xorg-server-1.5.3 + xf86-video-intel-2.6.3 is slow at 2D

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Wed Apr 8 23:58:22 PDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 22:09 +0300, Mihai Donțu wrote:
> Until yesterday, I was using the xorg server 1.3.0. I was very satisfied with 
> it, but my distribution (Gentoo) moved 1.5.3 into stable and I had to 
> upgrade. The problem that is most annoying to me is that everything in 
> konsole (KDE's terminal emulator) is drawn considerably slow. I can see how 
> mc builds its ui. It happens that I'm very sensitive at how my desktop moves 
> in 2D (I'm not a 3D fan). I've tried using XAA instead of EXA, but that did 
> not help. Is there anything I can do to speed up the 2D ops?

If Gentoo hasn't backported xserver commit
f07f18231a921d3ae9dd9b75881c9e58e9e2e235 ('EXA: Allow using
exaCompositeRects also when we can't use a mask in exaGlyphs.') yet,
that could be worth a shot. (Note that
265d20068af5434489752b6dba0bf0065b3cc3ec is also required to fix a
little bug in that)

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