: |> (For those who are not sure what I'm talking about, xboard starts to beat
: |> the*ens out of the HD by swapping severly as soon as it's ran. In 30
: |> seconds your system is unusable, and you must wait for X to die from out
: |> of memory errors before you can do anything).
: |> -B. James Phillippe
: I have had a similar experience but my woes didn't start until I asked
: xboard to play itself, boy I didn't realize what I * I was until
: I was given the whip! But this leads me to another question. Someone
: suggested using ctrl+alt+f[x] from within X to get up another virtual terminal
: (I thought maybe this would be a 'better' way to kill an application that
: hogs the system thru endless swapping). When I tried this I couldn't get back
: to the graphics mode on the virtual terminal that X was running on!
Alt-F7 to get back to X.
Also, Ctrl-Alt-Backspace under X is pretty neat (just save all your work
before you try it :) )
xboard is great on my computer for moving pieces around and for
Internet Chess Server, but swaps like crazy if I tell it to
actually start caculating moves.
: J. Cade Bodley
: BTW I have 16MB RAM and a 16 MB swap
: Dept 4a4, IBM Rochester, Minnesota