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Install FreeBSD on old Pentium2 laptop

Discussion in 'X.Org' started by G_Nerc, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. G_Nerc

    G_Nerc New Member

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    Hi BSD-Friends! :)
    I have a laptop with Pentium2 233Mhz + 128Mb RAM and 120Gb HDD (default 4Gb HDD I'm replace for that)
    And I'm install to that "machine" FreeBSD 10 (plug HDD to my Desktop and recompile world and kernel and setup needed ports)
    My desktop is: Xorg + Slim + FluxBox + Tint2 + Opera, after graphical boot it is a 40% RAM free.
    All works fine, but Xorg always eats 25-30% cpu when I not work with any application and not touch keyboard and touchpad. And feeling that applications start so slow.

    I understand that that is a very slow laptop, but on that notebook Windows 98 works much better, and I try Linux distro Puppy linux and Damn Small Linux, and that systems works very good.
    Is anybody knows, can i solve that issue and maybe optimize OS for that machine better?
    My xorg.conf
    Code:
    Section "ServerFlags"
    	Option		"AIGLX"		"false"
    	Option		"DRI2"		"false"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"X.org Configured"
    	Screen		0	"Screen0"	0 0
    	Option		"AllowEmptyInput"	"false"
    	Option		"AutoAddDevices"	"true"
    	InputDevice	"Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"Mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section	"InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"AutoRepeat"	"500 30"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us,ru"
    	Option		"XkbVariant"	"basic,winkeys"
    	Option		"XkbOptions"	"grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
    EndSection
    
    Section	"InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules"
    	FontPath	"/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
    	FontPath	"/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    	FontPath	"/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
    	FontPath	"/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/OTF"
    	FontPath	"/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    	FontPath	"/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    	FontPath	"/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    	FontPath	"/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/msttf/"
    	FontPath	"/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/terminus-font/"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load	"extmod"
    #	Load	"record"
    	Load	"dbe"
    	Load	"glx"
    	Load	"dri"
    	Load	"dri2"
    	Load	"GLcore"
    	Load	"drm"
    	Load	"vbe"
    	Load	"ddc"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor0"
    	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    	HorizSync	30.0 - 82.00
    	VertRefresh	50.00 - 75.00
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier		"Card0"
    	Driver			"trident"
    	VendorName		"Trident video card"
    	BoardName		"Video card"
    	Option	"DRI"		"true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device     "Card0"
    	Monitor    "Monitor0"
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport	0 0
    		Modes		"1024x768"
    		Depth		16
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Group 0
    	Mode 0666
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
    	Option	"Composite"	"Enable"
    	Option	"XDamage"	"Enable"
    	Option	"RENDER"	"Enable"
    	Option	"DAMAGE"	"Enable"
    EndSection
    My dmesg:
    Code:
    Copyright (c) 1992-2012 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
    	The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT #0: Sun Apr  8 01:23:57 YEKST 2012
        user@OLD-BSD.serv:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/OLDBSD i386
    CPU: Pentium II/Pentium II Xeon/Celeron (267.28-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x652  Family = 6  Model = 5  Stepping = 2
      Features=0x183f9ff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,MMX,FXSR>
    real memory  = 134152192 (127 MB)
    avail memory = 120860672 (115 MB)
    kbd1 at kbdmux0
    pcib0 pcibus 0 on motherboard
    pir0: <PCI Interrupt Routing Table: 5 Entries> on motherboard
    pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
    vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> mem 0xfe400000-0xfe7fffff,0xfede0000-0xfedfffff,0xfe800000-0xfebfffff at device 2.0 on pci0
    pci0: <bridge, PCI-CardBus> at device 3.0 (no driver attached)
    pci0: <bridge, PCI-CardBus> at device 3.1 (no driver attached)
    isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0
    isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
    atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 UDMA33 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xfcf0-0xfcff at device 7.1 on pci0
    ata0: <ATA channel> at channel 0 on atapci0
    ata1: <ATA channel> at channel 1 on atapci0
    uhci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> port 0xfcc0-0xfcdf at device 7.2 on pci0
    usbus0 on uhci0
    piix0: <PIIX Timecounter> port 0xff80-0xff8f at device 7.3 on pci0
    Timecounter "PIIX" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 0
    cpu0 on motherboard
    unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (memory)
    unknown: <PNP0c01> can't assign resources (memory)
    attimer0: <AT timer> at port 0x40-0x43 irq 0 pnpid PNP0100 on isa0
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    Event timer "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
    atrtc0: <AT realtime clock> at port 0x70-0x71 irq 8 pnpid PNP0b00 on isa0
    Event timer "RTC" frequency 32768 Hz quality 0
    atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 pnpid PNP0303 on isa0
    atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
    kbd0 at atkbd0
    atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (port)
    uart1: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 pnpid PNP0510 on isa0
    psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
    psm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    psm0: model Generic PS/2 mouse, device ID 0
    uart0: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 pnpid PNP0501 on isa0
    orm0: <ISA Option ROM> at iomem 0xc0000-0xcbfff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
    sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
    sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
    vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
    ppc0: parallel port not found.
    unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (memory)
    unknown: <PNP0c01> can't assign resources (memory)
    unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (port)
    Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
    usbus0: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    ugen0.1: <Intel> at usbus0
    uhub0: <Intel UHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
    ada0 at ata0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
    ada0: <TOSHIBA MK1234GAX AC001A> ATA-6 device
    ada0: 33.300MB/s transfers (UDMA2, PIO 8192bytes)
    ada0: 114473MB (234441648 512 byte sectors: 15H 63S/T 16383C)
    ada0: Previously was known as ad0
    pass1 at ata1 bus 0 scbus1 target 0 lun 0
    pass1: <TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-1802B 1419> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device 
    pass1: 16.700MB/s transfers (WDMA2, ATAPI 12bytes, PIO 65534bytes)
    Timecounter "TSC" frequency 267281128 Hz quality 800
    Root mount waiting for: usbus0
    uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a [rw]...
    
    That's My kernel config:
    Code:
    cpu		I686_CPU
    ident		OLDBSD
    options 	SCHED_ULE		
    options 	PREEMPTION		
    options 	INET			
    options 	FFS			
    options 	SOFTUPDATES		
    #options 	UFS_ACL
    options 	UFS_DIRHASH
    options 	UFS_GJOURNAL
    options 	MSDOSFS
    options 	PROCFS
    options 	PSEUDOFS
    options 	COMPAT_FREEBSD4
    options 	COMPAT_FREEBSD5
    options 	COMPAT_FREEBSD6
    options 	COMPAT_FREEBSD7
    options 	SCSI_DELAY=5000
    options 	SYSVSHM
    options 	SYSVMSG
    options 	SYSVSEM
    options 	_KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING
    options 	PRINTF_BUFR_SIZE=128
    options 	KBD_INSTALL_CDEV
    
    device		eisa
    device		pci
    
    device		ata
    options 	ATA_CAM		# Handle legacy controllers with CAM
    options 	ATA_STATIC_ID	# Static device numbering
    
    # ATA/SCSI peripherals
    device		scbus		# SCSI bus (required for ATA/SCSI)
    device		da		# Direct Access (disks)
    device		pass		# Passthrough device (direct ATA/SCSI access)
    
    # atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2 mouse
    device		atkbdc		# AT keyboard controller
    device		atkbd		# AT keyboard
    device		psm		# PS/2 mouse
    
    device		kbdmux		# keyboard multiplexer
    
    device		vga		# VGA video card driver
    
    device		splash		# Splash screen and screen saver support
    
    # syscons is the default console driver, resembling an SCO console
    device		sc
    options 	SC_PIXEL_MODE	# add support for the raster text mode
    
    device		agp		# support several AGP chipsets
    
    # Serial (COM) ports
    device		uart		# Generic UART driver
    
    # Parallel port
    device		ppc
    device		ppbus		# Parallel port bus (required)
    
    # Pseudo devices.
    device		loop		# Network loopback
    device		random		# Entropy device
    device		ether		# Ethernet support
    device		pty		# BSD-style compatibility pseudo ttys
    
    device		bpf		# Berkeley packet filter
    
    # USB support
    device		uhci		# UHCI PCI->USB interface
    device		ohci		# OHCI PCI->USB interface
    device		usb		# USB Bus (required)
    device		uhid		# "Human Interface Devices"
    device		ums		# Mouse
    
    # Sound support
    device		sound
    My src.conf:
    Code:
    WITHOUT_ACCT=YES
    WITHOUT_AMD=YES
    WITHOUT_ASSERT_DEBUG=YES
    WITHOUT_ATM=YES
    WITHOUT_AUDIT=YES
    WITHOUT_AUTHPF=YES
    WITHOUT_BIND=YES
    WITHOUT_BLUETOOTH=YES
    WITHOUT_BSNMP=YES
    WITHOUT_CLANG=YES
    WITHOUT_CTM=YES
    #WITHOUT_DYNAMICROOT=YES
    WITHOUT_DICT=YES
    WITHOUT_FLOPPY=YES
    WITHOUT_GDB=YES
    WITHOUT_HTML=YES
    WITHOUT_INET6=YES
    WITHOUT_INFO=YES
    WITHOUT_IPFILTER=YES
    WITHOUT_IPX=YES
    WITHOUT_JAIL=YES
    WITHOUT_KERNEL_SYMBOLS=YES
    WITHOUT_MAIL=YES
    WITHOUT_NCP=YES
    WITHOUT_PF=YES
    WITHOUT_PROFILE=YES
    WITHOUT_QUOTAS=YES
    WITHOUT_RCMDS=YES
    WITHOUT_ROUTED=YES
    WITHOUT_SHAREDOCS=YES
    WITHOUT_SSP=YES
    #WITHOUT_SYMVER=YES
    WITHOUT_TELNET=YES
    WITHOUT_WIRELESS_SUPPORT=YES
    #WITHOUT_WPA_SUPPLICANT_EAPOL=YES
    WITHOUT_ZFS=YES
    My make.conf:
    Code:
    CPUTYPE=pentium2
    CFLAGS=-O2 -pipe -mmmx -mtune=pentium2
    COPTFLAGS=-O2 -pipe
    FORCE_PKG_REGISTER=yes
    MAKE_JOBS_NUMBER=3
    NO_WERROR=yes
    WERROR=-Wno-error
    WITHOUT_NOUVEAU=true
    KERNCONF=OLDBSD
    
    #### SYSTEM CLEAN ####
    PPP_NO_NAT=yes
    PPP_NO_RADIUS=yes
    PPP_NO_NETGRAPH=yes
    TRACEROUTE_NO_IPSEC=yes
    
    TOP_TABLE_SIZE=100
    DOC_LANG=ru_RU.KOI8-R
    PERL_VERSION=5.14.2
     
  2. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    Remove the AllowEmptyInput option from xorg.conf.
    Remove eisa, add cpu I586 to kernel config.
    Remove the CFLAGS and COPTFLAGS settings from make.conf.

    Add RAM, if possible.
     
  3. G_Nerc

    G_Nerc New Member

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    I do that, but Xorg cpu consumption not decrease.
    But everywhere tells that in kernel config better to set cpu which you have for better performance. And Pentium-II is i686-cpu?
    It is like previous term, everywhere writes that native-cpu optimizations in make.conf are good.
    Existed 128Mb is upgraded from 64Mb :)

    Thank You wblock@ for help and answers, I test Your recommendations!
     
  4. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    That's not to save CPU, but to react correctly to mouse moves: AllowEmptyInput, FreeBSD, and Xorg Input

    Not hereabouts. Generally it's the first question we ask when someone has problems. A frequent source of problems and I've yet to see anyone showing an improvement in operation. Setting CPUTYPE is okay, though.

    Including cpu I586 can give a small speed increase because of optimizations in the kernel. Don't replace I686, just add I586. http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2011-June/230491.html
     
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    G_Nerc New Member

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    I will try your recommendations! Thank you! Also, I add
    Code:
    MALLOC_PRODUCTION=yes
    to make.conf.
    Good day!