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Old 03-19-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Drag windows and scroll erratic - Answered


I've just installed Ubuntu Edgy on my other computer in place of Freespire. I noticed that after install, when I move a window by draging, it has a badly irratic delayed response. This also happens when scrolling while dragging the scroll bar or using the mouse scroll wheel. Thought this might be a memory problem, but all was fine with Freespire. Maybe a graphics problem, but I did not install the prosavage driver, but when I went to reconfigue xorg for the screen resolution, I selected - VESA becuase I did'nt see a whole lot of specific model choices.

This is a dual boot system with WinXP and Ubuntu Edgy 6.10.

PowerSpec pentium 4, Samsung 930b 19" LCD monitor on S3 Grqaphics Prosavage DDR 13.94.12
 
Old 03-20-2007, 04:24 AM   #2
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What is your mouse, and what does Ubuntu think it is? I've
seen strange behaviour with trackpoint/touchpad combo devices,
the track-point causing VERY erratic behaviour when the event-
interface was enabled.


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Old 03-20-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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What is your mouse, and what does Ubuntu think it is? I've
seen strange behaviour with trackpoint/touchpad combo devices,
the track-point causing VERY erratic behaviour when the event-
interface was enabled.
That thought occured to me that is was a mouse problem. It's a logictech three button mouse (wired) that Ubuntu says its PS2 generic, but it is USB plugged into a PS2 KVM switch. Never had a problem with it through KVM on this computer before with Freespire. I couldn't find out how I would set the parameters for the mouse in xorg, though. Maybe Icould try another setting. I use the same mouse on another computer with Ubuntu dapper and edgy throught the same KVM with no problem.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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Maybe if the originator (and possibly other users, pending a certain period of time) had the ability to mark the post as "answered" or "resolved" or "informative" or something to that effect then that could help separate the wheat from the chaff more effectively. It could certainly improve searching, i.e. give me actual answers not discussions.

I know there is tagging, but how many people, aside from some mega popular threads, actually use it on a regular basis? If there were some specific options (in conjunction with tags perhaps) I know I'd use it more often!

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Old 04-08-2007, 02:28 PM   #5
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This is normally associated with not installing graphics drivers. You really need the 2d abilities of your graphics card to accelerate whatever 2d the desktop uses, which even a modern processor has trouble handling.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 03:57 PM   #6
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This is normally associated with not installing graphics drivers. You really need the 2d abilities of your graphics card to accelerate whatever 2d the desktop uses, which even a modern processor has trouble handling.
Yep, that's the problem, I did'nt select the proper graphics driver when I reconfigured xorg. All's OK now.

-QUESTION RESOLVED-

KL

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Old 04-09-2007, 04:19 PM   #7
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Maybe if the originator (and possibly other users, pending a certain period of time) had the ability to mark the post as "answered" or "resolved" or "informative" or something to that effect then that could help separate the wheat from the chaff more effectively. It could certainly improve searching, i.e. give me actual answers not discussions.
I think the forums at Ubuntu.com are set up so you can click the result of a question asked. I often thought about this myself here at the LQ. However I hope the LQ doesnt put any time restriction on answering a thread as a reason to delete it; because I can remember more than once, after a month gone by, getting a response to some of my threads that were already resolved that surprised me, and that turned out to be valuable information.

Also, I have not been able to resolve how to let the thread respondents know when I didn't respond back due to travel, sickness, auto accident, death in the family, and other acts of God like just forgetting. If I forget, how can I remember? This is easy if I have subscribed to the email responses and check my email frequently. It is difficult If I have changed my email address and forgot to email re-subscribe, me thinks. Unless this is automatic when I change my email address (and it should be).

KL

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Old 04-09-2007, 04:46 PM   #8
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LQ uses the tag system. Find the particular post that answered your question and tag it "answer" or some other meaningful word which would alert people that the answer is contained within. Alternatively, click the "report" button and ask a mod to rename the thread - I have done this out of the kindness of my heart.

For a response on why the forums are the way they are, I would suggest creating a thread in the LQ Suggestions & Feedback forum to discuss it.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 05:23 PM   #9
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LQ uses the tag system. Find the particular post that answered your question and tag it "answer" or some other meaningful word which would alert people that the answer is contained within. Alternatively, click the "report" button and ask a mod to rename the thread - I have done this out of the kindness of my heart.

For a response on why the forums are the way they are, I would suggest creating a thread in the LQ Suggestions & Feedback forum to discuss it.
Thanks, I guess I missed this feature using the tag system for answering and only used it to describe the thread subject.

KL
 
Old 04-09-2007, 06:12 PM   #10
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The tags are under used and,in a lot of cases, abused. however, they are useful when used correctly. Glad you got an answer and thanks for tagging it!
 
  


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