Possible to exclude application from AIGLX compositing?

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Possible to exclude application from AIGLX compositing?

Post by ed » Mon Nov 13, 2006 17:36

I'm using Sabayon 3.1 with AIGLX and Beryl with an nVIDIA 6600GT and the beta 95 series drivers. Compositing works very well in general and I think I'm going to use it full time.

I am wondering if it's possible to disable compositing for an individual application in AIGLX. I have seen a way of doing so with XGL on nVIDIA cards:

The first main reason for me wanting to is because Amarok seems to thrash X when the spectrum analyzer is running and AIGLX is enabled. The second is that although I do get 3D acceleration in games, they do run noticeably slower. I have benchmarked Nexuiz and get 32fps compared to 53fps.

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Post by cvill64 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 17:42

sure, its possible, or you can just turn off and on aiglx when you need it using the accel-manager package ;)

you can use xnest or other method like the xgl method, its all possible, but I get no problems with amarok on ati, intel, or nvidia, you might want to build up to the newest version and see if that helps any in general

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Post by lxnay » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:44

Or just use beryl-manger to switch from KWin to Beryl and vice-versa.
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