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Re: 2.6 kernel being less responsive than 2.4

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 14:40:14 +0200, Andreas Janssen wrote:

> Hello
> Caoilte O'Connor (<me@caoilte.org>) wrote:
>> On Saturday 27 March 2004 02:36, Olle Eriksson wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 09:25, Caoilte O'Connor wrote:

>>>> Whenever I'm doing something CPU intensive my mouse
>>>> becomes unresponsive, my mp3 player skips constantly
>>>> and the like. This didn't used to happen for me under
>>>> 2.4
>> [Snip solution - enabling DMA]
> 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:
> <http://www.linux.org.uk/~davej/docs/post-halloween-2.6.txt>
> (section "Process scheduler improvements")

How does running the X-server with a *higher* priority (-10 nice
value as opposed to 0) cause problems like the mouse skipping? I would
think that if the X-server had higher priority, it would be able to
respond to mouse events faster and move the cursor faster.

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