a process called Xorg, which seems to use a lot of resources when graphics-intensive proocessing is going on.
Not surprising - this is the graphics engine in Linux....
It is almost completely rewritten between Daryna and Elyssa - this is done upstream by the xorg team
Almost all questions about graphics problems have disappeared.....
If you use a nvidia or ATI card the restricted drivers give much better result - the best way to install is with Envy
Thanks for your response . . .
This machine is coming up on 7 years old. It has S3 ProSavage graphics adapter, which (unless I am mistaken) is not compatible with either ATI or NVIDIA.
A cursory search on the s3 web site shows no information on it whatsoever. Not surprising.
Unless" Xorg becomes better optimized, I see my options as these: buy an ATI or NVIDIA - based graphics adpater (with probably a new power supply), or go back to Mint 4 (or some other "older" Linux release, or stick with Windoz XP. . . . .
I wonder if the older Xorg is compatible with the current version(s) of the Linux kernal ??? . . . Just a thought.