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The latest Xorg video driver for Intel chipsets will probably cause a slowdown in rendering due to a switch from TTM to GEM. GEM is only supported in kernel 2.6.28 and above so it’s recommended that you stick with drivers released before 2.4.3.

More information: http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13922




An interesting discussion on the freedeskop mailing list revealed that setting MigrationHeuristic to “greedy” in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf may speed up Firefox when using the Intel (intel) drivers.
Read the discussion at http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2008-May/035451.html.