Bug#412069: patch for beryl support
On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 06:26:45PM -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 11:33:12AM +0100, Robert Millan [ackstorm] wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 10:55:55AM +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > > > My point is that if we don't figure that out satisfactorily in time, we could
> > > > just enable the Composite extension, which sounds fairly safe, and seems to be
> > > > enough for Intel cards. And Intel happens to be the card brand we have the
> > > > best driver support for (compared to a RE'd driver for ATI and nothing for
> > > > nVidia), so focusing on it makes sense to me.
> > >
> > > Yes, that should be mostly safe at this point. The only exception that
> > > comes to mind offhand is that fglrx disables the DRI when Composite is
> > > enabled.
> > If we have to choose between optimizing for free drivers that work sanely
> > (either intel or radeon) and non-free drivers that are partly broken, I
> > think it's clear what is better.
> > Ok with enabling Composite by default then?
> Yeah, I'm fine with that, although I think the better method is to enable
> it directly in the server by default.
That sounds more like an upstream solution. IMHO, in Debian we should do it
in the conffile because:
- It's more transparent. User can tell this is enabled without going through
- It's easier to disable if it turns out to be a problem (performance?).
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