Bug#568028: xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd: moving windows and scrolling hurts the eye
Toni Mueller wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd
> Version: 1.3.0-2
> Severity: important
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> on my computer, when I move windows around, they get redrawn very slowly
> after I release the mouse button, causing a very visible ripple effect
> for something between some 0.3 and 1 seconds per window. This is
> _awfully_ slow, and unexpected, for such a card and cpu (4c AMD 945 @
> 3GHz). Scrolling line by line, eg. in an xterm, is similarly slow and
> causes massive ripple effects, like if on a 9600 baud modem. Scrolling
> in FF 3 sometimes even locks the scroll mode, so FF only stops scrolling
> once I switch to a different virtual screen.
> I've also tried both "ati" and "radeon" (w/o the "hd"), but both caused
> X to not even start.
ati and radeon are the same, ati will just load radeon in your back.
Please open a new bug about this radeon failure since radeon is probably
the way to go in the end (radeonhd doesn't support KMS and most support
goes into radeon these days).