Question about KDE 4.2

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Mon Jan 5 19:30:21 GMT 2009

On Monday 05 January 2009 18:23:39 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> Rex Dieter wrote:
> > David Carlos Manuelda wrote:
> >> For example, since I click the K button to raise menu until the menu is
> >> raised, it is a second or two. The same when running dolphin and
> >> clicking in folders for example. I don't note this too much while
> >> running them inside a 3.5.10.
> >
> > I've never seen such operations take more than an instant, regardless of
> > which DE is in use.
> >
> > I would venture there's a different explanation other than the general
> > "kde4 is slower".
> This happens if compositing is enabled and a binary-only, proprietary
> NVidia or ATI driver is used or if EXA acceleration is not enabled (in
> the case of open source drivers; the proprietary ones don't support EXA.)
I'm using the free ATi driver and cannot use Desktop Effects without random 
freezes.  How is this EXA enabled?

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