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Offline PDP-8

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Xvesa -shadow mode?
« on: July 03, 2019, 04:18:54 AM »
I was reading through some of the canonical docs about Xvesa and wondered if anyone was using the -shadow option - purportedly to boost performance...

http://www.xfree86.org/current/Xvesa.1.html

How would that look/be implemented in the bootcode line?

Has anyone implemented it and seen a boost?
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Re: Xvesa -shadow mode?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 04:41:12 AM »
Hi PDP-8
... How would that look/be implemented in the bootcode line? ...
I think you would have to add it to the  Xvesa  command in your  ~/.xsession  file.

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Re: Xvesa -shadow mode?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 05:15:27 AM »
I was reading through some of the canonical docs about Xvesa and wondered if anyone was using the -shadow option - purportedly to boost performance...

http://www.xfree86.org/current/Xvesa.1.html

How would that look/be implemented in the bootcode line?

Has anyone implemented it and seen a boost?
Since 2013 TinyCoreLinux team created its own fork of TinyX where this option is enabled by default. In earlier releases you have to use -shadow parameter but Tinycore use it in .xsession  file since the beginning of this distribution. This means that you don't have to do anything to use this option.

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Re: Xvesa -shadow mode?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 04:03:45 AM »
Thanks neonix - that's great to know.  Smart guys at the helm of TC I tell ya' !
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