[linux-audio-user] gnome-terminal performance

Chris Pickett chris.pickett at mail.mcgill.ca
Sat Jul 31 16:13:23 EDT 2004

Chris Pickett wrote:
> 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.
>>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.

In fact, here.  This is four of them side-by-side, with some 80-column 
text at 8x13 so you can see the readability (9x15 looks even nicer, and 
I would use it if I had a 1600x1200 screen; mine is 1400x1050):


ps tells me they're each using about 2 Mb of memory.


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