Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2011 23:38 UTC, submitted by sb56637
SuSE, openSUSE And another popular Linux distribution pushes a new release out the door. This time around, it's openSUSE, as they just released version 12.1. Other than the usual latest and greatest version of all the open source desktops and associated tools, there's a few other interesting tidbits in this release as well.
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RE: KDE
by No it isnt on Thu 17th Nov 2011 11:45 UTC in reply to "KDE"
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

I found KDE 4.6 to be a lot smoother and snappier when I turned off VSync under Desktop Effects -- > Advanced. I think this has to do with the way Mesa/Gallium3d or whatever handles VSync. I don't really notice any more tearing without it, just an increase in speed. Oh and this is with the open radeon drivers on a 5770.

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RE[2]: KDE
by boudewijn on Thu 17th Nov 2011 16:20 in reply to "RE: KDE"
boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

Hey, thanks! That was a good tip, at least until 4.8 is released. I have a high resolution display and an uninspired intel gpu, which means that until I disabled vsync using effects was way slow. Now it's fine and I can have shadows. (There's also an ati gpu in this laptop, but if I enable that, the power draw is too big to run the cpu at max speed, and I compile all day long.)

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