UPDATE Compiz slower in Kubuntu than Unbuntu

Chris kubuntu at eportel.com
Thu Jun 21 13:09:01 BST 2007


On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 06:53 -0500, manchicken wrote:
> On Thursday 21 June 2007 06:44:30 Chris wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 00:03 -0500, manchicken wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 20 June 2007 22:22:41 Chris wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 23:13 -0400, Chris wrote:
> > > > > Does any know why compiz in Kubuntu is slower than when it's ran on
> > > > > Ubuntu?  I have the same packages loaded for it.  Clearly...as
> > > > > usual...everything is designed to Gnome and not KDE.  The window
> > > > > manager chages also so that you can't use KDE's vast window
> > > > > decorations...at all.  None of them will take when using compiz.
> > > > >
> > > > > Anybody have any feedback or experiance with correcting this?
> > > > >
> > > > > The packages that are loaded are:
> > > > >
> > > > > 1.Compiz
> > > > > 2.Compiz-core
> > > > > 3.Compiz-kde (not sure why..it doesn't seem to matter)
> > > > > 4.gnome-compiz-manger (this is for the control interface for it)
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks everybody,
> > > > > Chris
> > > >
> > > > I just discovered something very interesting.
> > > > One of the things that I notice about it being slow was scrolling a
> > > > webpage in Firefox. If you place the cursor on the scroll bar and drag
> > > > it up and down it will hesitate and scroll jurkingly...not smoth..and
> > > > delayed in terms of not following the mouse cursor.
> > > > Howerever it doesn't do this at all when using Konqueror. It's fast and
> > > > smooth.
> > > > When using Firefox in Ubuntu...it's fast and smooth.  It's like pulling
> > > > teeth to make Kunbuntu be a well rounded OS AND use the Compiz desktop
> > > > effects.
> > > > Does anybody have any idea why this happens with Kubuntu and not
> > > > Ubuntu? Thanks
> > > > Chris
> > >
> > > If I recall correctly, compiz interfaces to KDE differently than it does
> > > with GNOME.  I know most folks who try to do compositing with KDE tend to
> > > stick with beryl.  The jerky scrolling bit sounds like that may support
> > > my argument there.  I wonder if it may be a GTK-related thing.  You may
> > > want to hit up the compiz mailing lists for this.
> > >
> > > --
> > > ~ manchicken <><
> > > (A)bort, (R)etry, (I)nfluence with large hammer.
> > > 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
> > >
> > >
> > > Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
> > > See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
> >
> > Not a bad idea Manchicken.  Just for reference, This machine is going to
> > be our production machine and has exactly the same specs as Dell's new
> > "n" series computer that come with Unbuntu.  Which is Intel 965G/p
> > chipset, a dual core P4 CPU and a GB of RAM...so we know resorces isn't
> > the problem.
> >
> > Do you know what everybody is doing (what packages is needed) for Beryl?
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Chris
> 
> Search on wiki.kubuntu.org for beryl and see what you come up with.  For 
> tutorials the wiki is second to none.
> 
> -- 
> ~ manchicken <><
> (A)bort, (R)etry, (I)nfluence with large hammer.
> 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
> 
> 
> Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
> See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
> 
Will do. THanks.
Also I just wrote a posting for this mail list to see how and what's
required and how it compares with Compiz
Chris




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