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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.
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Tiny optimizations that you might forget every time you (re)install linux

Posted 06-18-2016 at 04:29 PM by the dsc

I don't (re)install that often, so I completely forgot there were some types video-acceleration options that could be set in a tiny xorg.conf to speed things up a little. Fortunately it's a paralell install to one I'm sort of abandoning, so I still have it:

Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier "Intel Graphics"
        Driver "intel"
        Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
#	   Option      "TearFree"     "true"
#	Option "SwapbuffersWait" "false"
Option "Tiling"	"true"
EndSection


#Section "Extensions"
#Option "Composite" "Enable"
#Endsection


       Section "Module"
        # This loads the GLX module
            Load       "glx"
        # This loads the DRI module
            Load       "dri"
        EndSection
Mostly the "sna" thing, I don't know about anything else, I saw it originally here:

http://cynic.cc/blog/posts/sna_acceleration_vs_uxa/

Difference on gtkperf: 1.82 seconds vs 1.50 (gtk2 theme Mist, which is probably the fastest theme).


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Every time I install linux or just create another user I can't really understand how and why file managers have per-folder settings and use a "immense icons" default view instead of detailed list. Also the single-click mode annoys me. Recently there are those new random changes in default behavior for GTK3, like left click on the scroll bar "warping" to an absolute position instead of being a "page down". I wonder if there is some "skin" type of distro (debian or ubuntu based, prefereably) that comes already with similar defaults. It must be possible to create at least a "winetricks" type of script that changes this sort of thing in a centralized place, at least for as long as each DE thing retains the same config files and syntaxes. As copying the user folders sometimes doesn't quite work 100%, or perhaps brings more than it would ideally.
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