[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel-2.1.99

Khashayar Naderehvandi khashayar.lists at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 10:48:42 PST 2007

On Nov 13, 2007 6:16 PM, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 4:18 am Khashayar Naderehvandi wrote:
> > With the git version, accelmethod defaults to EXA and most things seem to
> > work just fine. But I'm kind of doubtful about EXA as default. Windows
> > manipulation, compiz, etc., are snappy, but just scrolling in a browser
> > uses 100% cpu. Especially when running compiz at the same time, scrolling
> > text becomes painfully slow. Writing this email is really annoying as I
> > type notably faster than the characters appear on the screen.
> >
> > If this issue supposed to be fixed for the final 2.2 release? If not, I'd
> > suggest using XAA as default...
> Can you try using the "ExaNoComposite" option?  That may bring you back to
> XAA/noaccel performance levels.
> The reason for moving to EXA by default is that XAA simply can't support
> several of the features the driver has available, like a tiled frontbuffer or
> framebuffer compression.  Carl, Keith and Dave have been working on the
> performance problems, but they probably won't be fixed for this release.

I'm trying it now with ExaNoComposite and experience no improvement
whatsoever. I'm running 24bit and not 16. But as far as I can tell,
scrolling is horrible when running a composite manager such as compiz.
Not otherwise.

Here's hoping for continued improvements!

> Jesse

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