Originally Posted by lloeki
with nvidia, you don't need AIGLX. nvidia has its implementation of tex_from_pixmap as GLX. thus on a nvidia card, using aiglx will makes it tex_from_pixmap in software, whereas with intel cards, the driver being opensource, they may have made it accelerated even with AIGLX. using GLX with nvidia will make tex_from_pixmap accelerated again, with currently a few caveats (see black windows topics).
Ok, how can I get all these fancy effects without AIGLX? I've read somewhere that nVidia will support AIGLX rather than XGL. I don't really care much about which technology I use, I just want it to do the job.