> I have a few questions and comments about the composite settings in E
> I figured out that I had to upgrade to Xorg 6.8, and make sure to
> enable the Composite Extension in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. So far so good.
> (NB, it might help to call DialogAlert() from ECompMgrStart() with a
> little helpful message if you try to enable composite without having
> the necessary extensions in the X server. I'd be glad to supply the
Yeah, I have taken for granted that it is well known that xorg 6.8 is
required for composite stuff. That may be a mistake :)
There probably should be some warning if trying to enable it when there
is no support. Patches are welcome :)
> The I sussed out that you can pass "-C [0-3]" as a parameter to e16
> to set the mode, though I don't get what that actually does, since it
> doesn't work for me. All I know is that as soon as I enable
> composite, everything slows to a complete crawl. Any idea if it's
> something E is doing or just problems with the extensions in the X
> server? This is under mandrake 10.1.
The composite settings should be changed only via the "Composite
settings..." dialog. The -C option is there for debug purposes.
Enabling composite without driver support like nvida - RenderAccel
will slow down things to become useless.