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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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