Bothersome X in First Use of LiveCD

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Thu Dec 22 03:28:29 PST 2005


Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

>Dan McGhee wrote:
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>>The best way I can explain the symptom is that in xfce the refresh
>>rate--and I don't know whether that's the right term or not--on xterm is
>>agonizingly slow
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>>linux vga=792
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>Well, that explains much. The vesa framebuffer driver doesn't set the MTRR 
>correctly, and that makes the entire X slow. Kernel bug, WONTFIX.
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This is interesting because I don't experience the slowness in twm with 
this setting.  I'll verify this, but the slowness also occured when I 
didn't set the framebuffer.

Dan




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