Xgl breaks 'older' hardware (Re: Xgl in Dapper)

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Sat Feb 18 12:49:54 GMT 2006

On Saturday 18 February 2006 19:03, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > 2) After installing xserver-xgl, replace /etc/X11/X with a symlink to
> > /usr/bin/Xgl
> > 3) Restart gdm
> At least on my laptop, this broke my setup. I'm using a quite heavy
> customized MergedFB setup, and it seems that Xgl doesn't work with
> MergedFB. (I just filed Malone #31867, fyi).

No support for dual screen is a known "bug", on the other hand, it works fine 
on my nvidia twinview.

> Then I reverted to a 'simple' xorg.conf, without MergedFB. Xgl kinda
> worked, but I got severe performance and visual problems. I assume my
> hardware (Radeon 7500 Mobile) isn't fast enough to keep up with xgl.
> I suggest keeping xgl optional in any case.

Of course :)


> Greetings,
> 	Reinhard

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