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Old 06-15-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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Fedora 9 too slow for Vmware and Google Earth!


I recently installed Fedora 9 on a Toshiba M40 laptop 1.89Ghz and 1G ram but Vmware and Google Earth seem to run very slowly. I run Fedora 8 before
but this is too slow. Same programs on Windows XP run perfectly. Should I go back to Fedora 8 or perhaps Ubuntu?
 
Old 06-15-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
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I have ubuntu running perfectly on an M40 with both vmware and google earth. Do all opengl applications have performance issues, or just google earth? Are you using vmware player, workstation or server?
 
Old 06-16-2008, 02:15 AM   #3
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I have ubuntu running perfectly on an M40 with both vmware and google earth. Do all opengl applications have performance issues, or just google earth? Are you using vmware player, workstation or server?
I even tried Celestia with same poor results. I use the latest server edition of vmware downloaded from official site. Cpu usage is above 90%.
I repeat Fedora 8 never showed susch problems.
Which Ubuntu you run?
Dimitris
 
Old 06-16-2008, 06:56 AM   #4
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I run ubuntu 8.04. Which video driver do you use? I use the 'intel' driver.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 09:50 AM   #5
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Just to put it out there... Google Earth is now on Linux...

More importantly the slowness, what display hardware are you running?
 
Old 06-19-2008, 04:52 PM   #6
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Just to put it out there... Google Earth is now on Linux...

More importantly the slowness, what display hardware are you running?
ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300 on laptop Toshiba Satellite M40-149
 
  


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