A warning about Consortium - DOES NOT work with some graphics cards - at all - and the devs dont care either.
Would those graphics cards be the Intel HD series found in most Core 2 and Core i-series laptops? That seems to be what people complain about most, whether on Linux or in Windows.
I have an older Core 2 laptop with an i965 graphics processor in it that just cannot handle OpenGL or DirectX graphics. The video card has a firmware bug that will actually allocate more video memory as needed. Up to and including the top of the memory heap - without relocating jack. In that unimportant part of memory where things like the kernel
sit. Within seconds of this I get a nice reboot.
Sad thing is, it doesn't even have to display the graphics. Anything that touches the GPU 3D will trigger a reboot. Just using ffmpeg to transcode video is enough. 2D is generally fine, though. Happens reliably in Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD. But the CPU can run Prime95 and MemTest86+ for a day each, no problems.