I'm building an appliance/kiosk-type machine which is going to run a single fullscreen Wine application (Synthesia). I'm using Arch Linux running LXDE on an original 7-inch EeePC (well, souped up to 2Gb of RAM, but the CPU is rather slow, something like 633 Mhz).
The game can use either a DirectX or OpenGL renderer and I'm finding it to be quite choppy, especially with the DirectX renderer. However, I remember that the machine was perfectly capable of running Tuxracer and other OpenGL games, and Synthesia definitely should be less demanding to graphics - all it does is drawing a few colored bars.
So, the point is - the display is choppy and the CPU utilization is at 100% when the program runs so I suspect it may be using software rendering.
The video chip is Intel and I have
How do I check if the application uses hardware or software rendering? If the software rendering is being used, how do I set it to hardware rendering?