Adam Jackson wrote:
On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 12:40 -0700, Andrew Farris wrote:
> Hey all,
> Has anyone else using VMWare Fusion (or any vmware) noticed a major change in X
> server performance since beta? I'm seeing very slow window movement, screen
> refresh, menu drawing, etc. Its so slow I find I have to make deliberately slow
> mouse movements to get windows to move to where I want them while dragging.
> Before beta I don't have this problem, its much faster. I still have a VM that
> has not been updated since the freeze and the X performance is significantly better.
I'd be curious to know what X server versions are in each, but I have an
idea. I turned offscreen pixmaps off for XAA since they're generally a
performance loss and it happens to work around a rather nasty Render bug
that firefox happens to trigger.
I think I pulled in updates during freeze but not sure if that older VM was
updated at all after the freeze lifted (it may have been).
pre-Beta VM (installed at Alpha)
post-Beta VM (installed at Beta)
Does life get any better if you say Option
Thanks for the clue, but is that taking effect? Trying both
"XaaOffscreenPixmaps" and "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" "False" I
get the same
response in Xorg.0.log, a (WW) that the option is not used. Doesn't seem to
effect anything performance wise with the warning. The menus *might* be a tiny
bit snappier, but windows still draw slowly. Its interesting that gnome
terminal can scroll quickly when I drag the scroll bar, but moving it is slow
(the screen slightly tears).
The xorg.conf I was using is different, in the beta VM I've been letting X auto
add devices, while pre-beta I was not. I'll try getting those to match.
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