[Wine] Wine performance drops hard on popup notification

Edward Savage epssyis at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 19:45:11 CDT 2010

On 12/09/2010, at 4:55, "RemiParks" <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:

> Ubuntu 10.4 32bit
> I've tried Ubuntu proprietary drivers, and latest Nvidia drivers 256.53 or something. (gpu = evga 8600 gts 256mb)
> Wine versions 1.2 and up all have my issue
> When I run Steam games windowed or fullscreened, they run amazing. Until I get a skype/pidgin/rythmbox/email notification popup, at which point the steam app drops dramatically in performance. (1 different frame every 10 seconds)
> I've installed various things via wine tricks, and things just don't seem to fix it.
> I'm curious if this is a common issue, or better yet is a quick fix available?
> (steam isn't effected, but the games CSS/TF2/GMOD)

This hasn't been an issue for a very long time.  At least a year, maybe longer.  Skype uses a different overlay to everything else (libnotify) as well so the problem is likely X related.  

If you're playing a native 3d game do you get the same slowdown? 

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