Re: 2.6 kernel being less responsive than 2.4
> For the archive: I had similar problems. In some
> situations (opening new programs, switching windows),
> xmms skipped, and in my case changing the nice value of
> XFree to 0 (using dpkg-reconfigure xserver-common) solved
> the problem. See also the post-halloween document:
>xt> (section "Process scheduler improvements")
> best regards
> Andreas Janssen
That was the other answer I was fishing for, because I
vaguely remember reading something similar on slashdot but
couldn't remember quite what.
Thanks a lot all.
I can now start new programs and move large files without
skippy interrupts in my IDE and xmms tunes.