[SOLVED] Re: Audio Skips when Scrolling in Firefox

Andrew J. Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 16:41:58 PDT 2007

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Andrew J. Barr wrote:
> This is strange, with "FBTexPercent" at 20 performance both with and
> without Compiz is markedly *worse*, which indicates to me that I have
> not applied your patches correctly or built the packages correctly. I am
> now starting afresh with new copies of xorg-server, mesa, and
> xf86-video-ati from the Debian source repositories.

It's working nicely now, thank you all.

I think my mistake was to build xserver-xorg-video-ati against the *old*
xserver-xorg-dev package, instead of the new, patched package. After my
PowerBook spent an afternoon building updated packages for the driver,
xorg-server, and mesa, I set the "FBTexPercent" to 20 and restarted X.
Scrolling in Firefox, whereas it was *manageable* with Compiz activated
(but audio would skip), shows little to no difference in speed and the
audio plays happily without skipping at all. I am unable to make it skip
even using my scroll wheel on the 'window list' applet in gnome-panel,
making windows pop up and go under at a rather high rate. This is all
with Compiz running.

CPU usage, according to gkrellm, is more what it should be (fairly
constant around 10-15 percent) when using various effects like wobbly
windows. Before it shot up rather high when these effects were in use.

If anyone would like to have the packages (PowerPC binaries) I will post
them in a public place for download.

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Andrew J. Barr
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