Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE[5]: Big deal...
by Moochman on Sat 26th Jun 2010 12:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Big deal..."
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"One of my main beefs with X--and I'm just assuming it's X's fault since I see it on Mac OS apps ported from Linux, as well as in the Linux desktop--are visual artifacts when redrawing parts of the screen.

This is something that's been solved a long time ago by compositing window managers. Desktop graphics on X are every bit as smooth as on win7 these days.

Hmm, that doesn't sound like a full solution to the problem. If I remember correctly, these window managers only work with 3D acceleration turned on--what happens if you use 2D-only drivers? And secondly, doesn't that only cover window moving and resizing? What about the contents of the windows?

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