May 7, 2010

How to Fix Maximize Delay/Lag With Compiz And ATI Driver On Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10

If you have Ati video card and you are using proprietary drivers than you may notice delay/lag when you are maximizing applications or any window.


This can become very annoying.



To fix this go to terminal and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:k0ekk0ek/ppa
(I have been using k0ekk0ek's PPA fror long time, but sinc last X update it don't help) 


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:info-g-com/xserver-xorg-1.7.6-gc

then type:

sudo apt-get update

wait until it finish

then type:

sudo apt-get upgrade

Restart X server (restart computer or log out) and you done.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! I love you! A kiss.

Mr. Newbie

Silly said...

Cool! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. I had fixed this previously, but needed to revert back after upgrading to 10.04 last night. Giving it a try right now, hope it works!

lolo said...

Wow, did this and it rendered my computer completely useless. First, it booted to backlit black screen, so I restarted, went into recovery mode, booted in safe graphics mode from there, ditched the PPA, and reverted to the default Xserver. Then I rebooted, still just a backlit black screen, so I tried "fix graphics" from the recovery menu, which didn't work either (booted to Metacity only desktop - Compiz did not work). The only way to fix it was to completely remove the ATI catalyst from safe graphics mode and go back to the open-source driver. yeesh.

love2spooge said...

It seams that this is not working for everyone...

Mr. Loren said...
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Lolo said...

It's funny, because I just did a clean install of Lucid after using the xserver-nobackfill in Jaunty for the last year with no problems with catalyst 9.6...

Guess I just live with the lag!

Lolo said...

OK, so found the solution, and it's so simple it's ridiculous. For some hardware, you just need to uninstall and then reinstall the catalyst fglrx driver before you reboot. so in the command line do:
cd /usr/share/ati
sudo sh fglrx-uninstall.sh

then reinstall the catalyst you had installed using the same method you originally installed it by, something like:
cd to/the/folder/it/be/in
sudo sh ati-driver-installer-10-5-x86.x86_64.run

Keep in mind you need to change the 10-5 area above to whatever catalyst you are using. I use 10.5, hence the 10-5. if you are using 10.4, guess what? It would be 10-4, etc.

Hope this helps anyone else who had the same problem I did...

durbin said...

This was working perfectly for me until today and now I'm back to getting the lag again. I just did a bunch of updates through the update manager. could something have overwritten the fix? Was so happy to remove the lag before.

love2spooge said...

@durbin

I had same problem, then i searched for new solution to fix this and i found it :)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:info-g-com/xserver-xorg-1.7.6-gc

durbin said...

you guys are awesome, thanks!

Pedro said...

Thank you! this worked perfectly for me! You are a Linux god!
Best Portuguese regards!

Anonymous said...

ppa is 404 in Karmic.

love2spooge said...

ppa:info-g-com/xserver-xorg-1.7.6-gc is only for lucid, try ppa:k0ekk0ek/ppa

Anonymous said...

This was my first day with linux, and I almost give up and back on XP becouse of this. Thank you so much.

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