EXA distorts windows
michel at tungstengraphics.com
Thu Jun 21 04:06:47 PDT 2007
On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 12:01 +0100, Paulo J. Matos wrote:
> On 6/19/07, Michel Dänzer <michel at tungstengraphics.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 15:36 +0100, Paulo J. Matos wrote:
> > > On 6/19/07, Michel Dänzer <michel at tungstengraphics.com> wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 10:11 +0100, Paulo J. Matos wrote:
> > >
> > > > > I think EXA is supposed to improve 2D performance.
> > > >
> > > > With a compositing manager, yes.
> > >
> > > Do you mean I need to load the composite extension
> > Yes, and use a compositing manager such as xcompmgr or xfwm4.
> What do you mean by using xcompmgr? You mean starting xcompmgr on the
> background at the same time as my window manager?
It doesn't matter whan you start it, the point is that when it's
running, things should generally be faster with EXA than with XAA.
> > > (and AIGLX?!?) ?
> > GLX compositing managers such as compiz are a different story, for EXA
> > to benefit those you need somebody to implement zero-copy tfp support in
> > the Mesa radeon driver and then use the GIT master branches of xserver
> > (to become 1.4) and xf86-video-ati (to become 6.7).
> No, I was just wanting to know what do I need to have enabled so I can
> try to benchmark correctly with EXA and without EXA performances.
I'm not sure I understand what you're getting at, but AIGLX doesn't have
anything to do with that per se.
Earthling Michel Dänzer | http://tungstengraphics.com
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