Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2007 15:38 UTC, submitted by anonymous
X11, Window Managers "This is the first development release of Compiz Fusion, the result of more than six months of work and polish. Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the Compiz community plugin set 'Compiz Extras' and the parts of the Beryl project that are independent of the window manager core. The two communities have re-united to create a user experience for Linux that rivals anything available on other platforms."
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RE: Dual Monitors
by arcterex on Tue 14th Aug 2007 20:31 UTC in reply to "Dual Monitors"
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Just out of interest, what's your performance with twinview? I have an xp2600 with 2G of ram (gentoo, using the cvs/git version of compiz fusion) where the performance is fine with one monitor (1680x1050), but the second I enable the second monitor (same res) the FPS drops and it feels like software rendinger all of a sudden. This is admittadly an older nvidia 4200 video card (256mb I think, both monitors using VGA connectors).

I don't think it's the video card because the performance is fine with one monitor. If you have fine performance with two monitors please post specs, OS, versions, etc.

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RE[2]: Dual Monitors
by adamk on Wed 15th Aug 2007 09:24 in reply to "RE: Dual Monitors"
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Bear in mind that with two monitors, you're quadrupling the number of pixels. The memory consumption is going to sky rocket, and the GPU has so much more processing to do.

On an AGP geforce 6200 (with 256 megs of ram), performance gets pretty slow when I enable twinview on two 1280x1024 monitors. If I drop each of them to 1024x768, things are much better.

On a PCIe geforce 7900 (256 megs of ram), I can't feel a difference between one 1280x1024 monitor and two 1280x1024 monitors.

Both machines have two gigs of RAM with dual Xeons (actually, one is dual core, the other has two Xeons).


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RE[3]: Dual Monitors
by MamiyaOtaru on Tue 21st Aug 2007 01:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Dual Monitors"
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Bear in mind that with two monitors, you're quadrupling the number of pixels.

Funny math.

Doubling the number of monitors doubles the number of pixels.

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