Subject: Re: X & xterm on low-mem machine
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/20/2001 09:47:06
On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

> is there some xterm replacement consuming less memory.

       rxvt,  version  2.6.1, is a colour vt102 terminal emulator
       intended as an xterm(1) replacement for users who  do  not
       require  features  such  as  Tektronix  4014 emulation and
       toolkit-style configurability.  As  a  result,  rxvt  uses
       much  less  swap  space  --  a  significant advantage on a
       machine serving many X sessions.
       (from manual page)

> is there some memory-tuning option for X server (3.3.6, XF86_SVGA) so all
> will work better on 8MB machine.

I don't know about this (but I am interested).

You may want to use a small window manager like blackbox.

   Jeremy C. Reed