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AIGLX + Beryl


The last versions of Beryl contained some problems with my NVidia card, which forced me to start using the cvs versions of Beryl. However, these versions brought another problem to light : Xgl had a huge memory leak. After some hours of work, my memory and swap were filled by Xgl. Up to some point where the kernel started to kill some processes. Not much fun if you know that's mostly Xgl which was killed.

So I decided to switch over to the AIGLX/Beryl combination. Here's an installation HOWTO for Edgy. My first impression : yes, it's more stable, and my memory consumption stays reasonable. Many of the OpenGL programs like xscreensaver-gl and Google Earth work much better now too.