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Old 12-30-2004, 11:53 AM   #16
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just installed suse 9.2 ...happy to report that thisdoes NOT happen in suse! i think the only way for me to change this in my beloved slack is to uninstall dropline gnome completely, and install all the gtk stuff from the slack cd..
 
Old 01-03-2005, 11:06 AM   #17
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So it doesn't happen in Suse 9.2 but it does in Suse 9.1 - can that be right?

This problem alone is worth upgrading for, but still... What a hassle.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:41 PM   #18
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Question Anyone?

Had resolved to just put up with this problem, but it's not possible... It's driving me up the wall.

Anyone got ideas, on either -

1. How to stop this sluggish 'drawing' of menus and the like in GTK apps - i.e. Firefox - without changing the operating system (Suse 9.1)

2. Whether upgrading to Suse 9.2 (see above) stands a decent chance of doing the trick - would be good to know, given the hassle / expense of doing this...

New ideas really appreciated as ever.

Rollo
 
Old 02-14-2005, 02:54 AM   #19
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im going to try installing arch now...will let you know if it behaves any better...

opera/firefox/thunderbird are all MUCH more responsive in windows..$%^#
 
Old 02-20-2005, 09:46 AM   #20
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What's 'arch'? Might not be much use to me, as a total non-techie. I had trouble just getting Suse installed... Oh well.
 
Old 02-20-2005, 10:47 AM   #21
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To significantly improve app loading speed try prelink . For me it reduced app loading speed almost 2x.
Some HOW-TO's :
http://www.crast.us/james/articles/prelink.php
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/prelink-howto.xml
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1971

PS.:
ArhLinux ( I think it is what he had in mind ).

Last edited by Cron; 02-20-2005 at 10:49 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 12:09 PM   #22
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Thanks for that, but this is nothing to do with app-loading speed.

It's about the performance of the programs once loaded - specifically, the slow drawing of menus and buttons etc and slow reaction times when mouse-clicking.

I would just like to know why no-one else is having these problems (except me and ganja_guru).

It's about GTK apparently... But that is already beyond my competences.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 05:58 AM   #23
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my problems in slack were probably due to dropline gnome/swaret/slapt-get...cant really blame slack at all for GTK sluggishness...as for ARCH Linux i let the dependency checker handle packages..firefox is MUCH faster than what ive ever seen in linux, BUT still about 15-20% slower than windows...i guess well never get to the bottom of this....... : (
 
Old 02-25-2005, 04:51 PM   #24
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Just can't believe no-one else seems to be having this problem... Everyone uses Firefox. What's going on?

And the worst bit is that, from what you say, I might not even solve the problem by getting a new computer (even if I could afford one...) because it still happens on a decent spec system.

Not quite ready to switch to Konqueror yet but the day is coming.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 06:36 AM   #25
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if u can ignore a tiny ad at the top of the screen...give opera 8 beta 2 a try..its juicy...much much more responsive than firefox..remember to set the skin to "windows native" for fastest performance in opera...(mildly ironic, isn't it?)
 
Old 02-28-2005, 09:42 PM   #26
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Opera's a non-starter

Just tried Opera and yep, it works fine. Just as responsive as Firefox should be. (Ironic - Opera seems to me to be much more feature-bloated than Firefox.)

Opera's failings:

1 - Tons of sites look really bad - because they were designed for IE, then Mozilla, and only then Opera. (Not least, my own site.)

2 - There are several Firefox plugin functions I can't live without.

3 - The stupid banner ad. (And I'm not paying money for a product with failings 1 and 2 above.)

So, back to the drawing board.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 05:52 PM   #27
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One obvious workaround for Firefox... Changing the skin (or "theme") speeds things up a little.

"Microfirefox" makes the most difference, but it isn't very nice to look at.

Would still like to know why so few people seem to be having this problem... Googling "firefox slow draw GTK" etc turns up hardly anything relevant.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 09:05 PM   #28
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update: it seems theres some sort of gtk2 focus bug, and if firefox is compiled against gtk1 this bug disappears...
 
Old 08-17-2005, 07:18 PM   #29
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can somebody help me plz

How can i map a network drive to linux, i'm using linux xandros 3, ang how can i change my gateway, i can't surf the net!

plz help me

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