renice X

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Sun Nov 10 18:22:57 PST 2002

James Drabb wrote:

>Hey group,
>Is there a way to have X start with a higer priority?  I noticed if I am
>doing a bunch of compiles under X that the mouse movement can get jerky
I'm not sure that X is your problem.  It may be your window manager or 
some other intermediate program.
Instead, why don't you set your compiles to run at a lower priority, i.e.

nice +2 { configure && make && make install; }

  -- Bruce

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