How fast is Xfce's composite manager?

Auke Kok sofar at
Wed Mar 16 18:54:31 CET 2005

Auke Kok wrote:

> Robert Kurowski wrote:
>> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 17:27:58 +0100
>> Alexander Toresson <alexander.toresson at> wrote:
>>> I'm on a p2 300 with 64 mb ram, which hasn't got any 3d card.
>>> Is it worth installing xfce4 with the graphical installer to test
>>> it out, or will it just be too slow? Xcompmgr ran at less than
>>> 1 fps.
>> Duron 800, 256 ram, riva tnt2 (nvidia drivers), slooooooow :(
> ????
> p3-933, same ram, nvidia geforce2 (nvidia drivers), and it's F*CKING 
> FAST even with composite on and fullscreen transparent applications!!!
> even on non-hw accelerated cards anything above 500MHz should be 
> sweet, if not impressive. I'd bet that 300MHz is not super-swift but 
> it should definately be "comfy".

I misread that post:

* on about anything other than a decent NVidia card composite in 
software is slow, if not horrible. I tried on a dual xeon (2x2.6GHz) 
with an ati-9500 and it sucked so bad that the only place I run it is on 
said geforce2 (I don't have any other NVidia based cards).


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