I’m not exactly sure what the difference between X11 and xserver-xorg are, but I’m trying to make my graphics perform better. I’m using a low power laptop with the unichrome pro chipset, the openchrome xserver-xorg driver, and am doing all sorts of senseless fiddling when compiling the kernel, but hey, that’s how I learn. Here’s more of my notes:
I’ve been working on making X perform better,
and the little tweaks I thought might make a difference only make a slight difference.
Now I’m trying to recompile with the i686 arch instead of prescott, the kernel
and the xorg openchrome driver
I was surprised that NoAccel “true” only made the xperf marginally slower…
I was also surprised that reducing the videoram to 32 from 128 didn’t have a noticeable
affect on x11perf, I supposed it would for more aggressive tasks like 3d,
but I’m unable to use 3d acceleration anyway.
I removed via, agp, agpgart, drm, and via-agp modules, to save memory.
Having a hard time trying to figure out how to pass compiler flags to make-kpkg,
I’d like to use:-march=i686 -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -ffast-math -finline-functions -msse -mfpmath=sse
maybe edit the placeholder that pentium-builder made? No that doesn’t work
I set -march with DEBIAN_BUILDHOST, then I found in Makefile there is a spot for CFLAGS…