Re: [Solved] startx setting the nice level to 5?
On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 12:06:09PM +0200, Andreas Janssen wrote:
> Matthias Czapla (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) wrote:
> > Stupid me! I'm an idiot!!! I am sooo dumb...
> > I was running startx with "nohup startx & exit" and nohup increases
> > the priority of the command by five!
Er, of course it's increasing the nice value which actually decreases
the priority... Has been quite late yesterday :)
> By the way, if you use Kernel 2.6, I think it is recommended to let
> XFree run with a nice value of 0.
Thanks for the info. Still running 2.4 though.
As a sidenote, I think nohup really shouldn't be tinkering with the
nice value since it's sole purpose is to ignore the HUP signal; the
man page doesn't even mention the fact that it changes the priority.
Furthermore if I *want* a lower priority I can do it easily myself
with the nice command.