[lug] X server

Jeff Howell howeljs at louisville.stortek.com
Mon Mar 6 07:27:10 MST 2000

Justin wrote:
> Hello, I have an odd question about my redhat X server and the X server on my
> slack7 box. It concerns memory usage by each. On my redhat box I have a 2mb S3
> virge video card running the S3 Xserver. When I run 'top' on this box X shows
> a memory usage of ~15%. Now, on the slackware box I have a 16mb Riva tnt video
> card running the SVGA Xserver. When I run 'top' on this machine, however, it
> shows memory usage for X at about ~45-50%. Obviously this is hogging entirely
> too much memory. Could this because I haven't loaded any Riva tnt specific
> drivers yet for the video card? The version of the xserver maybe?? Thanks
> ahead for any help
> Justin
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Top will show that X is using Framebuffer+Actual system memory used.
So for my 16M 3dfx card, I subtract 16M from what top is reporting to see what's
actually being used. I don't know if this is being addressed in XFree4.0.

 Jeff Howell
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