[sf-lug] term under Ubuntu7.10 and nvidia!

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Thu Dec 6 01:38:40 PST 2007

On Wed, 2007-12-05 at 19:39 -0800, Ernest De Leon wrote:
> So, the problem is a stupid bug that exists within compiz...it has to
> do with having compositing enabled.  You can actually fix the problem
> by changing the  Option "Composite" from "Enable" to "False" under the
> "Extensions" section.  The option I told you to add simply enables or
> disables support for OpenGL rendering into 32-bit ARGB windows and
> pixmaps.  You can google "argb-glx-visuals" or bring up the man page
> for nvidia-xconfig.  This is a known bug that has been around since
> before beryl forked then re-fused back into compiz. 
> If you want, you can comment out that option line I gave you and just
> try to set the composite to false and see if you get better behavior
> with that.  That may actually help you out a lot.
> As far as 'what compiz-fusion' is...well...in my opinion it's a piece
> of crap that eats up compute cycles on your box.  

Not strictly true (depending on your graphics card). Typically it's
using GPU cycles which are not otherwise being used, and actually
freeing up CPU cycles.

Cheers, Tom

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