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  • #31
    Just wrote in another thread that 8.12 is "still slow as molasses with any compositing manager". Really slow. To me that's "doesn't work".

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    • #32
      for me it is not 'slow as molasses' - the only think that is slow is manually resizing of windows - which is something I don't do much anyway. Everything is fast or fast enough.

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      • #33
        It's as fast as XAA allows it to be I guess... Radeon+XAA isn't better for me, however Radeon+EXA (upstream code) is epic win!

        Have a nice 24th of december.

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        • #34
          I've never used a graphics card that could resize windows at a decent framerate with compositing enabled. On my GeForce 6800GS and my Radeon HD 4850 it looks like about 3fps, on my GeForce 8600M it might be 5fps.

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          • #35
            The 9.1 beta seems good to me...

            Compiz-fusion works great on my x700 Mobility resizing windows and watching videos seems to work like a charm. Firefox scrolling is still slow but that is to be expected.

            Running FC10 here

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            • #36
              Originally posted by plastikman View Post
              Firefox scrolling is still slow but that is to be expected.
              Say what? It might be expected if you were using a 486, but otherwise nope. I expect all applications to scroll smoothly and quickly under all circumstances, otherwise they are not fit for purpose.

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              • #37
                then complain to firefox and gtk. Firefox (and gtk) is simply slow. Everywhere.

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                • #38
                  After some updates, ie: when Ubuntu release a kernel patch, or something, my copy of firefox will be VERY slow with scrolling, but to fix this I simply reinstall fglrx. Works everytime for me.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by energyman View Post
                    then complain to firefox and gtk. Firefox (and gtk) is simply slow. Everywhere.
                    It isn't here. It's only slow when I enable compositing. With non-compositing, it very fast.

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                    • #40
                      another joke release? If this is indeed an alpha then ATI must be playing catchup behind the scenes

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                      • #41
                        Can anyone comment on whether switching users in gnome will freeze this release of fglrx?

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                        • #42
                          Tried this with my ATI Xpress 1100 and a 720p anime episode from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
                          It didn't flicker like usual with other releases, but SMPlayer's controls were messed up, the video playback was way too slow, and X server crashed after 10 seconds
                          Also trying to play anything on Wine would hang up the PC completely. Not sure if it's this release only though, since I havent tried wine with fglrx for so long.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by energyman View Post
                            then complain to firefox and gtk. Firefox (and gtk) is simply slow. Everywhere.
                            Are you joking?
                            Have you ever enabled compositing on a nvidia card?

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                            • #44
                              yes, and firefox slowed down to a crawl. Like a snail in a salt mine

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                              • #45
                                Agreed, Firefox on my nvidia card is almost unusable. I'm not sure if its hardware or a Fedora thing (I use Ubuntu and Gentoo on my other boxes), but running 3.1 nightly builds with tracemonkey enabled and "smooth scrolling" disabled made it usable, but scrolling on Twitter, etc is still painful.

                                I have an older nvidia card (forget the model) in my workstation, and Firefox has been alright, but not great, with binary drivers in both Ubuntu and Gentoo. Never had a problem on my main desktop with a Radeon HD 4850 (with any driver).

                                Edit: All of the above applies with and without compositing, except with the open source drivers on the ATI card where compositing obviously isn't an option.

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