Display of Images on GTA-02

Thomas B. tommy.b at gmx.net
Wed Sep 10 17:23:39 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 10:42:12AM -0400, Iain B. Findleton wrote:
> After doing some experiments which involve displaying an image on the
> screen of the GTA-02 I have the impression that things are unduly slow.
> The problem is to display a single image (jpg,png,gif) which is
> currently in a file on the root file system. Image size is 570 x 420
> pixels in 32 bit color. It appears to take several (~10) seconds to read
> the image from the file and then display it on the screen. This is
> incredibly slow for a 400 MHZ machine and I am wondering if others have
> had similar experiences.

Well, the performance of my Freerunner regularly breaks down because of
[1]. Also [2] might be relevant for you.

What does "top" say while the image is loading?


[1] http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1597
[2] http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket/1315

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