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

Mihai Donţu mihai.dontu at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 15:43:41 PDT 2009

On Thursday 09 April 2009 09:58:22 Michel Dänzer wrote:
> 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)

I tested KDE 4.2.1's konsole and saw that it moves OK. Thinking that this will 
solve the problem without me taking a swim through git commits, I purged KDE 
3.5.9 and installed 4.2.1. Now Kate (my editor of choice) moves slow. I feel 
like I can't win here. :)

I will take your advice and see if reverting/applying those commits will 
improve my experience.

Thank you,

Mihai Donţu

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