[linux-audio-user] suggested Window Manager good for audio?
mknecht at controlnet.com
Wed Feb 18 18:41:02 EST 2004
Kent, Gary wrote:
> Not to be a bandwidth hog here, but any comments on whether how
> much cpu savings a person is going to see that can be given to audio?
I doubt actually that you'll notice the difference in 'top' between KDE
on the high end and fluxbox or other more spartan environments on the
bottom end. You would likely see a decrease in memory usage under fvwnm
and certainly fluxbox vs. KDE, but static CPU usage will be pretty good
in both cases.
I think it's far more likely that the spartan environments like fluxbox,
which are running far fewer processes, will create fewer glitches in
your system timing. It's hard to cut and paste a ps aux and have it be
readable in an email, but with X up and running I only have roughly 20
processes running under fluxbox. I don't run KDE anymore, but when I did
it was more like 40, and my experience was that those processes would
come alive at strange times and upset my system's throughput just a bit.
I was looking at fvwm a bit this afternoon and think it looks qute
interesting also. I may try it out, although I'm not all that interested
in learning a new environment right now.
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