Does metacity compositor use acceleration?

James "Doc" Livingston doclivingston at
Sat Mar 29 03:18:57 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 03:31 +0100, thibaut bethune wrote:
> "No, you don't need 3D acceleration for this compositor, so cards with
> sucky GL will be able to use it. You will however need a good and fast
> XRender implementation. I'm using the both the binary NVidia driver
> and the opensource Intel driver. The NVidia driver works well, the
> Intel one (as shipped by Gutsy) works ok, but CPU usage can get high.
> I've been told the Fiesty Intel driver is quite slow"

For those people with a NVidia card who either can't or don't want to
use the proprietary driver, the Nouveau driver works really well with
Metacity's compositing in my experience.


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