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Nov
9
comment fglrx messes with my windows
Accepted! Problem hasn't appeared anywhere since I toggled this.
Nov
9
accepted fglrx messes with my windows
Nov
8
comment fglrx messes with my windows
Yes, so far I've only noticed this problem inside Chrome. I've toggled the setting you mention (it was on, so now it's off) and I'll pay attention to see if it helps. Thank you!
Nov
8
revised fglrx messes with my windows
The Dash problem seems to have disappeared. I didn't change anything. The Chrome problem got a lot worse though.
Nov
8
awarded  Yearling
Nov
6
asked fglrx messes with my windows
Nov
6
comment Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
Thanks buddy - that's the kind of thing I'm likely to forget despite being told about it... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Nov
5
comment Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
Okay - I took the plunge and selected "fglrx" in "Additional Drivers", hoping it wouldn't cause me trouble. And -- it worked! unity_support_test now reports software rendering "off", and compiz seems to saty below 3%. Phew! Thank you again.
Nov
5
accepted Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
Nov
5
accepted What is this “unknown device” in my “Additional Drivers”?
Nov
5
comment What is this “unknown device” in my “Additional Drivers”?
Thank you! I have absolutely no idea what this means but I did understand from here that it's safe to enable and even appears to be a good idea. So I'll do that - thanks!
Nov
5
asked What is this “unknown device” in my “Additional Drivers”?
Nov
4
comment Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
"[this question]" seems to be missing a link, right?
Nov
4
comment Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
Thank you Charles; that was also my hunch as I wrote this question. May I ask on what basis you suggest "oibaf" drivers, as I've not come across this before? And by "proprietary" do you mean the built-in "fglrx" drivers, or those that must be downloaded from amd.com?
Nov
4
revised Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
As an experiment, I've now enabled "Force full screen redraw (buffer swap) on repaint".
Nov
4
comment What is the app, “compiz” responsible for on ubuntu 12.04?
@DarrenLewis, Ubuntu 2D was retired. Newer versions don't offer this fallback - unfortunately!
Nov
4
comment Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
@jdv yes as I said, I've been battling this monster for years, and that link is also in my post. The listed suggestions don't help, though.
Nov
4
asked Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
Nov
4
comment How can I turn off the screen saver?
@RiaanV Yes I do. Thanks for the fast reply.
Nov
4
asked How can I turn off the screen saver?