Faster GUI :: I just realized that the GUI on my Raspbian is basically using framebuffer….

Faster GUI :: I just realized that the GUI on my Raspbian is basically using framebuffer. No acceleration whatsoever. This is why the GUI is so slow and laggy, even after using lightweight WM.

I looked around for a solution, and all I could find so far is this private project, which seems to be abandoned at the moment : http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=4649

Fedora has acknowledged this problem, and looking for a solution as well : http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/wiki/index.php/Raspberry_Pi_Fedora_Remix_FAQ#Why_is_the_Remix_slow.3F

But to my knowledge, so far there is none.

Do please enlighten me if I'm mistaken.

Once the RaspberryPi got the accelerated GUI, then I'd be able to introduce it to even wider audience.

Thanks in advance.

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Hello guys, I’ve spent the bank hol looking into what’s involved in writing an accelerated X server for the Rpi. I of course have no hardware to find out actually how hard it may be, but it certainly seems doable. Anyway searching for similar posts on this forum leads to mixed information as to …

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11 thoughts on “Faster GUI :: I just realized that the GUI on my Raspbian is basically using framebuffer….

  1. I've tried Wayland on RPi yesterday and I'm dissapointed it's practically useless. Some of it (graphical glitches) will probably be resolved, but the biggest problem is that it apparently doesn't emulate X11, so no existing apps can run on it. Until this gets solved, the only thing Wayland can run is its terminal app (not a very good one). I've read somewhere that the RPi foundation is interested I'm getting Wayland in the default Raspbian, so maybe they'll sponsor some (much needed) development.

  2. Who needs GUI for raspberry pi ? 😀
    bisa booting dengan power irit aja udah untung kok, he he 😀

    *lintang#

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