AIGLX and direct rendering

Glynn Clements glynn at
Wed Sep 10 13:42:56 PDT 2008

Lars Oliver Hansen wrote:

> thanks to your list members I have direct rendering working
> now. I "wanted" this as it "sounds" faster than indirect rendering for
> 3D games and as I read that it is required for Compiz. However AIGLX
> is supposedly needed for Compiz too. Now AIGLX is "Accelerated
> Indirect GLX" and I again supposedly needed the setting
> LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=true. For a 3D game I have a script which
> unloads Compiz and replaces it by MetaCity. If direct rendering is
> faster, is it possible to unload AIGLX or disable it for the
> game?

If you request a direct rendering context, and the server supports it,
you should get it. Whether or not the server also accelerates indirect
rendering (i.e. AIGLX) isn't relevant.

Glynn Clements <glynn at>

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