"Cute", when is kernel.org going to start backports to all the old kernels?
Another test: use hugin/panotools to stitch together a few dozen 8MP images into a panorama, or open up said panorama in Gimp.
so, is it better/worse?
I think I will provide more than just beer! This issue has been severely plaguing me in every ubuntu install on various types of hardware for years now. It's so bad that running virtual machines on ubuntu and linux is actually pointless. it does not work.
I have been following this bug: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12309 for a while now. They also mention some patches. Not sure if it's the same patches, but it's the same issue.
Man I will be happy. Biggest thing holding back linux on the desktop.