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    SubjectRe: #define HZ 1024 -- negative effects?
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    Great. I'm running 4.02. How do I enable "silken mouse"?

    Thanks,

    -Michael

    On 29 Apr 2001 14:44:11 -0700, Jim Gettys wrote:
    > The biggest single issue in GUI responsiveness on Linux has been caused
    > by XFree86's implementation of mouse tracking in user space.
    >
    > On typical UNIX systems, the mouse was often controlled in the kernel
    > driver. Until recently (XFree86 4.0 days), the XFree86 server's reads
    > of mouse/keyboard events were not signal driven, so that if the X server
    > was loaded, the cursor stopped moving.
    >
    > On most (but not all) current XFree86 implementations, this is now
    > signal drive, and further the internal X schedular has been reworked to
    > make it difficult for a single client to monopolize the X server.
    >
    > So the first thing you should try is to make sure you are using an X server
    > with this "silken mouse" enabled; anotherwords, run XFree86 4.0x and make
    > sure the implementation has it enabled....
    >
    > There may be more to do in Linux thereafter, but until you've done this, you
    > don't get to discuss the matter further....
    > - Jim Gettys
    >
    > --
    > Jim Gettys
    > Technology and Corporate Development
    > Compaq Computer Corporation
    > jg@pa.dec.com
    >
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