Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 21:26 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Novell and Ximian LinuxEdge has posted the videos of the presentation of Novell Desktop Linux 10 by Nat Friedman. "A preview of Novell Linux Desktop 10 was shown to an audience at the Solutions Linux conference this week. We have a selection of videos which display a variety of amazing effects through the use of XGL, including transparency, wobbling windows, a 3D cube for desktop switching, and a task switcher which displays a preview of windows."
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RE: Speed enhancements
by Moochman on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 23:51 UTC in reply to "Speed inhancements"
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2005-07-06

I don't know what distro you're using, or what graphics card for that matter, but you might want to try Suse. Its "experimental" ATI OpenGL rendering (an option in Sax2, the X configuration frontend) did wonders for my X rendering responsiveness, where distros like Xandros and Linspire had failed horribly, and even Ubuntu wasn't quite as fast. I think it's got good nVidia drivers built in, too.

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RE[2]: Speed enhancements
by blixel on Sat 4th Feb 2006 02:39 in reply to "RE: Speed enhancements"
blixel Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know what distro you're using, or what graphics card for that matter...

I've been using Gentoo for the last 18 months. (On my main machine anyway. I run FreeBSD / Ubuntu / Debian / Other distro / Other OS on my spare machine.)

I have an NVidia GeForce 6600 GT. 1GB of RAM running in Dual Channel mode. (512MB x 2) AMD XP3200+ CPU. Asus motherboard.

It seems to primarily be an issue with what I have come to call "redraw". (I don't know if that is the technically correct terminology or not though.) But for example, if you drag a window around in front of FireFox, it trails really bad. And just moving/resizing windows in general ... there's this definite feeling of lag/latency as you see the window frame being redrawn, or you see the icons being slowly repainted on the screen.

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RE[3]: Speed enhancements
by superstoned on Sat 4th Feb 2006 13:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Speed enhancements"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

you're right, that's a problem, mostly X-related. composite and RENDER accelleration will fix this, as will XGL.

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RE[3]: Speed enhancements
by billnvd on Sat 4th Feb 2006 16:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Speed enhancements"
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2006-02-04

Actually, that lag is more related to the application that is behind the window you are dragging. Each application is told to redraw it's screen when items move across the mapped area.

If you want to see this, open a graphics heavy page in firefox, opera and dillo. Now drag a terminal window around on each browser. Firefox(dog slow redraws), Opera(slow redraws), Dillo(no noticeable redraw delays).

It is not X people. It is the application!!!

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RE[3]: Speed enhancements
by netpython on Sat 4th Feb 2006 21:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Speed enhancements"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

"I've been using Gentoo for the last 18 months. (On my main machine anyway. I run FreeBSD / Ubuntu / Debian / Other distro / Other OS on my spare machine.)"

More or less the same.

"I have an NVidia GeForce 6600 GT. 1GB of RAM running in Dual Channel mode. (512MB x 2) AMD XP3200+ CPU. Asus motherboard."

Nvidia FX5700 AGP 8x,1GB PC2700 DDR,AMD64 XP3000+ Asus K8N mobo.Still i find it hard to find any resemblance in your testimonial remarks to be honest.Both SuSE 10 retail and Gentoo run practically as fast as XP whereas moving,resizing is concerned.Even when i emerge kde 3.5.1,burn an iso,download one,and view a pdf at the same time.Though i must say it could help if your wm is fluxbox or the kind,must say KDE isn't that much slower these days.

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RE[3]: Speed enhancements
by Lumbergh on Sat 4th Feb 2006 23:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Speed enhancements"
Lumbergh Member since:
2005-06-29

It seems to primarily be an issue with what I have come to call "redraw". (I don't know if that is the technically correct terminology or not though.) But for example, if you drag a window around in front of FireFox,

Yes, it's a Firefox and window manager issue.

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