r200 exa performance regression in xserver-1.6?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 22:36:26 PDT 2009

On 3/26/09, Daniel Kasak <daniel.kasak at 247realmedia.com> wrote:
> Hi all.
>  I've brought an old r200 card out of retirement to bring some bling to
>  my work desktop. I was running xserver-1.5.something with an integrated
>  nvidia card. I did an upgrade to xserver-1.6, mesa-7.4-rc1 and
>  xf86-video-radeon-6.12.0.
>  I don't have any figures for previous software on this hardware, but I
>  can say that back when I was using this card at home on my old server,
>  it used to *fly* - particularly after the exa-zero-copy-tfp landed. I
>  certainly didn't get jumpiness or pauses like I'm getting now.
>  So anyway, I'm running ecomorph ( compiz port for E17 ), and most of the
>  effects are very slow and jumpy.

Does adding a virtual line to the screen section of your config to
limit the front buffer size help?
Virtual 1280 1024


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