini (GMA950) has been A-OK all along. My IBM ThinkPad X40 (Intel 855, I think) has no DRI acceleration. My HP Compaq 2710p with an Intel X3100 has working DRI and Compiz is fine but the netbook launcher is dog-slow on anything newer than the 2.6.32-18 kernel. Thankfully, the xorg-edgers PPA fixes all of my graphical woes.
NOTE THAT THIS MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR YOU. It has worked for me, I offer no guarantees.
- Open a terminal
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
- sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
- Reboot, you should be good.
Again, this has worked for me. Please do this knowing that you’re basically running beta Xorg packages.