Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Sep 2008 15:43 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
X11, Window Managers It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door! This release is shipping quite late and with a slimmed down set of features, but in this article we have more details on what this release holds in store for the Linux desktop community and why it may be a short-lived release.
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Atleast
by SlackerJack on Wed 10th Sep 2008 17:40 UTC
SlackerJack
Member since:
2005-11-12

The 2d nv driver gets more of the latest card support, it runs really nice with EXA on.

Runs nice if you dont need 3d, way better than the nvidia driver. I'm running it with KDE4.1/Xrender desktop effects, no laggyness unlike even the new beta nvidia driver.

FYI

Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"

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RE: Atleast
by _txf_ on Wed 10th Sep 2008 18:09 in reply to "Atleast"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

you don't get xv acceleration either... No 3d is fine for me but I can't use it without xv.

With nv, exa acceleration is still done in software as the driver is 2d only (no 3d engine code) and some xrender operations require 3d hardware (if using hardware acceleration)...

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RE: Atleast
by tyrione on Thu 11th Sep 2008 01:16 in reply to "Atleast"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

The 2d nv driver gets more of the latest card support, it runs really nice with EXA on.

Runs nice if you dont need 3d, way better than the nvidia driver. I'm running it with KDE4.1/Xrender desktop effects, no laggyness unlike even the new beta nvidia driver.

FYI

Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"


You conspicuously fail to compare which Nvidia driver within KDE 4.1 and I'm sure that's for a reason seeing as the latest Beta addresses KDE's requests.

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RE[2]: Atleast
by tupp on Thu 11th Sep 2008 07:15 in reply to "RE: Atleast"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

You conspicuously fail to compare which Nvidia driver within KDE 4.1 and I'm sure that's for a reason seeing as the latest Beta addresses KDE's requests.

Not sure what is the point of this sentence.

However, it seems clear that SlackerJack is running the 2D nv driver within KDE 4.1, and that Slackerjack found that the new beta Nvidia driver exhibits some "laggyness" under KDE 4.1, while the nv driver does not.

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RE[2]: Atleast
by SlackerJack on Thu 11th Sep 2008 09:26 in reply to "RE: Atleast"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

I've been using the 177.70 Beta driver, yes it's better but scrolling with Various KDE4/Qt4 apps is still laggy and slow, resizing frames and scrolling in kmail is very laggy.

Amarok2, Quassel are laggy but not with the nv driver with them settings, it's actually a pleasure to use.

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