about X server on Ben.

Lars-Peter Clausen lars at metafoo.de
Fri Oct 23 15:57:30 EDT 2009


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David Reyes Samblas Martinez wrote:
Ho
> Talking from the most deeper ignorance of an enthusiast user
> I see in some reference on this mailing list and in the wiki that 32
> mb is not enough to run X on Ben, well I have  been running X for
> years in an older hardware a sh3 130Hz proccesor with 32MB of RAM, so
> quite less powerful than ben , HP Jornada 680 with Jlime Vargass
> distro[1], it runs an X server with a bigger resolution 640x240, so in
> theory same approach on "Benny" should work, isn't it?
>
> Regards
>
> [1]http://jlime.com/mw4/index.php/Main_Page
Well, sure you can run X. But you can't run much more then.
I did some tests a few weeks ago and with only Xorg running 30% of the
available memory were used.
You could probably run an xterm and a xcalc and maybe a lightweight
window manager on top of it, but I guess not much more.

- - Lars
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