Stephen D. Williams <
sdw at lig.net
> on >
Sat Sep 23 12:40:03 PDT 2006
The memory leak was gone, or vastly better, within about a week.
'apt-get upgrade', then restarted compiz from the tray icon I created
(simple user operation) to run a simple script. Now, I can go between 3
days and a week suspending and resuming a couple times a day with many
windows before X/etc. needs restarted. The kernel does not bloat so
rebooting isn't needed.
Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> I use a Dell Precision M70 laptop, about a year old, which is 1.6Ghz
> and a high end Nvidia chipset. The processor speed is said not to
> have a huge effect as some are running compiz on much slower
> processors just fine.
> Apparently most recent ATI, Nvidia, and even now Intel 3D chipsets
> will work. ATI is often said to have bad drivers. I switched all
> computers to Nvidia several years ago when they A) started having a
> unified, single driver for all boards and B) put out a Linux driver,
> even if it is closed source. I've never had a problem with any Nvidia
> product. For a long time, Intel wouldn't release enough information
> to get their chipset working very well, forcing me to use 1024x768
> rather than the actual 1280x768 of my Sony Vaio TR1A. I think that
> must have changed recently.
> Dual monitors is said to work just fine, but I haven't been able to
> get dynamic reconfigurable dual monitor support, like you need on a
> laptop to plug into projectors, yet, however I'm pretty sure it can be
> The big problem right now is a pretty major memory leak either in a
> driver or Xgl. Xgl ends up pretty huge after a while and starts
> wasting CPU and another large chunk of memory is also missing (not in
> processes or buffers, but missing from real/swap) which is something
> I've never seen with Linux before.
> Justin Mason wrote:
>> "Stephen D. Williams" writes:
>>> I've been using it for a week or so. Besides the memory leak, it's
>>> pretty cool. Now if VMWare hardware 3D support would mature out of
>> Desktop or laptop hardware? I'm tempted to try it on my Thinkpad
>> T40 (Radeon R250), but I'll only swim through the third-party-repository
>> hoops if it'll do it.
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