Does metacity compositor use acceleration?

Remco remco47 at
Sat Mar 29 14:10:02 UTC 2008

On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 2:31 PM, Andreas Schildbach
<andreas at> wrote:
> chombee wrote:
>  > Does the compositor that you can enable in metacity in hardy use 3D acceleration?
>  Yes, it does.
>  > I like it better than compiz (the alt-tab isn't broken for one thing) but it
>  > seems slow.
>  Actually, on my i915GMS Metacity compositing is much faster than Compiz.
>  And a lot less buggy. Maybe "Normal" visual effects (Appearance
>  Preferences) should use Metacity rather than Compiz?
>  Regards,
>  Andreas

Wasn't it the plan to make Metacity obsolete by making a fallback for
Compiz that doesn't use the graphics card for compositing? That would
make a switch very smooth. Use cases would be battery use, or people
that don't have a graphics card.

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