Re: Removing xrdb for 10% startup win?

On Sun, 2005-08-28 at 00:27 +0100, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-08-28 at 00:05 +0100, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro wrote:
> > > 
> > > Thoughts? Should xrdb be turned off by default?
> > 
> >   IMHO a much better solution would be to simply delay running xrdb
> > until after the splash screen disappears.  This way people can get at
> > their business quicker, while xrdb runs in background.
>   Sorry.  I replied before reading the full thread. :-\
>   What you say about IO taking place later is true, but consider that a
> typical user takes a few seconds to decide what to do after the desktop
> "finishes loading".  Once the splash screen disappears and the file
> manager and panel are fully loaded, it's as if the desktop was loaded.
> That's what counts.

Why not in addition to delaying running xrdb (or any other unimportant
startup processes) simply renice it to say 20?


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