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This is an article I ran into a few years back when I noticed my xterms were horrifically slow. The cause was my massive scroll back buffer. The other symptom was horrendous memory usage. I repeated this experiment at the time and chose gnome-terminal. Just re-reading it now I notice that xfce4 uses gnome terminal code so I've switched to that.

http://martin.ankerl.com/2007/09/01/com ... omparison/

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Just as a follow up to this :

Code:
rwdlsd:/root> cat /etc/fonts/conf.d/69-zzz_fixedfonts.conf
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
<!-- Enabled Fixed bitmap fonts -->
<selectfont>
<acceptfont>
<pattern>
<patelt name="family"><string>Fixed</string></patelt>
</pattern>
</acceptfont>
</selectfont>
</fontconfig>

plus :

Code:
dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig

and :

Code:
fc-cache -fv

= finally got my terminal the way I want it!

this means you can have bitmaps off in general and still allow the fixed one for terminal use.

xfce4-terminal, settings are :

  • anti-aliassing is off
  • solid background colour
  • background = black, text = white and/or colours
  • display menu bar = off
  • font = fixed semicondensed 9.5

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