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you know how OSX the entire GUI in openGL, so that it can be hardware accelerated by the graphics chip and take a load off the CPU? It's fantastic because ...
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    is there any way in linux to do OSX-style GUI acceleration?


    you know how OSX the entire GUI in openGL, so that it can be hardware accelerated by the graphics chip and take a load off the CPU?
    It's fantastic because it makes even a slow machine seem soooo much snappier and less aggravating than one without openGL gui accel.
    IMHO, I think that was one of the best ideas ever in HCI/usability


    so is there any way to do that sort of thing in linux? if so, what do I need to do it?

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    As far as I know, you cannot do this.

    Although if you use the command line things are pretty snappy.

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    You should be fine if you set the correct driver for your video card in your X config.

    example: driver "nv" works for nvidia, but for acceleration, you need to install the driver "nvidia"
    --monkey

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