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Old 02-06-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
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slow screen saver


ive just reinstalled linux (don't ask... i didnt like my partitioning), and this time i used the usb.i kernel, i think i used the bare.i kernel last time (maybe that had something to do with my usb mouse not working...erm). anyway, ive noticed that things are a bit slower than before. i use the matrix screensaver and previously you could watch it doing its stuff (its cool) nicely, but now it seems to be slower and looks as if its redrawing the entire screen when the stuff is moving down aevery bit. this is the only way ive noticed things to be going slower, ive just installed openoffice 2.0.2 (office xp was driving me crazy crashing twice inside a minute...pah! not good when trying to do final year uni project work) and it takes maybe 30secs to load, this seems a bit long too. mainly id appreciate any suggestions about the slowness ive noticed with the screensaver. (also... ho can i use one install of openoffice for all the users, it didnt come as a tar.gz which i would 'make all' so everyone could use it. its a wast of hd space to install it for each user.).
hope that made sense.
i wouldne mind keeping the usb kernel as ive got printer and scanner which i'd like to get running some day. is the usb kernel jsut slower?
 
Old 02-06-2003, 02:48 PM   #2
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typo.. openoffice 1.0.2 NOT 2.0.2 (ha!)
 
Old 02-06-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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I'm not in front of my Slackbox right now, so I can't check this suggestion, but is there a speed setting for the screensaver? Additionally, if you've got a slower processor and you're running a fairly bloated desktop environment (KDE or Gnome), this would probably slow it down considerably. If not, I'll try to check around on my box at home (I run Slackware 8.1 also and my matrix screensaver is fairly quick--even on a 266Mhz processor) to see what I can come up with.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 07:05 PM   #4
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my sys is amd k6-2 500mhz 192mb ram, and the screen saver speed setting makes it no better. its just that it runs noticably slower than it used to. i run KDE3 and its set to absolute minimal setting (the wizard that popped up at first run i chose leftmost option , i.e. fastest (least bells & whistles)).
also, my system doesn't switch itself off like it used to either, it just says "power off" or something to that effect. that may have something to do with the usb kernel, or maybe i activated that sort of thing when i got the sound card going.
thanks.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 07:49 PM   #5
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I don't use the usb.i kernel so I'm not too sure about that. I know with the bare.i kernel I use, there's a way to make it power all the way down (mine's not set like that because I don't know how just yet). I'll look around on my box when I get home tonight to see if there's anything that could be causing the problem. Did you completely remove everything from your hard drive before you installed the usb.i kernel? Perhaps there were left over files that could be conflicting with your new setup. You might want to delete all your partitions completely, then reinstall your Slackware 8.1 from CD with your usb.i kernel. I might have better suggestions once I'm on my Slackbox.
 
Old 02-07-2003, 09:04 AM   #6
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my system is completely clean, i deleted partitions and recreated them. i used the usb.i kernel from my slack8.1 cd. (it was a cover disk, single cd... could anyone tell me how much of slack i am missing because i not got 'official' full stuff, it has tonnes in it anyway).
 
Old 02-07-2003, 03:38 PM   #7
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I had a Slackware 8.1 iso a friend burned for me. Though it was only one disc, it came with LOTS of stuff on it. I still cannot figure out why it would be any slower with the usb.i kernel. It doesn't make any sense.
 
Old 02-09-2003, 06:02 PM   #8
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hmm. thanks anyway. i'll just put up with it, for the time being unless i somehow maybe 'accidentally' fix it.
 
  


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