Radeon EXA feedback

Radek Doulík rodo at novell.com
Mon Sep 12 02:30:50 PDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 04:26 +0200, Francesco Biscani wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm running right now latest Xorg CVS + latest EXA driver (16 - from 
> http://people.freedesktop.org/~anholt/radeon-exa-16.diff ). What to say, 
> finally "xcompmgr -a" runs ok :-) It's very smooth here. I've done some 
> limited testing with mplayer and glxgears: both XV and DRI/GLX seem to work 
> ok on EXA. Only small glitch is a strange "shadow" surrounding cursor when 
> using XV, but apart from that everything is smooth. Oh, and some slide 
> transitions in OpenOffice Impress are pretty slow too. Some info:

Interesting. Do you know if your OOo use cairo or vcl backend? (cairo
backend is only available in ooo-build in gnome CVS)

Cairo backend makes transitions generally slower with unaccelerated
RENDER extensions, so I would be interested to hear if EXA helps here.


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