Xorg is horribly slow circa '88 style

I'm running JWM and I'll drag a window across the screen and it disappears then loads to the otherside like a broken VAXstation. I have 4gb ram, so this is a big issue. Is there a log file I can dump and show you guys?
 
Is there a log file I can dump and show you guys?
Yes, /var/log/Xorg.0.log. And please tell us which graphics card you have.

You're most likely running on the vesa(4) driver. It is indeed quite slow (no hardware acceleration).
 
I'm running JWM and I'll drag a window across the screen and it disappears then loads to the otherside like a broken VAXstation.
On window managers which target low resources this might be a feature. At least if it means that the window content is just now shown when it is dragged. I have used x11-wm/jwm some time ago because it requires low resources only. Please check your ~/.jwmrc. It might be the move-mode configuration.
 
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