[linux-audio-user] gnome-terminal performance

Chris Pickett chris.pickett at mail.mcgill.ca
Sat Jul 31 15:57:17 EDT 2004

Florin Andrei wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-07-31 at 12:30, Chris Pickett wrote:
>>Florin Andrei wrote:
>>>Am i crazy? Am i the only one who thinks that the current incarnation of
>>>gnome-terminal is slow and a resource hog?
>>No.  I recently tried just about every terminal I could get my hands on, 
>>and settled on using aterm like this:
>>aterm -bg black -fg white +sb -tr -sh 15 -sl 10000 -si -sk -fn 8x13 -ls 
>>-geometry 80x36
> Nice. But it seems focused on "cute" features such as transparent
> background and such.
> http://aterm.sourceforge.net/
> Are you sure it's the fastest, leanest one?

to the point where I would be happy with it forever.  I haven't done any 
real profiling for memory usage, but like I said, gnome-terminal was 
atrocious on my system (750 MHz P3 256 Mb RAM (supposed to be 384 Mb)).

note that i don't like menubars or scrollbars or any of that crap, and 
aterm lets you get rid of them easily (scrollbar is shift+pgup/pgdn or 
shift+up/dn).  usually i just work with 2 or three terminals full 
screen, but occasionally unmaximize them.  if i remember correctly, it's 
like xterm except you can have a transparent background if you want, and 
it's a bit lighter too.

just try it ... you can always get rid of it.


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