Amarok navigation slow/choppy, yet playback is fine in SUSE 10.0.
After months of experimenting with various distros (everything from Debian Sarge to Mandriva) I'm trying to find my permanent Linux "home". SUSE 10.0 has all of the features I want, was easy enough to tweak (to improve browser performance, add mp3 supprt, etc), and it genearlly performs well on my old PII 450 with 256 megs of RAM. Unfortunately Amarok, one of my all-time favorite apps, runs terribly. Just scrolling through my music collection while playing a song is slow and to make matters worse, it slows everything else down as well. The odd thing is, the music doesn't skip or stutter even though the rest of my system performs choppily.
If it matters, My music is stored in two seperate partitions, one fat32 partion on the same drive as SUSE, and one fat32 partition on a seperate drive with Windows 98. I haven't tried XMMS or any of the console media players, but I have tried JuK, which doesn't have the massive performance hitches that Amarok does, but still slows everything down when loading another track.
Is there some background process that could be causing this? That was the case with Firefox, but I haven't been able to find any info regarding my specific problems with Amarok.
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.
Last edited by ObviousTroll; 03-03-2006 at 08:17 PM.