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i tried it once and liked it when i had a single monitor, now that i have 2 i tried it again and cpu useage is horrible compaird to last ...
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    xcompmgr + dual screens


    i tried it once and liked it when i had a single monitor, now that i have 2 i tried it again and cpu useage is horrible compaird to last time, its only a 1.4GHz system with a gefore4 but it used to run awsome. any thoughts or ideas how to speed it up or am i just boned?

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    I think it may be becuase your CPU is trying to handle composition on twice the screen real estate. Have you tried using your graphics card to help out?
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    Perhaps you can try different options in your xorg.conf.

    Code:
    Option          "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
    in Section "Device" for example. So the card won't care anymore about calculating what is not displayed on screen.

    Or
    Code:
     Load    "dbe"
    in Section "Module" (use before Load "dri") for double buffering.

    etc.
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    nothing seems to be working right, i think im just boned with this slow cpu. ohwell, thanks for trying guys

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