Subject: Re: X questions, SLiRP v. SLIP/IP-NAT question
To: Paul Ripke <>
From: Dustin Sallings <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/1997 00:04:35
> Just to add my 2 cents worth (well, 5 cents - we don't have 2 cent coins
> here anymore).
> I've regularly run my X server up around 20 Mb. Given a large number of 
> clients, especially those that create a large number of objects
> (widgets,
> buttons, menus, you get the idea) or those with large bitmaps (open a
> few
> xv's with large bitmaps), the run-time size of the X-server can go
> sky-high.

	Weren't we talking about an SE/30?  How much are you *really* going
to have going on on the X server on a 9" screen?  Were they even color?  35MB
is a lot for anything that small, I can't imagine having fun running 1280x1024,
even virtual on something that small.  I don't think I've seen my SGI's X
server at 1280x1024x24 running that large with lots of stuff on the desktop.

	What all was running on that?  And do you have the ps output?  Maybe
you misread it?  3.5MB sounds *much* more realistic (my Indy's at 4.4MB right
now, with a lot of crap on the desk).