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Old 02-06-2012, 06:19 AM   #1
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Wheezy With Gnome3 Very Slow, Why?


I have been running Squeeze on a bunch of different machines for a long time, still even running Lenny on an old box that is just used as a file server.

I was screwing around last night and loaded Wheezy on a box that runs Squeeze beautifully (Asus MoBo, Athlon two core processor, 500 Gb HD, 4 Gb Ram, no video card).

Running Gnome3, it was brutally slow, choppy graphics, had a stream on Rythmbox that was chopped up too.

According to the system monitor there was tons (3G) of available RAM and the processors were not even at 50% usage.

Will I need a fancy video card to run Wheezy?

Thanks,
JP.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 06:29 AM   #2
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If you've got video output, you've got some sort of video device. With an athlon X2 it would have to be a ATI with intergrated 'IGP' or nVidia with an IGP as well.

Probably the slowness due to compositing, but I'm not a gnome user, and that is a semi-guess. No idea on how to disable compositing with gnome3 here, sorry.

If the video device you are using has closed source drivers you could try that. If it doesnt, adding 3D support might help.

Or for a test, you could try a different DE/WM and see if the problem exists there as well.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 07:14 AM   #3
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I should have also mentioned: Chipset is GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA 630a.

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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Do you use nvidia's driver or nouveau?
 
Old 02-06-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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Log into fallback mode and see what happens, if it works in fallback you'll need to find drivers/new card that will allow it to work in G-S.

Fallback runs the old 2.x Metacity, G-S runs Mutter which is Gnome 3.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 01:51 PM   #6
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Works fine in "classic" mode. Will try the Nouveau driver.

I didn' know that the classic mode was there.

Thanks guys,
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:42 AM   #7
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I should have also mentioned: Chipset is GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA 630a.

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You could have issues with gnome3 in general. Heres a thread from this forum, and there similar reports around if you look-

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...gether-913166/

IIRC the GeForce 7025 (and 7050) is a really 'cut down' version with features disabled/not present that other GeForce 7XXX GPUs.

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Log into fallback mode and see what happens, if it works in fallback you'll need to find drivers/new card that will allow it to work in G-S.
Doh! I forgot about 'fallback mode'. Shows how much I use gnome3, or gnome in general.
 
Old 02-07-2012, 06:59 AM   #8
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Does not look good for Gnome3 on that machine. Maybe I will try XFCE.

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #9
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Doh! I forgot about 'fallback mode'. Shows how much I use gnome3, or gnome in general.
Gnome 3 isn't all that bad, I use it cause it suits my purpose but I use a few others, except for KDE (which I just don't like), to.
 
Old 02-07-2012, 10:54 AM   #10
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From the 10 minutes that I used it I like the looks of Gnome3 too. I will try it the next time I'm loading up a machine with better graphics.

My experimenting currently is with lighter GUI's and also lighter distro's. I am screwing around with Tiny Core and Arch on some older hardware. I need to set up some boxes for programming and doing data collection with Arduino's and PIC's. Just getting started on that project.

JP.
 
Old 03-24-2013, 12:02 AM   #11
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i know this is considered solved, but was i just pondering another desktop and/or distro and then i installed impatience extension and i'm very pleased with the speed setting of zero.

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/277/impatience/
 
  


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