Bug 72931 - moving windows is VERY slow
moving windows is VERY slow
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
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Blocks: 67218
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Reported: 2002-08-29 03:06 EDT by Andrej Vodopivec
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-30 13:14:34 EDT
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Description Andrej Vodopivec 2002-08-29 03:06:13 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; T312461)

Description of problem:
For somebody used to sawfish moving windows is VERY slow. On an
AMD 2100+ running null/metacity it is way slower than Pentium III/300
running redhat 7.2/sawfish. When window is moved a white shadow is
slowly being changed to background color. Sometimes it even remains
until the pannel is switched.

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-29 10:21:24 EDT
Seems fine for me and most people. Are you using a remote X connection?
What apps are you moving the window over the top of? Is your X server
accelerated or just using the framebuffer driver?
Comment 2 Richard Torkar 2002-08-29 12:15:57 EDT
Something must be wrong with you settings/hardware.
I find metacity to be much better/faster.

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-29 12:23:19 EDT
There was just a mail on the list where someone had gotten 
XaaScreenToScreenCopy (or something like that) option disabled for their G450 
in XF86Config - this might cause massive slowness due to lack of accelerated 
window copying.
Comment 4 Andrej Vodopivec 2002-08-30 04:11:41 EDT
Thank you, this solved my problem. I had a XaaNoScreenToScreenCopy
set in my XF86Config. As I did not mess with X att all I consider this
a bug in installation. Is hp@redhat.com going to file a bug report or should
I do it.
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2002-08-30 13:14:27 EDT
Thanks, glad it was something simple. We can just move this bug over to X.
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-01 02:00:46 EDT
The G450 XaaNoScreenToScreenCopy is currently off by default in

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