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Bizarre applet graphics behaviour on Windows XP

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Joined: 2006-12-09

I keep a low-end XP machine with built-in S3 graphics for performance testing and I am experiencing some very strange graphics behaviour with Update 10 and applets.

If the applet calls drawString(), the individual characters of the string are displayed independently and slowly, one after the other like a special effect. Similarly if the applet draws a line, the line can be seen as it gradually extends from left to right in a way reminiscent of another special effect. The end result is that graphics rendering is *extremely* slow and unusable.

I have tried enabling OpenGL but it hasn't helped.

Any idea why this is happening?

And loving it,

-Qu0ll (Rare, not extinct)
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Joined: 2004-01-07

Does the problem also happen for stand-alone apps, and/or does -Dsun.java2d.noddraw help?
If so, I guess the D3D pipeline is enabled, but the driver falls back to software for some reason.

lg Clemens

Joined: 2003-12-31

The d3d pipeline isn't enabled on S3 boards (at least, it shouldn't be), but there may be GDI-related issues (there were some in the past, mostly related to GDI flushing).

Could the original poster submit a screenshot perhaps?