laptop performace

Thomas Chadwick
Sat Mar 1 01:53:00 GMT 2003

Back in January I noticed the performance of Cygwin, and Cygwin/Xfree86 in 
particular, went down the tubes.  I posted to the general cygwin mailing 
list since all things cygwin were affected.  Here's a link to the root of 
the thread.  You can follow it to conclusion by hitting the "Thread Next" 

>From: Thor Anders Aarhaug <>
>Subject: laptop performace
>Date: 28 Feb 2003 13:42:03 +0100
>just installed 1.3.20-1 on one laptop and one stationary.  full
>install on both, no modifications.
>I experience a slow performance on the laptop, FS Lifebook E 2.2 GHz
>with a Ati Radeon Mobility 7500.  for instance, emacs hardly starts
>(unless i put it in the startxwin.bat) and the screen updates are
>I tried messing with the -depth  and -refresh parameters to no avail.
>my Dell Optiplex 1.8 GHz shows a completely different behaviour.
>I was looking for hardware drivers, but could not find any.

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