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Old 10-13-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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Exclamation Backtrack 5 R1 with ATI Radeon HD 6850 - Window redraw lag

I just installed the ATI Radeon HD 6850 from ATi's website and its working fine other than window redraw. When I move a terminal window (or any other window) I get very slow and laggy window redraw. I don't however have a problem with scrolling in non OS related programs like FireFox but I do experience window redraw lag in the file browser when I scroll. I cant figure out what is wrong. I have followed some tutorials on how to fix this problem but none have worked. I have edited my Xorg.conf file and tried to reinstall the drivers but nothing seems to fix this problem. I would like to point out that I am very new to using linux, but I am very willing to learn. I would greatly appropriate any help that anyone could provide.
Old 10-19-2011, 01:57 AM   #2
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I have a similar problem with my ATI Radeon HD 6370m.
I think the problem lies with the ATI proprietary drivers ...
Old 01-17-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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You can always just uninstall the ATI drivers to fix the window lag (I don't see any reason to have them, they stop me playing XMoto!), do this by:

cd /usr/share/ati
sh ./



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