[sclug] using Xgl and Beryl

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Sat Oct 21 08:36:15 UTC 2006


On Saturday 21 October 2006 09:25, Scott Rixon wrote:
> So without starting a war.. Ubuntu vs straight Debian... I am running
> Etch at the moment. (I have to say what an uninteresting name!)
> My Linux box is only an AMD 945 (Yes strang OC'ing going on there) with
> 512mb and a middle of the road Nvidia card.. It's ok speed wise, I would
> like a bit more speed out of Gnome. I was using Fluxbox but have just
> moved to Gnome..
> So have people moved to Ubuntu for general desktop stuff? It sounds
> easier? I have a server running woody and I am happy to keep it there...
> Comments?

I'm running an IBM T42 thinkpad. It has an Intel 1500MHz, 512MB of RAM and a 
Radeon mobility using the free driver.

I moved to Kubuntu a while ago and couldn't be happier, the performance 
difference between this and Gentoo (my previous distro) is negligible and it 
is really well tweaked so that lots of things work perfectly.

With AIGLX and Beryl it's a little bit sluggish when a lot is going on, but I 
was surprised with how well it all runs on DRI.


The struggle against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting
 - Kundera

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