Latest Fedora Xorg and the compositor

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Tue Oct 5 21:05:26 CEST 2004

On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 12:53 +0200, Nikolas Arend wrote:
> Thanks for the reply, but
> 1. I don't have a NVidia card :-(
> 2. I did read the COMPOSITOR file (and all the others ;-)
> 3. Unfortunately you didn't answer my actual question about how to
>     configure the desktop look'n'feel using the compositor ;-)
> If your time permits, I'd appreciate a short post on that.

The compositor is inherently slow unless hw accelerated, because the
screen is rendered off screen, within a pixmap and copied on screen
afterwards (thus the name, compositor -I think- as the screen is

I don't have any simple answer to your problem. All I can say is that I
run the compositor on my PIII 1.1GHz laptop with a Trident video card
(ie it's not a very fast computer) by disabling opaque move/resize.

Making the shadow optional wouldn't help much. From my own testing, that
doesn't speed up things that much...


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