Question about X on the arm's.

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Mon Nov 21 22:41:45 UTC 2016

Greetings X experts;

I bought a monitor that should have been able to do 1920x1080p60Hz.
One would expect thats a given when the card gets $140 lighter carrying 
it out past the RF stuff in Wallies front door frame, so I just bought 2 
of the faster SBC's like the r-pi 3b but the one that will display what 
the r-pi 3b puts out, claimed to be a bit faster.

It wasn't until I googled for its specs last night and discovered its max 
is 1366x768 that I actually got a picture out of it hooked to anything 
except the r-pi.

My question has to do with the rendering and screen refresh rate, which 
is obviously about 1/4 of the speed an old single core, x86 P4.

I am assuming the X built for it is single threaded, and it could be made 
more pleasant to use if it scattered its jobs about the 4 cores in the 
typical arm cpu.

Is there a build switch that could accomplish this? This is a quad core 
64 bit arm cpu, running at its default clock of 1.5GHz which it seems 
like should have the ponies to handle the load.  More heat sink maybe.

Is there anything I can do, considering its only other job is serviceing  
the keyboard and rodent?

Thanks everybody.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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