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Old 12-06-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
tyiooo
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X is very slow


Hello ,


I have a problem with X, everything runs fine on my machine except that scrolling is very slow in all my applications (mozilla, evolution, etc...). I mean it's incredibly slow whether I use the keyboard or the mouse to scroll. From the login prompt to mozilla, it takes time to display anything.

I tried to reconfigure X but I still have the same problem
I tested my drive speed with hdparm : no problem UDMA is enabled (17,82 Mo/sec)
My video card is fully supported by Xfree ....

I tried :
-minimal theme under gnome
-16bit colors instead of 24bit (the RAM is shared with the videocard)
-I also tried to allow more memory usage for my video card in the xfree config file

but same results....
so I can assure you it's a matter of configuration it's not because of low performances from the pc. (let's mention that gnome and X used to run really well before on other distros and same machine)

I still don't know what to do, I 've tried many times to modify my xfree config and now I think it might be because of something else..

Do you know if there are other config options for xfree elsewhere than in the XF86config-4 file ???


Any help is appreciated

Thanks for your help


Debian-Sid
GNOME 2.4
Toshiba 1800-712
Trident Cyberblade video card
256RAM
1,1 Ghz Celeron
 
Old 12-06-2003, 12:58 PM   #2
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The video chip and the Celeron look pretty weak. What's your resolution and refresh rate?
 
Old 12-06-2003, 01:06 PM   #3
tyiooo
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1024x768 @ 60hz

yes they are weak but I can play DivX, play some 3d video games and so on

it's supposed to be a lot better than the current situation :
-In the past I used Mandrake and redhat on this machine and everything was fine

I'm sure it's a matter of configuration
 
Old 12-07-2003, 04:48 AM   #4
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Or it's a newer version of XFree86.

Have you tried a different windowing envrionment, like XFce?
 
Old 12-07-2003, 08:33 PM   #5
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I have no idea what that graphics card is, but excluding that a 1.1ghz machine with 256mb should have no trouble with any standard linux environment. sorry I can't think what the trouble may be, but pretty sure it's not because your machine is lacking the hardware.
 
  


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