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Bug#645641: X.org regression slows down cairo apps to a crawl

Package: xserver-xorg-core
Version: 2:
Severity: important

A recent change in the X server caused a massive performance hit to
programs using cairo (so every GTK program and firefox), when running
with the proprietary nvidia driver. I don't know if nouvau is affected.

See this xorg mailing list bug report for details:

A patch that reportedly works around the issue is provided in this

John Tsiombikas

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