Re: 9.1 Slower than 9.0?
From: Gulli (gudlaugu_at_hi.is)
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 01:49:54 +0000
Dom Incolingo wrote:
> I recently upgraded from 9.0 to 9.1 (fresh install of 9.1), and my
> system is running noticeably slower. Has anyone else had this problem?
> Since 9.1 is supposed to be faster, I am wondering if I have something
> misconfigured, but I don't know what to check. Here are the symptoms.
> The video refresh seems to be especially slow. When I go from one
> virtual desktop to another (there are 6), the screen sometimes a couple
> seconds to refresh. Occasionally, I'll see parts of two different
> virtual desktops on the screen at the same time for a couple seconds
> before the screen refreshes completely. The only time I noticed this
> with 9.0 was when I had several very large applications open at the same
> time, and the system was clearly under stress. But with 9.1, I notice
> this on a regular basis, even though I only have a few applications
> running. If I click on several virtual desktops in rapid succession,
> the screen generally refreshes almost instantaneously. But if I stay at
> one virtual desktop for several seconds or more (the norm, or course),
> and then click on a different virtual desktop, the screen refresh is
> usually slow as described above.
> I also notice that when I'm typing fast in Open Office or Mozilla Mail
> (particularly the latter), I'll be a few characters ahead of what I see
> on the screen. I can stop typing and watch the last few characters that
> I've typed appear on the screen. I never noticed this with 9.0.
> Certain applications seem to take longer to launch (Konsole, in KDE for
> example), but I that is a nit compared to the video refresh speed.
> My system specs are: 2 Ghz processor, 1 Gb RAM, 64 mg video card
> (nVidia), 80 Gb hard drive. I check top frequently, and have not
> noticed any applications hogging the CPU or memory. I'm running in KDE,
> launched via KDM. I've installed the nVidia driver from YaST, and have
> 3D enabled. But the slow video refresh was apparent even before I
> installed the nVidia driver.
> Any ideas on what may be causing the slow video response? Thanks very
I can surely say that 9.1 is slower than 9.0 (with kde3.2) but that is
propably because of insufficient memory(256 mb) as I find 9.1 take up more
memory. I have not noticed this slow video refresh and have no explanation
-- cheers Gulli