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Works on G4/400 (AGP)
Authored by: bluehz on Aug 24, '02 09:10:37AM

I don't think this necessarily requires Quartz Extreme video card. Still a bit confused myself about QE - but I have run the test apps that are floating around and they indicate QE is not available on my G4/400 (AGP) with stock ATI Rage video card. Yet I can use this tip and run screensavers on my desktop. FANTASTIC!!! FYI - some screensavers are better than other for example - Flurry runs fine, but it draws weird boxes around the screensavers and where drop shadows WOULD be behind Finder Windows (I have drop shadows turned off with TinkerTool). Euphoria runs great with no artifacts whatsoever. Euphoria runs at about 15% CPU. I know I can renice the process and it lowers the but is it possible to start the process from the very beginning at a specific nice level?



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Works on G4/400 (AGP)
Authored by: misaka on Aug 24, '02 10:32:43AM

Use the 'nice' command to run a program with an initial nice level, as found with 'apropos nice'.

This works on my 500Mhz dual-USB iBook, but it's definitely too slow to leave running. I hope Apple sticks a G4 into this form factor sometime RSN. :/

--M



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