I tried to leave it…I really did. Since my last post, I’ve struggled with the realization that, in less than an hour, I became addicted to Xgl. I can’t live without it. My MotherBrain computer is now permanently occupied by a foreign power (Gnome). OK, not permanently, just until KDE adds support for it.
It’s not so bad, though. Gnome is, after all, free software in every sense of the word. Also, I can still run any of the programs that I run with KDE.
Regarding the whole Direct Rendering thing, it is supposed to work with the current Nvidia driver on my GeForce FX 6200, but it does not. Anyway, I have to start another regular X server on another screen to play games. Surprisingly, this works well. After all, running games in Window-Maker or some other light window manager is much faster anyway. In the past, I’ve often run intense games in failsafe X.
Gawsh, I sound like a total addict. What did I expect though? It’s like eating steak for the first time. You just can’t go back to your old hamburgers. I’m an Xgl-fiend. As I’m writing this, I’m contemplating how to get it working on this iBook. I’m sick… 🙂