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Re: Starting Emacs on Linux "frame-buffer" tty feels a bit scrappy

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Starting Emacs on Linux "frame-buffer" tty feels a bit scrappy
Date: 10 Jan 2007 18:44:14 +0100
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 18:56:31 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

Hi, Richard!

On Sun, Jan 07, 2007 at 03:14:16PM -0500, Richard Stallman wrote:
>     I think I have sometimes seen several of these whole-screen scrollings,
>     with a different buffer displayed after each one.
>     This seems to me somewhat unpolished and scrappy - indecent, even.  The
>     whole-screen scrollings seem to me most inappropriate - they are slow and
>     computationally expensive.

> I wonder if some terminal command that Emacs thinks is very fast
> is actually executing very slowly.  I suggest you make a dribble file
> to investigate what commands Emacs is sending.

Sorry, I don't understand your suggestion.  I don't think you're talking
about `open-dribble-file', which records key sequences, since the
problem happens at start-up before I get to press a key.

Could you (or somebody else really good) please give me a more detailed
clue about how to look at this.  Thanks!


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