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    Quote Originally Posted by kirý View Post
    I think he has no problem because of the x1600. It seems that faster ATI cards have not scrolling problems.
    no this is not quite true. I'm using a 1800XT and i'm having problems with firefox. it's not just the scrolling but also opening firefox comes with a delay/lag as does the alt + tab switch if firefox is open.

    Got no problem with video, yet anyways..

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    Code:
    # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Files"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    	# path to defoma fonts
    	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load	"i2c"
    	Load	"bitmap"
    	Load	"ddc"
    	Load	"dri"
    	Load	"extmod"
    	Load	"freetype"
    	Load	"glx"
    	Load	"int10"
    	Load	"vbe"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "InputDevice"
              Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
              Driver "synaptics"
              Option "SendCoreEvents"          "true"
              Option "Protocol"                "auto-dev"
              Option "Device"                  "/dev/psaux"
              Option "SHMConfig"               "on"
              Option		"VertTwoFingerScroll"   "True"
    	  Option		"HorizTwoFingerScroll"  "True"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
    	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
    	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
    	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Driver		"wacom"
    	Identifier	"stylus"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
    	Option		"Type"		"stylus"
    	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Driver		"wacom"
    	Identifier	"eraser"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
    	Option		"Type"		"eraser"
    	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Driver		"wacom"
    	Identifier	"cursor"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/wacom"
    	Option		"Type"		"cursor"
    	Option		"ForceDevice"	"ISDV4"		# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "pad"
            Driver      "wacom"
            Option      "Type" "pad"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
            Option      "ButtonsOnly" "on"
            Option      "Button9" "2"
            Option      "Button13" "3"
            Option      "USB" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Generic Video Card"
    	Driver		"fglrx"
    	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"N140A1-L01"
    	Option		"DPMS"
    	HorizSync	28-64
    	VertRefresh	43-60
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"Generic Video Card"
    	Option 		"AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    	Option 		"AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
    	Option 		"TripleBuffer" "True"
    	Monitor		"N140A1-L01"
    	DefaultDepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		1
    		Modes		"1280x768"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		4
    		Modes		"1280x768"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		8
    		Modes		"1280x768"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		15
    		Modes		"1280x768"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		16
    		Modes		"1280x768"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1280x768"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Inputdevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
    	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
    	InputDevice     "stylus"	"SendCoreEvents"
    	InputDevice     "cursor"	"SendCoreEvents"
    	InputDevice     "eraser"	"SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode	0666
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
            Option "DAMAGE" "Enable"
    	Option "Composite" "Enable"
    	Option "RENDER" "Enable"
    EndSection
    
    #Section "ServerFlags"
    #        Option  "AIGLX" "Enable"
    #EndSection
    Yes, I know AIGLX is commented out. On Gutsy, it seems like AIGLX is still working, because I have no XGL, yet compiz-fusion as well as 3d apps are running.

    A lot of these things I took from an NVIDIA tweak file. I'm sure that some of them don't do anything, mainly because I added all the ones that sounded like they'd help. I'm sure a lot of those do nothing.

    I used 8.41.7, and the scrolling is much better in 8.42.3. I was having slow scroll before, but it's gone. I'm not sure whether to attribute it to the drivers or the tweaks, though.

    Checking "Enable Smooth Scrolling" helps out a bunch, too.

    b4sakenxx: There is no flicker with or without compiz. In fact, without compiz, the scrolling is very smooth and there is absolutely no flicker.

    As for video output. Well, without compiz, it crashes X. With compiz, when running in a window, there is flicker.

    But, when playing a video full screen, there is no more flicker and it plays OK. Not as smooth as I would like.

    When in full screen mode, I adjusted the volume, because it makes that form pop up that tells you you changed the volume. Sure enough, as soon as that form came on the screen, I got flickering. As soon as it left, it went away.

    The more I think about it, all the games I played in compiz without flicker were in full screen.

    I think that some of these problems come from not running in full screen mode. Why don't you try pressing F11 in your firefox and scrolling. I betcha you get a nice smooth scroll.

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    Moderate success here running Mandriva 2008..They have just added compiz-fusion 0.6.2-2 to the backports repository.. a few packages still need updating 2 are still at 0.6.0-1 and emerald is at 0.5.0-1

    That said it's working well enough, I am able to play Ut2k4 fps never dipped below 80..mplayer and vlc worked fine for vid playback..

    Overall I'm satisfied with the 8.42's can't wait to see next months improvements
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirý View Post
    Sorry, I thought the driver wasn't perfect with any card...
    Are your tests with AIGLX enabled and compiz running?
    With AIGLX enabled I too have no problem but if I run compiz all the problems begin to show.
    Haha, sorry if I sound so harsh there >_>
    My tests in my first post are for both: with and without AIGLX running a minimal install on XFCE 4.4.

    I've also gone and ran ETQW and UT2004 and I must say the 3D improvements are really noticible. Really.

    Without compiz everything is as smooth as a nut. It's really nice, and the CCC works just fine. Xv is perfect as it has been for the past driver releases (for me). Nothing notable here.

    With compiz, the desktop effects are smooth as silk. However, two issues (not show stoppers in my opinion) is the Firefox scrolling and Xv output (choppy!)

    - Firefox scrolling while noticible, isn't something I have an issue with. I'm used to that kind of scrolling anyways on our Xubuntu setup at school (on an uber old computer haha). So while it is now noticible, nothing that I care about.
    - Xv is annoying. Switching to X11 worked. Problem solved, and it works, so the workaround works for me. Life is great.

    So, I can use it also in compiz mode as well. I made the decision though to leave Compiz off though. The above aren't showstoppers in my opinion, and nothing that would make the driver unusuable. Sure it would make the driver + compiz unusable, but before compiz, I just want a stable driver with good 3D performance for games and video.


    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkFoss View Post
    Moderate success here running Mandriva 2008..They have just added compiz-fusion 0.6.2-2 to the backports repository.. a few packages still need updating 2 are still at 0.6.0-1 and emerald is at 0.5.0-1

    That said it's working well enough, I am able to play Ut2k4 fps never dipped below 80..mplayer and vlc worked fine for vid playback..

    Overall I'm satisfied with the 8.42's can't wait to see next months improvements
    So new release of Compiz repairs flicking in Xv/GL applications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chabo View Post
    So new release of Compiz repairs flicking in Xv/GL applications?
    Not entirely oddly enough vlc is a tad worse but mplayer is almost perfect.. I get some flickering in Cedega as well when in full screen playing Flatout..in a window no flickering, the game looks great Trees have leaves no missing panels on the cars ect..I did uncheck the nv-var extension..
    I had no flickering in Ut2k4.

    I did some modding on my xorg.conf file in between running the compiz 0.5 and the new 0.6.2-2 that may explain why vlc is not running as well as before.

    Overall it makes compiz a more enjoyable experience.I'm actually not going to disable it now.
    It makes me look forward to the 8.43's..
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    But, when playing a video full screen, there is no more flicker and it plays OK. Not as smooth as I would like.

    When in full screen mode, I adjusted the volume, because it makes that form pop up that tells you you changed the volume. Sure enough, as soon as that form came on the screen, I got flickering. As soon as it left, it went away.

    The more I think about it, all the games I played in compiz without flicker were in full screen.

    I think that some of these problems come from not running in full screen mode. Why don't you try pressing F11 in your firefox and scrolling. I betcha you get a nice smooth scroll.
    Well indeed there is no video flicker if you watch in full screen (mplayer). Though for me its only if the controls are not visible. As soon as I move my mouse with a full screen video and the controls come up, it starts flickering. As for firefox, still a bit laggy at full screen. Meh, doesn't really bother me too much, haha.

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