Could you list out some of the lightweight Xorg alternatives for the ARMv6?Xorg consumes a lot of resources.


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Someone at the Arch forum did a summary a few years ago. I don't want to copy his experiences here, you can read that in this topic, but because links rot here is a list of systems he covered (for you to google about their current state)

Actively developed


  • It might be useful to link to the project homepages (if they have one). Those links would be useful, hopefully for some time.
    – Jivings
    Jul 26, 2012 at 10:24
  • I suppose it would :)
    – Joost
    Jul 26, 2012 at 10:36
  • Can they be compiled for the ARMv6? Jul 26, 2012 at 17:27
  • MicroXWin has an explicit qemu arm build. DirectFB as a cross compiling tutorial on their wiki. I think wayland requires a more modern videocard.
    – Joost
    Jul 26, 2012 at 19:58
  • Is the kernel module for MircoXwin built for 3.1.9 ? Jul 26, 2012 at 20:11

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