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Old 08-17-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
j.todd
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Some programs not starting/working


I've been having trouble with a couple of programs lately, namely wine, opera, and inkscape.

With wine, all it seems to do is eat CPU and RAM. Just doing something like
Code:
$ winecfg
will take any where from 2 - 5~ minutes to just load (I'm not sure exactly how long, I usually go do something while waiting for it to load). The same goes for wine. Just trying to install Notepad++ took 5 minutes just to get where I chose the language to install with.

Wine worked perfectly when I was using debian etch, but when I installed lenny and upgraded to the 2.6.25 kernel it (wine) seems to have died.

With opera, it runs fine, it just takes a long time to start up, about 45 seconds. This happened about the same time I upgraded to lenny (I actually reinstalled; not aptitude dist-upgrade).

And inkscape just doesn't start. It just sits there eating up CPU, I have no idea why it isn't working.

Anyone else have these problems and know how to fix them?

What I'm thinking of doing is installing wine and opera from Debian stable and seeing if it affects their performance.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 02:09 AM   #2
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Could you please post the output of "top"?

Code:
&top
What distro are you using?

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Old 08-18-2008, 10:02 AM   #3
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I couldn't figure out to log top, so I copy/pasted it from when opera was first starting up.
Code:
PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                           

10061 jake      20   0 45148  17m  12m R 92.5  8.0   0:37.45 opera                                                             
 2180 root      20   0 57440  16m 3864 S  4.7  7.7   0:52.75 Xorg                                                              
 2216 jake      20   0 38896  20m  12m R  1.3  9.3   0:05.24 tilda                                                             
 1986 haldaemo  20   0  5192 2180 1700 S  0.7  1.0   0:00.28 hald                                                              
    1 root      20   0  2100  640  544 S  0.0  0.3   0:01.18 init                                                              
    2 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kthreadd                                                          
    3 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 migration/0                                                       
    4 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.12 ksoftirqd/0                                                       
    5 root      RT  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdog/0                                                        
    6 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.78 events/0                                                          
    7 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khelper                                                           
   37 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.10 kblockd/0                                                         
   39 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpid                                                            
   40 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpi_notify                                                      
  105 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kseriod                                                           
  137 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 pdflush                                                           
  139 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.26 kswapd0                                                           
  140 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 aio/0                                                             
  565 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ksuspend_usbd                                                     
  567 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khubd                                                             
  636 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ata/0                                                             
  638 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ata_aux                                                           
  727 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.26 kjournald                                                         
  815 root      16  -4  2920 1036  476 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.36 udevd                                                             
 1200 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kpsmoused                                                         
 1322 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 pccardd                                                           
 1556 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.06 kjournald                                                         
 1566 root      20   0  3876  624  340 S  0.0  0.3   0:00.00 mount.ntfs-3g                                                     
 1660 daemon    20   0  1892  448  364 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 portmap                                                           
 1672 statd     20   0  1960  700  604 S  0.0  0.3   0:00.00 rpc.statd                                                         
 1915 root      20   0  1816  592  488 S  0.0  0.3   0:00.02 syslogd                                                           
 1924 root      20   0  1768  316  244 S  0.0  0.1   0:00.00 klogd                                                             
 1935 messageb  20   0  2616  988  728 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.18 dbus-daemon                                                       
 1958 root      20   0  1956  584  492 S  0.0  0.3   0:00.00 inetd                                                             
 1974 avahi     20   0  2864 1396 1184 S  0.0  0.6   0:00.04 avahi-daemon                                                      
 1975 avahi     20   0  2864  484  312 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 avahi-daemon                                                      
 1987 root      20   0  3440 1176 1000 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.00 hald-runner                                                       
 2007 root      20   0  3500 1148 1004 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.06 hald-addon-inpu                                                   
 2012 haldaemo  20   0  2268  892  768 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.00 hald-addon-acpi                                                   
 2022 root      20   0  3500 1156 1004 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.24 hald-addon-stor                                                   
 2030 root      20   0  4004 1676 1328 S  0.0  0.8   0:00.16 system-tools-ba                                                   
 2071 root      20   0  2620 1148  888 S  0.0  0.5   0:00.16 login
And I'm using Debian testing

Last edited by j.todd; 08-18-2008 at 10:03 AM.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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Quote:
And I'm using Debian testing
Which might explain some of your problems.
Debian "Testing" for i386 was updated today, (and generally, weekly). See here: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/

Perhaps you should either stick with "Stable", or get ready to join the developer's mailing lists and file some bug reports?

I prefer to stick with my distro's "Stable" release, as I need at least one of my computers to work

Have fun.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 07:10 PM   #5
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I just installed etch (not etchnhalf) in a VM, same problem.

Ohh well..just have to use inkscape and notepad++ on windows.
 
  


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