Compiz 0.9.8 very bad performance

Asked by Paulo Narciso on 2012-07-20

I'm running ubuntu 12.10 with a Geforce Gtx680 + 2600k + 8gb, and compiz performance is awful in the desktop and playing games.

Dragging a window across the desktop is a pain, because it stutters so much it's not even funny. Compiz 0.9.7.8 doesn't have this behavior, so something got broken in this release.

Now, about opengl games. It's also a terrible experience, and no matter what settings I try there's always a lag feel. Games simply don't run smooth, despite the frame rate that shows on screen. This behavior is present in both 0.9.8 and 0.9.7.8.

By running ubuntu without any effects (gnome classic panel) games run super smooth without any lag or stutter.

By the way, I'm running 304.22 driver with default settings, but all previous drivers show the same behavior.

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You are running pre-release so you will get issues. It's in no way ready or stable.

If you need an OS that works as you expect then I suggest you wipe clean and install Precise which is not only stable but is also LTS giving it support until 2017.
If you are happy to stomach feature holes and bugs, but want to report bugs to the developers to get the OS ready for release in October then by all means use Quantal butit will not be a smooth ride.

Paulo Narciso (p-narciso) said : #2

I know that this is alpha, and thereĀ“s issues. So i'm reporting it here.
I was using Ubuntu 12.04 and compiz makes performance also very bad in games, so nothing changed there.

Report a bug using:

ubuntu-bug compiz

And it will let the developers know there is an issue.

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