RenderAccel bug?

Gerben Wijnja mailinglists at
Mon Sep 13 05:21:46 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-13 at 04:54, Erik Harrison wrote:
> I've been messing around finally with 6.8.0, testing the nvidia binary
> driver, the nv driver, and vesa with xcompmgr running.
> I don't know about whether or not nv supports RenderAccel, but with
> RenderAccel enabled on any of the three drivers, resizing xterms and
> gedit windows becomes very likely to freeze up the display quite
> quickly, Switching VTs and killing xcompmgr restores the display, and
> shows that hundreds of "error 3" messages have been dumped to the
> terminal.
> Running with RenderAccel on in nv and vesa makes fadeout slower than
> with it off. As closed or minimized apps are faded out, then the app
> seems to hang. Menus fading out is very slow. Disabling accell
> restores usable performance for fadeout.
> Slackware current w/ 2.6.7 kernel
> Abit Siluro (Nvidia 5200 chipset) 128 Megs
> Athlon XP 2400+
> ASUS A7N8x-Deluxe
> 512 MB of RAM.

As far as I know, "RenderAccel" is an option NVIDIA added for their own
driver, which is the "nvidia"-driver instead of the "nv"-driver. You can
get it at


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