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    Default XMir-Based Xubuntu Images Now Available

    Phoronix: XMir-Based Xubuntu Images Now Available

    Xubuntu, the Xfce-based flavor of Xubuntu, is presently evaluating the use of Canonical's Mir display server via the XMir X11 transition layer. For helping in the process and testing, the Ubuntu derivative has made public some Xubuntu XMir images...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQyOTQ

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    But will it handle Bumblebee without the need to fallback to plain X.org?

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    What. That's just stupid. There is no benefit for using XMir for Xubuntu, and all the downsides. For a lightweight desktop distribution it makes no sense at all.

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    Why do people think that adding another layer is a good idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackout23 View Post
    Why do people think that adding another layer is a good idea?
    in this case TEARING is fucking everywhere. xMir may help solve those problems (i am not sure if it is possible technicaly. i just guess)

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    Quote Originally Posted by verde View Post
    in this case TEARING is fucking everywhere.
    Not if I disable compositing or use compton. So no it’s not everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verde View Post
    in this case TEARING is fucking everywhere. [..]
    With (newer) Intel Graphics, using SNA and
    Code:
    Option "TearFree" "true"
    I have no tearing (desktop, video, openGL) with xfce.

    Tested on Xubuntu 13.04 (default installation, with and without compositing)
    and minimal installations of Debian Jessie (testing), openSUSE 12.03 and Arch Linux with xfce.

    If people happen to have a similar setup and experiencing tearing, give it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verde View Post
    in this case TEARING is fucking everywhere. xMir may help solve those problems (i am not sure if it is possible technicaly. i just guess)
    It does for me, I tested it on my intel machine and there was zero tearing, with compositing on and off in xfwm (compared to xfwm on vanilla X on intel where there's tons of tearing.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackout23 View Post
    Why do people think that adding another layer is a good idea?
    Unlike the maintainers of some other derivatives (*cough* Kubuntu! *cough*) they realize that anything but Mir has absolutely zero future on an Ubuntu base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeness View Post
    Unlike the maintainers of some other derivatives (*cough* Kubuntu! *cough*) they realize that anything but Mir has absolutely zero future on an Ubuntu base.
    Xubuntu on Mir has absolutely zero future. Before it was an OK distribution to recommend for use on older PCs, given that it comes with Xfce by default. If this goes through, it will be better to just use openSUSE or Mageia for that.

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