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Old 07-25-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Upated to the beta and system seems to have slowed to a crawl?

I'm making assumptions that may not be correct. After updating to the 14.0 beta last night my system seems to be crawling. This is an i7 920 system which is 4 cores and hyperthreading and 4GB of RAM, even XFCE felt slow and recompiling some packages I have time to read every line that scrolls more than once.

Has anyone else felt a big hit with the new updates, or should I be looking elsewhere?
Old 07-25-2012, 11:28 PM   #2
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Not really. Remember it is Beta so user beware.
Old 07-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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XFCE 4.10 in slackware-current uses a bit more RAM than XFCE 4.6.2 in Slackware 13.37, but, I'm not seeing a huge hit in performance.
Old 07-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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It could be a hardware issue for all I know, I had done the first of the two slackpkg updates to go from the previous current to the full beta with the new XFCE series, but I did part one last night before bed and part two as soon as I got home so I don't have a good baseline. I'll keep playing with it. It could very possibly be some packages I have installed need to be upgraded. Google Chrome and Deluge both had to be upgraded, so it could just be some weirdness in my additional packages.
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on my case, there's no performance penalty after upgrading to the latest -Current
i have four machines running -Current and everything has both XFCE and KDE installed and no difference since then
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I have actually seen a performance increase since the July 13th updates. KDE even loads faster. I also got rid of old packages and cleaned out /tmp, /home/me, and my /Downloads folder of all the obsolete junk that has collected there for who knows how long....

I also finally addressed all the *.new files. I am notorious for ignoring those for too long.
Old 07-26-2012, 06:32 AM   #7
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I'm having issues with the system slowing to a crawl; I've noticed things like X using 25% cpu, and firefox is especially lagging (to the point that X is frozen while FF is doing its thing) as well as wireless randomly dropping connections.

I'm not using xfce (fluxbox), so it could be totally unrelated to OP's issues - I'm not seeking aid just yet as I try to isolate the issues, I'm just chiming in....

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No change in speed here, mind you I am running fluxbox


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