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Re: SVGA XServer vs framebuffer + X_FBDEV



> > I want to run linux on not-very-fast machine (Pentium-1 class,
not-so-much
> > memory).
> > What configuration requires more resourses (mostly RAM, also CPU),
> > X_SVGA (or similar) server or framebuffer + X_FBDEV server ?
> > What configuration is lighter, faster?
> > I am interested mostly in 3.3.6 version, info about 4.x version also
would
> > be helpful.
>
> Framebuffer uses significantly more CPU time for both X and text mode.  In
> text mode with the frame buffer you have to write a large amount of data
to
> display a single character, while with regular text mode it's only a
single
> byte.  In X the frame buffer doesn't support co-processing commands (block
> moves etc), so scrolling is much slower and uses more CPU power.
>

Thanks.
What about RAM usage?




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