Re: getting xorg working on an old box .....
- From: "Francisco Zabala" <zabala.f@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 02:20:09 -0800
Jakub Narojczyk wrote:
> Hi gdm and kdm are both "resource consumeing" so i recomend using xdm or
> just startx command on an old machine. Especially when You're short on
Yes they are. gdm a lot more so than kdm (I chucked gdm because I
thought it was even too slow on my 3GHz Athlon).
Indeed, so why even install them, right? (as it was originally
proposed --> startx would do the trick)
> After running the window manager the ?dm's don't do nothing more
> than stay in the memory till You finish Your xsession.
Actually they will be swapped out, so after the actual X session starts,
they won't consume any valuable RAM.
Anyway, I agree with your advice: Use xdm, or no desktop manager at all.
I kinda jumped in late on this one, but here's my 2 cents: using a
light window-manager (fluxbox, for instance) will also help (as
opposed to something exotic [in this case] as kdm or gnome).
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