View Full Version : [FC3] Xorg: Transparency & Drop Shadows
14th November 2004, 03:33 AM
If anyone wants to try these, I've found a good howto here (http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/joakim/nx7010.html#xorg).
Drop shadows are rendered reasonably fast. Transparency is very slow but looks very good! See attachment :D
14th November 2004, 06:19 PM
Thanks that worked, slow but it works.
14th November 2004, 06:55 PM
Maybe rendering will be faster after installing the Nvidia (or ATI) drivers.
I'm gonna try that later... although I'm no expert in X.
Another note: You do not need toexport PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/
15th November 2004, 02:07 PM
There is a RenderAccel option for the proprietry Nvidia drivers that apparently helps a lot with the speed. Check the /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README file for more info.
22nd November 2004, 05:56 PM
The transparency and drop shadows works in XFCE 4.2 rc1 at normal speed, even without the nvidia driver.
22nd November 2004, 06:25 PM
I have an nvidia card and will try it tonite and post screenshot for fc3.....:D
22nd November 2004, 06:36 PM
Gnome will be very slow, while it doesn't affects XFCE's speed. Just comment the lines in your xorg.conf and Gnome will be normal again. Have fun ;)
22nd November 2004, 07:29 PM
In GNome it is reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy sloooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww http://www.fedoraforum.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=0
23rd November 2004, 04:07 AM
I was able to run it, but it killed my ability to run a 3d app (quake 3 or glxgears)... so i had to remove the Composite line in xorg.conf
Anyone else have this problem?
23rd November 2004, 04:26 AM
I had drop shadows running for about 5 seconds with XFCE before my computer crashed. Oh well, I can wait till it's better ;)
23rd November 2004, 05:22 AM
Try compiling Metacity without compositing and rendering enabled. I found the advice it in a forum thread I can't find now. Once I disabled these in metacity, the performace seemed to jump back up....
Anyone else see this?
23rd November 2004, 08:43 PM
Looks great, thanks. Seems to run at full speed here: NVIDIA drivers 6111, Kde, on a P4 2.4G
11th December 2004, 09:19 AM
According to the howto that Pigpen posted a link to the reason why Gnome is so slow with compositing enabled in x.org is that Gnome itself does not currently support this feature.
Given that fact and the posts from other folks re how much this slows Gnome down. I'll wait thanks.
30th January 2005, 07:52 PM
Hi pengan, I had followed you link to make transparency work. But when I do ./autogen.sh, it give me the following errors. I am using fedora core 3 with kernel 2.6.10-741. Can someone help. Thank you in advance.
[root@localhost xcompmgr]# ./autogen.sh
Can't exec "aclocal": No such file or directory at /usr/bin/autoreconf line 174.
Use of uninitialized value in pattern match (m//) at /usr/bin/autoreconf line 174.
autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
autoreconf: running: aclocal --output=aclocal.m4t
Can't exec "aclocal": No such file or directory at /usr/share/autoconf/Autom4te/FileUtils.p m line 288.
autoreconf: failed to run aclocal: No such file or directory
30th January 2005, 07:59 PM
make sure u use yum to install all the Development Tools and Xorg Software Development do u have all the software development installed i would recommend u do that to make sure u cover everything. i have my transparency working fine
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