Slow xorg after upgrade

Mike Jeays mike.jeays at
Wed Oct 18 02:33:02 UTC 2017

On 17-10-17 09:09 PM, Chris Hill wrote:
> Hello list,
> Two days ago I had to upgrade xorg (long story). Since then, it seems 
> that text entry is laggy, as if the xterm - or any application, for 
> that matter - can't keep up with my typing. It feels like the old days 
> of typing on an ASR-33; there is a lag of less than one second between 
> typing a character and it appearing on screen. Sometimes when text 
> draws, I see a moment of raster-looking junk. This is especially 
> visible in text that updates from a program, such as the in-progress 
> statistics from fetch. Or even when pasting text via middle-click. Or 
> even when moving the cursor with the arrow keys while writing this email.
> Is this just an example of new software being more more bloated? It 
> seems to me that under the old regime things were snappy-quick.
> Before: xorg-7.7_1
> After: xorg-7.7_3
> Both: fvwm-2.6.5_7
> Both:
> $ uname -mriKv 10.3-RELEASE-p11 FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p11 #0: Mon Oct 
> 24 18:49:24 UTC 2016 
> root at amd64 
> GENERIC 1003000
> Thank you.
Unless it is a very low-spec machine, this sounds completely abnormal, 
and due to some kind
of software configuration error. I would not expect to notice any 
difference between two fairly
recent versions of xorg

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