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How do I enable Glamor mode which accelerates 2D graphics with OpenGL on Ubuntu?

See Choose acceleration method on Arch Linux wiki.

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Don't justify your question with comments. Provide all that information in the question itself. –  dobey Apr 15 at 18:52
got it ..thanks. @dobey –  Qasim Apr 15 at 18:53

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GLAMOR is an acceleration library merged into the X.Org Server 1.16 that provides 2D acceleration implemented over OpenGL so X.Org DDX drivers no longer need to implement 2D-specific code-paths. GLAMOR is designed to be universal amongst OpenGL / OpenGL ES supported hardware.

Ubuntu 13.10

To install it on Saucy install the following package:

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-glamoregl

Ubuntu 14.04

For Trusty the package to install is different:

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-glamoregl

And you also have to manually edit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/glamoregl.conf to enable it.

Source: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Glamor/

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grep glamor /var/log/Xorg.0.log > [ 4.079] (WW) "glamoregl" will not be loaded unless you've specified it to be loaded elsewhere. .... no settings in xorg.conf ? and how do i check its enabled ? –  Qasim Apr 15 at 18:37
Try to create a glamor.conf as described here, in the "How to Enable Glamor?" section. But the xserver-xorg-glamoregl should provide such file though; –  Sylvain Pineau Apr 15 at 18:39
Try to restart your system and look for "Use GLAMOR acceleration" in the Xorg.0.log –  Sylvain Pineau Apr 15 at 18:42
ok in 14.04 its sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-glamoregl-lts-saucy , and its enabled , ty....you need to edit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/glamoregl.conf to enable it..Thanks alot –  Qasim Apr 15 at 18:51
please update your answer, so i can accept it. @Sylvain Pineau –  Qasim Apr 15 at 18:54

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