Resizing and scrolling very slow when running a compositing manager

Ioannis Nousias s0238762 at
Tue Apr 25 06:21:21 PDT 2006

Michael Biebl wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a Radeon 9200 Mobility and I'm running Xorg 7.0 with radeon driver.
> If I run a compositing manager like xcompmgr, scrolling and resizing
> windows is much slower, especially for applications like Firefox. I
> tried with and without EXA and also the XGL+compiz combo. The effect is
> always the same: Moving a window with a running compositing manager
> becomes much better and eliminates all drawing artefacts, resizing gets
> almost unbearably slow for more complex applications.
> Can someone explain why this happens and if I can do something about
> that (maybe a misconfiguration on my side).
> Cheers,
> Michael
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same problem here with nvidia GeForce 4200Go! I'm interested to know 
what's causing this. It's very annoying and is the prime reason why I'm 
not using xgl+compiz at the moment.

hope someone can address this issue. I'm happy to provide details of my 


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