[compiz] Running Compiz in XGL

Joel Bosveld joel.bosveld at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 16:29:34 PDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 6:01 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a Dell Inspiron with the ATI x1400 video card. In Ubuntu 7.04 I
> ran Compiz-Fusion in XGL with the fglrx drivers and the system was
> very responsive. I noticed no performance penalties at all. In Ubuntu
> 8.04 I am running Compiz natively with the current fglrx drivers, and
> the system is sluggish. Disabling Compiz makes the system very
> responsive. So I am interested in running Compiz in XGL like I had in
> 7.04. Is this advised? Are there and disadvantages? I specifically
> need the Enhanced Zoom Desktop and Negativity plugins. Thanks in
> advance.
> Dotan Cohen
>  <http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/compiz>
The latest fglrx supports aiglx, and the xgl performance is not as good
(from what I've heard). So disabling xgl will probably work (although the
performance may not be as good as xgl in 7.04), either that or you will need
to rollback to an older driver and use xgl.

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