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Re: X Mouse doesn't work on 8500; how to accellerate X

Charles Sebold wrote:

> I will say that upgrading to XFree 4 (from woody) significantly slowed
> the video further.  Others have recently mentioned the slow GNOME
> logout (which I disabled); several seconds to "dim" the screen for the
> logout dialog box.  Yikes.  I don't recommend upgrading to XFree4
> unless you have to.

This was true before XFree86 due to bad interaction between GNOME and
the old shadowfb implementation which copied the whole area around the damaged
region after each operation.

I have gotten a patch into which not only remedies this by switching
to the new mishadow layer which only updates the framebuffer contents
periodically, it also adds RENDER and DGA support to the fbdev driver.

Maybe it will get available soon as .debs through the DRI packages...

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member

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