Performance problems after upgrade from xorg 7.2 -> 7.3

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Nov 26 12:38:38 PST 2007

I upgraded my ports over the holiday, and I'm having a number
of problems with xorg.  I'll address them one at a time, in
order of most problematic ...

Right now, the worst is the lousy performance.  Using the exact
same xorg.conf that I had in 7.2, the performance of window
resizes is terrible.  I had no problems with this in 7.2.

For example, if I open a terminal window, then hit the maximize
button, it takes almost 3 seconds to maximize it.  Again xorg
7.2 didn't have this problem.  Is there some new config option
in 7.3 that I need to enable?  I'm not seeing performance
problems anywhere else that I can find (moving windows around,
for example, seems to work fine).

Could it be my wm (xfce4) ... as I upgraded it at the same time?

FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 #9: Tue Jun  5 17:33:30 EDT 2007     root at  i386

$ dmesg | grep Radeon
drm0: <ATI Radeon RV280 9250> port 0xdc00-0xdcff mem 0xe8000000-0xefffffff,0xfe5e0000-0xfe5effff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci4

$ pkg_info | grep xorg
xorg-7.3_1          X.Org complete distribution metaport
xorg-apps-7.3 apps meta-port
xorg-cf-files-1.0.2_2 cf files for use with imake builds
xorg-docs-1.4,1 documentation files
xorg-drivers-7.3 drivers meta-port
xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.3 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-7.3 fonts meta-port
xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.3 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.3 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.3 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-truetype-7.3 X.Org TrueType fonts
xorg-fonts-type1-7.3 X.Org Type1 fonts
xorg-libraries-7.3_1 libraries meta-port
xorg-protos-7.3 protos meta-port
xorg-server-1.4_3,1 X.Org X server and related programs

$ pkg_info | grep xfce
gtk-xfce-engine-2.4.1_1 An XFCE engine for GTK 2.0
libxfce4gui-4.4.1_1 XFce 4 widget library required by xfce4 and xfwm4
libxfce4mcs-4.4.1_1 XFce 4 settings management library used by most XFce 4 modu
libxfce4util-4.4.1  XFce 4 library with non-graphical helper functions
mousepad-0.2.12_2   Simple xfce editor
xfce-4.4.1_1        The "meta-port" for the XFce 4 desktop environment
xfce4-appfinder-4.4.1_1 Find application in the system supporting Desktop entry for
xfce4-desktop-4.4.1_1 XFce 4 desktop background manager and root menu
xfce4-icon-theme-4.4.1_1 Icon themes for XFce 4
xfce4-mcs-manager-4.4.1_1 XFce 4 settings manager
xfce4-mcs-plugins-4.4.1_1 XFce 4 settings manager plugins
xfce4-mixer-4.4.1_1 XFce 4 volume mixer module for xfce4-panel
xfce4-panel-4.4.1_1 XFce 4 panel module
xfce4-print-4.4.1_1 XFce 4 graphical frontend for printing
xfce4-session-4.4.1_1 Session manager for the Xfce 4 desktop environment
xfce4-utils-4.4.1_1 XFce 4 essential utilities and scripts
xfce4-wm-4.4.1_2    XFce 4 window manager
xfce4-wm-themes-4.4.1 XFce 4 window decoration themes for xfwm4

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

wmoran at
Phone: 412-422-3463x4023

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