Xfce + Xorg 6.9.0 with Compositor == SUPER buggy ?

Frank Staals frankstaals at gmx.net
Fri Sep 8 08:11:06 PDT 2006

Jud wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Sep 2006 18:58:49 +0200, "Frank Staals" <frankstaals at gmx.net>
> said:
>> I recently decided to have some fun with the latest Xfce release ( or 
>> well; when I installed it it was, at the moment there is an RC1 ) and 
>> composite stuff. Allthough what I found out was that xfwm4 crashed when 
>> I enabled transparency for inactive windows and moved some aterms 
>> around. So my question was if someone else is running Xfce 4.4 beta and 
>> has the same problems ? And if someone has a solusion for it. I guess 
>> that the xorg port is the weakest link ATM. I can't imagine people 
>> actually using such composite settings when the wm crashes every 15 
>> minutes ... so I asume it runs better with xorg7.  So a sort of second 
>> question would be: is there an easy way of installing, but as important 
>> deinstalling, Xorg7 ?
> IIANM, Xorg 6.9 is exactly the same as 7.0, just packaged all together
> (6.9) rather than in separate modules (7.0).  Thus I believe the
> assumption that installing 7.0 would improve matters is incorrect.
> FYI, RC1 without compositing enabled works flawlessly so far for me on
> -CURRENT.  I'm running Xorg 6.9, portupgraded less than a week ago.
> Jud
Hmm then I realy think the compositor needs a lot of work. When I enable 
the fancy effects xfce slows down to about 50% of it's speed. And indeed 
; without compositor it runs flawlessly here too.

-Frank Staals

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