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Re: Poor Xorg performance in Etch

On Sat, Aug 18, 2007 at 06:01:10PM -0400, Marty wrote:
> Hello:
> I recently installed Etch on my new system and found X performance to be
> sluggish, particularly when using Iceape.  It appears as if there is little 
> or
> no hardware acceleration, remeniscent of a K7 with a slow graphics card.  
> While
> scrolling a web page down (but never up), or moving windows the display 
> sometimes freezes for about one second or more, with up to 100% CPU 
> utilization.

Did you check with top what is using the CPU?

> My hardware is a K8M800 chipset motherboard with an Athlon64 X2 5000+ and 
> Radeon
> 7500.  I have tested all recent kernels up to and including linux 

You call that a slow card?

> grep enabled /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> (==) AIGLX enabled
> (II) RADEON(0): Color tiling enabled by default
> (**) RADEON(0): Backing store enabled
> (II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering enabled
> (II) RADEON(0): Render acceleration enabled
> (II) RADEON(0): Acceleration enabled
> (**) RADEON(0): DPMS enabled
> (==) RADEON(0): Silken mouse enabled
> (==) RandR enabled

Any errors in the log?

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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