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Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running as Root
on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE: Big deal...
on Sat 26th Jun 2010 22:09 UTC in reply to "
RE: Big deal...
Don't make things up. The CFS scheduler is quite good and has no problems with interactivity on the desktop.
No, he is right. Compiling is OK, but just try to uncompress an 1G rar file or copy some files in the background and the GUI will come to a crawl. Not just the GUI, actually: CLI programs like vim are affected too. CFS is horrible for the desktop.
And I experience this both on my Core2Duo home computer and at my workplace on an 8-CPU beast, so the problem is definitely there.
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