Composite manager causes graphic gliches

Charles A Edwards eslrahc at
Tue Jul 17 22:10:33 CEST 2007

On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 18:38:45 +0100
"Olivier Fourdan" <fourdan at> wrote:

> > If you are using Xorg >= 7.1 and Mesa >= 6.5 you can get 3d hw accel
> > for Radeons up to and including the 9800 using the Xorg provided ati
> > driver (fglrx) and the Mesa drm module.  
> Xfce doesn't require nor use 3D accel.

Did not say it did.
Yogiz complaint was that he could not use both direct rendering and

> > The hoops you may have to jump through to achieve this can vary
> > depending upon the distro you are using.
> >
> > Once this is done you can run xfce's composite using
> > compiz/beryl and still enjoy direct rendering and your games.  
> How that? Compil/beryl are window managers, only one window manager
> can run at a time, so it's either Copiz/Beryl *or* xfwm4 compositor
> but *not* both.

True, my comment was incomplete.
Should have said he could use compiz/beryl Or xfwm4 for composite.

I use xfwm4 on this system and have composite enabled and have 3d accel.

From lspci
Card:ATI Radeon (fglrx): ATI Technologies Inc.|Radeon 9600XT AR (AGP)

From xorg.conf

Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite"

Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "dri" # direct rendering

Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc."
    BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
    Driver "ati"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" "1"


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