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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 15:04:19 +0000
From: Matthew Mc Clement <matthew DOT mcclement AT global DOT net DOT uk>
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To: Tony Gottfridsson <tony AT localbar DOT com>
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Subject: Re: XFree86 v3.3.1
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Tony Gottfridsson wrote:
> Theese five days have resulted in alot of nice utils but _no_ xservers
> at all!

Yup. had the same problem. The only work around I found was a bit of a
kludge(However you may want to know that I did not spend more than two
days going through the config files before this ingenius idea struck
me). First I installed the standard binaries of XFree86 3.3.1 and the
linkkit. Got the sources, configures to compile the link kit to,
compiled and installed it on top of the original Xfree86 release and
then used the link kit to compile a server for me. There, a nice pentium
optimized Xfree86 server.

> What I'm looking for is Xfree3.3.1 iX86-pc-linux-gnu compiled with pgcc
> or egcs with as many (working) pentium optimisation (running on i486
> too) _binaries_ to download coz I just cant take this any more...

You may want to note that most optimizations have a memory penalty. I
used to have only 16megs ram and with the standard binaries this was
fine for running Xfree. However after compiling with -mpentium -O6
could'nt even run biff without swapping heavily... :-(. I now have 80
megs ram and only hear anything about swapping when runnning several
instaces of Netscape Communicator... ;-)

Cheers, Matthew

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