Subject: Re: XFree86 on NetBSD/alpha
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/21/1999 14:14:07
On Thu, 21 Oct 1999 17:11:35 -0400 (EDT) 
 Andrew Gillham <> wrote:

 > And are there any ways to speed it up?  It seems like the 1.2 or 1.3
 > server was faster.  It seems like the X server runs at about the
 > same speed as the normal wscons text. (i.e. ascii meets the tar pit)
 > Well, I suppose I'm being a bit harsh, and I haven't tested it in
 > about 1.5 months, so things may be better now. :-)  It seems like a
 > 36Mhz SS10 with a CG6 should be slower than a 166Mhz Multia with TGA,
 > but that's definitely not the case. :(

Roland has some change to the TGA server to make it faster.. amusingly,
some of the accellerations can actually be slower ... because of the
somewhat expensive read-modify-write cycles on the PCI bus (those just
aren't very fast on the Multia).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>