Composite manager causes graphic gliches
yogizz at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 23:40:14 CEST 2007
On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 23:33:53 +0200
Marek Piechut <mco at o2.pl> wrote:
> Dnia Mon, 16 Jul 2007 21:38:49 +0300
> Yogiz <yogizz at gmail.com> napisał(a):
> > Yesterday I finally got OpenGL to work with my Ati Radeon 9600SE
> > with direct rendering. Although glxgears and fgl_glxgears scores
> > were extremely low a few games I tried worked rather well. Then I
> > decided to start using composite to archive real transparency on my
> > Xfce desktop. After inserting both
> > Section "Extensions"
> > Option "Composite" "Enable"
> > EndSection
> > and
> > Option "AccelMethod" "exa"
> > in my xorg.conf I restarted the computer and activated CM. The
> > transparency started working, but numerous gliches came with it.
> > Lots of them can be seen on included screenshots.
> > Basically most menus are almost impossible to read, a white pattern
> > appears in the left side of the screen when a panel in the right
> > side is brought back from auto-hide, screen lock no longer hides
> > the screen but leaves everything visible, from the starting
> > splashscreen, only the animating part is visible and in mail
> > client, most forms are invisible until clicked on (as with menus).
> > I hoped that maybe someone here can help me in the right direction
> > as I'd like to get this working the right way. When I disable Option
> > "AccelMethod" "exa" but leave the other one, nothing changes. When I
> > disable both, everything's normal.
> > Also a couple of times after turning on CM, my CPU usage has jumped
> > on 100% and stayed there. Don't know if that's related.
> > Thanks in advance.
> If you have a newer radeon than 9250 and using xorg radeon driver you
> have no hardware acceleration. Check output from glxinfo and look if
> you have direct rendering and if your renderer is not Mesa indirect.
> For acceleration you can try closed Ati driver - fglrx.
Yup, I have direct rendering with fglrx driver. That's what I ment by
"getting OpenGL to work with my Ati Radeon 9600SE with direct
Thanks for bothering to let me clear that up.
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