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HowTo (easily!) get faster grafics
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MU


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Mar 2006, 05:41    Post subject:  HowTo (easily!) get faster grafics  

This does not work with XVesa, just with Xorg.

Download this file:
http://dotpups.de/dotpups/XServer/transparency-demo.pup

Add these lines to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Code:

     Section "Extensions"
             Option "Composite" "Enable"
             Option "RENDER" "Enable"
     EndSection


Restart X.

In a console, type
xcompmgr -a &

Now Windows should move faster, also scrolling works faster.
But that might depend on the Computer.

Stop it with the command
killall xcompmgr


Advantage:
This solution is simple.
So it is worth a try, if you have problems with the other way by using DRI-Kernelmodules, as described here:
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=5244

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xcompmgr also can be used to draw nice shadows around your windows.
To activate shadows (what is much slower), try
xcompmgr -C -c -l -14 -t -14 -r 15 -o .7&

Try different values to change position and look.
try xcompmgr --help for details.

Attention:
In JWM(0.2x), the shadows will throw thousands of error messages.
This leads to a crash after half an hour or so, so just use it with Icewm, Enlightenment or others.
I have not tested it with JWM 1.x.
Maybe you can avoid the problems with:
xcompmgr -C -c -l -14 -t -14 -r 15 -o .7 2>/dev/null&
This might avoid that the textbuffer fills with useless errormessages.

Mark

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BarryK
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Mar 2006, 07:24    Post subject:  

Mark,
Could you explain the difference between those two?
For example, if I just had the RENDER extension, not the Composite, what would that do? any speed improvement?
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Mar 2006, 07:32    Post subject:  

Smile Mark can you highlight or move to the top your recommendation for only using with Icewm or Enlightenment

I tried it and was going to report no difference (but then I am just using JWM) Embarassed be interesting if it works for our Window tinkering Puppys

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MU


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Mar 2006, 08:54    Post subject:  

you need composite.

The render-extension just is needed for some other special effects like transparency (in addition to xcomposite).

I made a Dotpup, it includes xcompmgr 1.1.2, transset, and a small Xdialog-based program to set windows transparent and activate shadows:
http://dotpups.de/dotpups/XServer/transparency-demo.pup (56 kb)

Install, run "run-transset" from a console or the Dotpups-menu.

It will check, if your system supports it, and give tips for activation.


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Lobster, maybe on slower machines you will feel a difference?

Mark
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