Xubuntu Saucy on Mir/XMir

Eero Tamminen oak at helsinkinet.fi
Mon Aug 5 16:44:40 UTC 2013


On maanantai 05 elokuu 2013, Brandon Watkins wrote:
> I'd just like to say I'm glad xubuntu devs are considering xmir. I
> briefly tested the ISO on my laptop (system 76 lemu4 with intel hd4000
> graphics), and I'd like to discuss the one very important advantage I
> noticed to this configuration as opposed to pure X.
> When running Xubuntu on xmir, I got NO VIDEO TEARING!. This had always
> been my biggest issue with XFCE/XFWM, the ugly video tearing when
> scrolling in firefox, watching videos, moving windows etc... I had
> always had to resort to using a 3rd party opengl compositor (and I'd
> rather not, I prefer to use the native WM). the best alternative I had
> found was using compton which allowed for tear-free opengl compositing
> without replacing XFWM, but it had some weirdness with how it drew
> shadows.
> In my testing of the ISO on intel HD4000 there was absolutely no tearing,
> and smooth scrolling in firefox was butter-smooth. I watched a fullscreen
> html5 video and again, no tearing! For this reason alone I hope xubuntu
> strongly considers using this! IMO video tearing is not acceptably on a
> modern desktop!

Do you have a bug about this on XFWM (window compositor)?

	- Eero

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