Subject: Re: Jerky/frozen mouse under load
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jakub Misak <email@example.com>
Date: 02/14/2005 03:36:30
> Ok, try the follwoing
> 1) Edit ~/.profile and put:
> export PTHREAD_RRTIME
> 2) Edit /etc/sysctl.conf and put:
I think it's a little bit better now. I tried unpacking pkgsrc again -
twice, and there were no longer the 5-10 s long pauses. The mouse
pointer was still very choppy, with very, very many ~1 s pauses, but I
think they're not as bad (long) as they used to be.
I think it's relatively acceptable - it's not like I unpack pkgsrc every
day, and during normal tasks, the mouse pointer doesn't seem to jerk so
often anymore. But I'm not really 100% sure about it yet (maybe placebo
effect...), I'd have to use the system for some time.
I *think* I remember I was reading a changelog for some older NetBSD
release (maybe from the 1.5 or 1.4 series), where it said that they
improved the smoothness of mouse/interactivity under X, but can't find
it anymore. I don't know if this improvement got somehow lost in 2.0...
Anyway, thanks for all your help, suggestions and patience. I really