Re: GUI on Sparc 2
On Tue, 2003-07-22 at 23:45, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Debian-Sparc readers,
> kde is now installed in Woody on an
> Sparc 2 here. Startup and login occupy
> about 10 minutes. There is a noticeable
> delay with every action in the GUI. Is
> this normal for the Sparc 2?
An SS2 has a 33 MHz processor, a 64K L2 cache, a 20MHz memory bus speed,
and usually no more than 64M of RAM. This is a cramped environment for
KDE (or GNOME) desktops. Besides being slow when executing in memory, a
heavy GUI will force the use of swap frequently. Then how fast is the
On the machines of this class that I use with X (more often 68040s than
early Sparcs), I use Windowmaker. Individual apps that use KDE and
GNOME libraries might be usable.