Ubuntu On Sony Vaio FW Series

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Firefox scrolling lag while using Compiz

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I’m using fglrx driver now and have enabled Compiz. I’m not using smooth scrolling in Firefox but found that default Firefox scrolling is lagging in Compiz. Here is a little solution.

If you have XGL installed (xserver-xgl), go and remove it, it lags even more. Then open your xorg.conf for editing. Alt+F2 and type gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Find this line in device section Driver "fglrx", after this line put new lines:
Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"

I have other lines too, that can help in video rendering:
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "on"

Save file and then logout and login back (restart xorg server). That should help.

Written by egaistek

September 30, 2008 at 01:46

Posted in Vaio

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  1. Holy Crap thank you so much. This has been bothering me for as long as i can remember 😀

    Sock Lee

    January 24, 2009 at 10:53

  2. wow, this totally helped me out too. I upgraded my asus w/ATI grapics to Intrepid recently and this lag/scrolling problem hit me. Your post totally cleared it up. Thanks!


    February 18, 2009 at 11:06

  3. How about on 11.04 where there is no xorg.conf?


    August 19, 2011 at 18:12

    • actually you can create one if needed


      August 20, 2011 at 04:20

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