Subject: X servers, NetBSD and Linux
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Seifert <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/11/1997 09:59:25
>> Assuming you're talking about the server, NetBSD 1.2's X server
>> works fine on the Multia/UDB.  Linux's X server on the same hardware
>> is unbelieveably bad.
> Really? Works for me ...

Upon thinking about it more, I've decided that it is probably a
Linux kernel problem rather than a Linux X server problem.
E.g. the X server is starved for CPU cycles (or something) when it
shouldn't be.

>> xnest gets farther on NetBSD before crashing than it does on
>> Linux.
> That's good.

Unfortunately it still doesn't get far enough to be useful, even
after a fair amount of hacking.

I'm told that the XFree86 3.3.1 xnest works.  Sources available from or Linux types can grab

Remember, Linux isn't the enemy.  Micros**t is the enemy.