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Re: [vox-tech] X crash, Mozilla
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Re: [vox-tech] X crash, Mozilla

On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 01:21:57AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> On Wed 21 Jul 04, 11:40 PM, Mark K. Kim <lugod@cbreak.org> said:
> > On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Nick Schmalenberger wrote:
> > 
> > > Twm is my window manager if that is important.
> > 
> > Try FVWM.  It's better in every aspect, including the required memory and
> > stability.
> eeeks, not my understanding at all.  details?  i can't imagine anything
> more light weight than twm.
> > > The only bad thing I can see in
> > > /var/log/XFree86.0.log is:
> > > PEXExtensionInit: Couldn't open default PEX font file  Roman_M
> > 
> > I don't see that crashing the system.  Anybody else think otherwise?
> absolutely not.
> > > Secondly, in Mozilla when I am going up or down in a page or backspacing
> > > in a form, Mozilla will keep going for a while after I let off the key
> > > if I had been holding for a while. I imagine this is because the
> > > interrupts have sort of piled up because they are being processed by
> > > Mozilla slower than the key is sending them. Dillo and less do not do
> > > this. Why is this and what can I do about it?
> > 
> > It's not Mozilla that's slow, but it's your graphics card software (the X
> > Window module for your graphics card) that's slow.  You need an
> > accelerated graphics card with accelerated X server software.
> could be both.  i've always thought that mozilla was dog-slow.  i don't
> have patience for mozilla.
> also you _don't_ need an accelerated graphics card for web browsing.
> the term "accelerated" means that the graphics card does certain types
> of calculations for common 3D functions.  i doubt that any of that comes
> into play when rendering 2-D web browser window.
> the issue of "high dot-clock" is separate from "accelerated video card".
> basically, any new-ish video card will have a high dot clock, and that's
> what you need for speedy 2D video.
> > Your slow Mozilla and your console freezing problems may be related.  It
> > seems like you're using a vesa frame buffer as your graphics device, in
> > which case you can end up with both of these symptoms.  As soon as you get
> > the proper graphics driver, both of your problems will go away.  But
> > that's assuming there's a driver available for your graphics card.
> that's a great guess -- it never would've occured to me.  how did you
> think of that?   :)
> frame buffers are often very slow and wonky.  the 3dfx frame buffer, for
> example, for the V5 has never worked well for me.

I think the 3dfx fb was always particularly unreliable: wasn't it
marked EXPERIMENTAL? I'm still only using 2.4.18 (I think? I'm at work
now and unable to double-check)

Micah J. Cowan
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