[kdepim-users] Cumulative problem?

Bud Rogers budr at netride.net
Wed Feb 18 22:04:27 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 17 February 2009 07:22:11 Anne Wilson wrote:
> I mentioned yesterday that I had changed the Desktop Effects backend from
> OpenGL to XRender.  The improvement was immediate, and startling.  I still
> want another day or two to be absolutely certain, but it looks as though
> most of the performance problems have gone.  KMail doesn't take those long
> pauses any more.  X and kwin still top the list of cpu users, but they now
> take 10-12% cpu between them.
> I know that other people may have quite different factors, but in the light
> of my experience this is something that  is definitely worth checking out.

I briefly switched to XRender yesterday.  My desktop and the open System 
Settings window rendered OK AFAICT, but the cursor rendered as a pixelated, 
flickering square.  Not really usable, obviously.  I didn't spend much time 
with it, as it was pretty hard to do anything with the mouse.  Has anyone else 
seen this?

Bud Rogers
budr at netride.net

KDE PIM users mailing list
kdepim-users at kde.org

More information about the kdepim-users mailing list