Package Details: mutter-dynamic-buffering 43.2-2

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Package Base: mutter-dynamic-buffering
Description: A window manager for GNOME (with dynamic triple/double buffering)
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: mutter
Provides:, mutter
Submitter: JockeTF
Maintainer: JockeTF
Last Packager: JockeTF
Votes: 22
Popularity: 0.81
First Submitted: 2021-07-24 11:35 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-01-25 13:39 (UTC)

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KCGD commented on 2022-10-17 23:19 (UTC) (edited on 2022-10-17 23:19 (UTC) by KCGD)

@frandieguez I dont have a fix, but I do have a workaround.

TL;DR: I made an arch vm specifically for building AUR packages. Built successfully in the vm. Installed from there. Still not sure why it wont build on my host system.

For some reason I have never been able to build mutter on my host system. There's always some problem that causes it to fail, and I cannot for the life of me figure out what is wrong. This issue happens with all mutter forks I've tried (this one and mutter-rounded).

I figured I would try to create a fresh arch vm, install the necessary tools to build AUR packages (yay and base-devel), and give it a shot. To my surprise it worked, and all I had to do was send the compiled package back to my host system and install it there.

Unfortunately I'm still not sure why I cannot get it to build on my host system, but this method, although somewhat convoluted, seems to work well.

frandieguez commented on 2022-07-11 07:58 (UTC)

The package build is stuck at this step:

[716/721] Generating src/Meta-10.typelib with a custom command

does someone have any clue about how to solve it?

allexj commented on 2022-05-17 05:56 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-23 18:58 (UTC) by allexj)

Wow this package actually fixes the GNOME stuttering and lag!!!!!!

EDIT: well, on the other hand it increases a lot the power consumption.......

clearmeth commented on 2022-04-30 14:23 (UTC)

That was it! I though the opposite I should disable wayland for it to work. I logged in using wayland and yea there is a huge difference. Thanks!

JockeTF commented on 2022-04-30 08:24 (UTC)

Works for me! You need to restart (at least GNOME Shell) if you haven't already.

I noted it may not work very well on X11, so maybe try Wayland to see if it's smooth there?

clearmeth commented on 2022-04-29 19:19 (UTC)

Does the package work with GNOME 42? I installed it and I don't see any improvement but also some more slugginess. Something is not right as I tried triple buffering on Ubuntu before arch and it was working fine. Is there something I'm doing wrong other than installing this and removing mutter?

messalehi commented on 2022-03-12 17:02 (UTC) (edited on 2022-03-13 14:23 (UTC) by messalehi)

Thanks you for this patch! Unfortunately, I have crashing issues on wakeup! It seems that it got fixed for some, but it's not the case for me. I have an Intel HD 5500 and I'm on Wayland.

kumax commented on 2022-03-03 12:09 (UTC)

Thanks! The performance of Gnome improves very well!

holterdipolter commented on 2021-11-20 21:28 (UTC)

Hi JockeTF, I am on Intel and Wayland too and can confirm that the updated patch works great, no crash on wakeup anymore. So again a huge thank you for spending your time and effort in this! What is still missing is multi-monitor support on Wayland, but this is not a backporting issue, it just hasn't been fixed in the mr1441 patch yet.

JockeTF commented on 2021-11-20 11:09 (UTC)

I've pushed the fixes since it solved my Wayland issues. Things are looking pretty smooth with Intel on Wayland now! Yell at me if this introduces any problems for anyone.