First you pointed out something that Windows does better than Linux, then you suggested we think forward instead of making sure every DE shipped with every distro maintains support for old hardware. You effectively committed forum suicide twice in a single post.
Originally Posted by allquixotic
All jokes aside, I completely agree.
Originally Posted by Joe Sixpack
I don't disagree that unredirection is a horrible kludge, but, on linux where the gfx stack is old, crufty and non-performant it is necessary to get decent performance out of ogl apps and videos even if notifications etc flicker the screen.
Exactly. This is probably one reason why enlightenment feels so fast. (at least rasterman seems to be aware of this)
Originally Posted by Ex-Cyber
It's also interesting that Avatar 2 will likely be shot at 60 frames per second.
Or you could, you know, just use fglrx which appears to work faster with an opengl compositor than without. At least according to the Phoronix benchmarks.
Originally Posted by _txf_
I can't use fglrx because I have switchable graphics that I can't disable and no luck with the latest closed-source driver.
Last edited by lpjhjdh; 08-31-2011 at 11:44 AM.
And I can't use fglrx because it kills suspend (and can't use the open-source drivers because they kill the battery). Annoying, isn't it?
You're just trolling. The problems you describe don't exist. I know because I saw screenshots of Linux desktops with AMD cards that were actually able to display a desktop.
Have you tried switching your monitor on?
Originally Posted by BlackStar
KWin + fglrx seems to alternate between "working" and "non-working" depending on the fglrx version and kwin version. Upgrading either is likely to change the specific set of problems you encounter.
What really irks me is synchronizing issues with urxvt. urxvt outputs new text, but kwin only updates half of the changes, forcing me to alt-tab twice to properly redraw the window. Haven't figured out who's at fault: KWin, urxvt or xf86-video-ati. :/
Damn, should have thought about that. Now it works!
Originally Posted by rohcQaH
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