Bad performance a common problem?

Harold Hunt
Thu Sep 27 17:57:00 GMT 2001


Did a 'normal' install work better than the 'minimal' install?

Performance problems with Cygwin/XFree86 do happen on certain machines.  I
use Windows 2000 with limited third party software and have never had a
performance problem.  I used an HP Windows Me machine last week loaded with
crap software and experienced the worst Cygwin/XFree86 performance I have
ever seen.  I would call the performance unusable, just as you did.

Now, do we know the root of the problem?  No.

Will we maybe look into it if you, or another person with the same problem,
provide us with detailed information?  Yes.

Will we look into it otherwise?  No.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Tim Koenig
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 2:06 PM
> To: Cygwin XFree86 list
> Subject: Bad performance a common problem?
> Hello,
> I'm currently testing a 'minimal' installation of XFree86/Cygwin,
> using only cygwin1.dll, cygz.dll and Xwin.exe, getting everything
> (including fonts) from a Linux server.
> It works as expected, but it's _unusable_ slow.
> Does anyone know the reason and a possible solution [OS is Windows 95]?
> I can rule out the server side issue, since performance is
> adequately fast when I use a Linux client with the same settings.
> TIA, Tim
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