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yaBoy 05-21-2004 11:30 AM

UI responsiveness
Laptop AMD k6 2 3D NOw at 380MHZ, 160Mb Ram, 8MB video card. Windows 2000 runs extremely well. UI is very resposive no matter how many apps open. RedHat 9 runs slower. UI is not as responsive. Apps take an extreme amount of time to open. Switching between tasks becomes more unresponsive as more applications are open. I do not think it is the processor or Ram since 2k runs on the same hardware and runs well. Redhat config is 2.4 kernel running XFCE 4. Any ideas

hw-tph 05-21-2004 06:23 PM

You do not mention what desktop you use. The computer I use the most is a 366MHz Thinkpad with 192MB RAM, which is a pretty similar system to what you have, and I have a pretty responsive and usable desktop. But then again, I don't use KDE or Gnome - I switch between OpenBox and XFCE4, with some Fluxbox usage thrown in every now and again to try out new themes.

You may also want to try a fully preempted kernel as it improves desktop response a lot.


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