Last edited by kraftman; 06-10-2009 at 06:51 AM.
I'm trying out the KDE LiveCD on my laptop. Every time I enable Kwin effects with Opengl, the desktop freaks out and once it settles I can only see window outlines and shadows (the window content itself appears garbled or is just missing). The laptop has a 200M, so the driver should be providing proper 3D. Kubuntu Jaunty works, for example, and I think both Jaunty and F11 use the same driver version. Xrender works, but who wants to use that . Additionally, Kwin with effects appears uberslugish; Jaunty is snappy even from the LiveCD.
Last edited by Melcar; 06-10-2009 at 02:08 PM.
Have to wait the upgrade from F10 till the catalyst 9.6 arrives with 2.6.29 support :P
For the one-and-a-half people who are semi-interested, once I installed the proprietary nVidia drivers, Firefox performance dropped considerably. Fortunately it only affects scrolling with fixed backgrounds -- changing font sizes still remains much quicker than in previous versions. (But still noticeably slower than WinXP.)
Now to test this new-fangled Japanese input iBus rewrite thingy... Whee!!!
In other news, although the liveCD gave me crackly sound, the install gives me NO sound whatsoever. Hurrah!
And what? Works for him, doesn't work for others... I don't have a single problem with sound under Linux.My brother-in-law's hackintosh has sound working just fine.
Last edited by kraftman; 06-11-2009 at 09:10 AM.
I don't think those issues have anything to do with Firefox on Linux or even with your distro. The implementation is just fine, works as well as on Windows or even better. Probably a graphics card issue.
Ha ha ha! I love Linux people. Always the same:
Newbee: "I'm having an issue with so-and-so, any help?"
Crustee: "Works fine here."
Newbee: "Um, that's great, but it doesn't work here. Any help?"
Crustee: "You don't know what you're talking about. It works fine here."
Newbee: "Gosh, thanks..." (Goes back to WinXP.)
In contrast, the LKML is all about: "We've gotta problem." "We have a regression." "This code sucks." "Must fix this buggy crap." Etc.
At least the people behind the wheel are paying some attention. Nyuk, nyuk...