old radeon 7500 card, slow wm

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Sep 12 09:14:43 PDT 2010


On 09/10/2010 03:27 PM, bendeguz wrote:
> Hi all!
> 
> So, the video card in an old radeon 7500,
> not mobility. 
> I have been experiencing a problem for a very
> long time, if not from the beggining of my
> linux desktop carreer: 
> 
> Here is an example: I have midori oen with
> a web page, with graphics, pictures, etc.
> if I open preferences window the
> content of it is not instanly drawn, but first
> I see a grey square, like an empty form.
> When I close it, the content of the page is
> not instantly drawn back.
> 
> It is the same with a minimized gtk window:
> if I open it up, I get an empty window for a
> moment (like an empty form), and then comes
> the content.
> 
> I don't know how I can still use my desktop
> this way, but it's very disturbing.
> 
> Ken (or anyone), have you experienced similar?
> 
> Regards,
> bendeguz
> 
> 

Guys, Thomas Trepl posted a patch to BLFS-Dev on 2010-08-19.  I believe
this patch will fix the slow resize issue, however, there are some
issues.  It will not go into the book as is, but I would like to see at
least a mention and patch file in the wiki to cover this corner case
which is specific to ATI cards.  For more info, see this thread:

http://archive.linuxfromscratch.org/mail-archives/blfs-dev/2010-August/020578.html

If either of you would like to make it a server option, and set it to
false by default, please do so and it will get introduced to the book.
I looked into it for about an hour and gave up.

-- DJ Lucas




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