Subject: Re: xcompmgr
To: Blair Sadewitz <>
From: Chavdar Ivanov <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 06/28/2007 19:37:42
On 28/06/07, Blair Sadewitz <> wrote:
> Has anyone here tried xcompmgr with DRI and EXA?

I just did, not that I have heard of it before...

> It's not fancy, but
> it does speed up routine graphics operations a lot.  The latest
> version is 1.1.3; 1.1.1 is in pkgsrc, so if you're going to try it,
> just make sure to update that package.  It's easy to use:  just put it
> in your .xinitrc and run it in the background.  I'm using it with the
> -a option, which is the fastest.

Without the -a option my background does not get updated at all; with
it it seems fine and indeed fast, although I can't complain too much
about my laptop's graphics speed.

I will try other options later.

> There are no special effects with
> that option, but firefox blazes!
> --Blair
Chavdar Ivanov