Currently investigating whether to install Maya across machines having been perfectly happy with Helena. Indeed, the only reason I'm doing this is because the M8 is no longer supported (not even an archive?) and M13 offers lts.
My notebook absolutely purrs running Helena Gnome, with all the effects I desire and without a hitch.
However, Maya Xfce glitches and I can't even pinpoint any particular action that causes the screen to disintegrate. Sometimes it might be immediately, others not at all and all points in between! Generally, the wallpaper will corrupt completely, window borders will corrupt too and fonts become crude and unreadable. The mouse pointer will become a large square but, with luck, can restart the xserver by logging out and back.
Additionally, setting transparency for moving windows makes it like stirring treacle with the window lagging well behind the mouse pointer.
Perhaps this is caused by the driver (assuming it to be the same as in Helena) not being fully compatible with more recent xorg and/or the kernel?
Is there anything I can do about this short of the minefield of trying a proprietary driver?