Xorg issue I can't stand...

Ross Vandegrift ross at kallisti.us
Thu Apr 12 17:21:52 PDT 2007

On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 10:09:01AM +0100, Paulo J. Matos wrote:
> For example, whenever I'm browsing, from time to time, X goes up to
> share 66% of CPU against 33% of firefox.

I've seen this case plenty of times.  Here's what typically causes it:

1) Load a webpage that either has lots of text to render or uses
javascript to continually re-render text.

2) Watch X and firefox burn up your CPU rendering fonts.

The only solution I ever found was to build firefox against GTK1 to
force it not to use Xft2 and Fontconfig...

No idea on the Xine issue.

Ross Vandegrift
ross at kallisti.us

"The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who
make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians
have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine
man in the bonds of Hell."
	--St. Augustine, De Genesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37

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