00a...@gmail.com (2010-08-11 at 0928.56 +0930):
> I found myself, that redraws in paint programs were intolerably slow
> until I added the

Here it was general. GIMP's interface took a couple of seconds to
redraw, but so did FF while scrolling (slideshowing would describe it

>         Option      "AccelMethod" "XAA"
> to the video card config in my xorg.conf.
> (EXA is the default, and makes 3d performance much better, but
> unfortunately seems to cripple 2d painting performance on my card. XAA
> might effect compositing (as in WM compositing) speed significantly
> instead.)
> Perhaps you could try the above option and see if it makes any difference.
> FYI, I have an ATI Radeon 9800 or thereabouts. I've read that this
> problem does not occur on NVidia cards and newer ATI cards.

Other thing to try is keeping EXA but with:
Option          "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"

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