[ut2004] Tweaking Linux for playing games

Cavalaria Christophe chris.cavalaria at free.fr
Sat Aug 7 05:17:48 EDT 2004

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On Saturday 07 August 2004 01:17, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:
> Rick B wrote:
> Another thing that must be said about tweaking your distro for Gaming,
> is about your DE and window manger. Big-fat-bloated DEs (KDE and GNOME)
> may induce additional overhead to the machine, so using a light weight
> WM/DE is recommendable for gaming. I've been looking around for one that
> both, satisfies my taste in the desktop and is reasonably light
> weighted. There are many WMs and DEs you can try (Flux, Balck, OpenBox,
> TWM, VWM, XFCE, etc). Of the ones I've tried, I can safely say that the
> best *for me* is XFCE4. It is both ligh weighted and VERY functional.
> Some people call it the light weight GNOME or GNOME's little brother,
> since it's based on GTK+. It has all the goodies from GNOME when it
> comes to confiugrability and customizability and also is blazing fast!,
> the downside is that if you are used to an Explorer-like file manager
> (Konqueror, Nautilus), the XFFM is a little sour.

I've yet to see any improvement on framerate between KDE 3.2.2 and a 
lightweight WM like IceWm. As long as you have enouth RAM it shouldn't matter 
anyway. Unless of course your WM runs some task in the background but using 
top should help you find if that's the case.
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