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Old 01-17-2004, 01:28 PM   #1
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X is very very sloww... please help!


Hi, I am running Mandrake 9.2

Here is the problem. After I installed Mdk, with X, everything was great. However, one day after I rebooted, X took over 2 minutes to start up. I then logged in with KDE, and KDE was also very slow. I didn't install anything during that time, except for changing the KDE splash screen =^)

Do I have to reinstall mandrake, again? Or is there another solution?

Please help!
 
Old 01-17-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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Look in KDE to see if a device is 'busy'. Also if you did a new install please run Mandrake Update; it is under packaging, and ensure you are running the latest code. I have 3.1.3, and Xserver is 4.3. I've my nVidia setup; braggin' since I did it just lastnight, SB Live! setup, and all apps seem to function fast/proper.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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I guess I could be a device; as soon as I get my crappy DSL up, I'l run the update ;^) Thanks!

EDIT: Well, X is still slow, there are no busy devices and I ran the update. Someone please help! The only solution I found was to reinstall the system, for the 10th time!

Any solution is greatly accepted! (Now I'm desparate ;^))

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Old 01-18-2004, 04:05 AM   #4
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try installing the Xfree86 packages again. This is what i do when i am lazy and cannot be bothered fixing the problem.


Hit the rpm source directory and type
rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps XFree86*
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:06 AM   #5
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Reinstalling the packs worked for the most part ;^)
Thanks!
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:07 PM   #6
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Well, it's been awhile since I reinstalled XFree's packs, everything was back to normal, but now X is slow all over again. I have a bit more details this time.

It appears as though KDE experiences speed problems the most. Ice and WindowMaker are relatively fast. I'm not sure about GNOME. Following what I did last time, I reinstalled XFree, still slow. Then I tried to reinstall KDE, still no luck.

Any ideas?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 01:00 PM   #7
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I recently got Mandrake 9.2 and this happened to me also. What I did was edit the /etc/X11/XFConfig-4 file manually and added
Option "noaccel" "false"
to my video card section
This helped ALOT but now my sound is having problems.

EDIT: It seems that the Mandrake control thingy will get rid of it. So every time you have to add it back in

Last edited by Hkrboy27; 01-28-2004 at 01:02 PM.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 02:47 PM   #8
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Editing the config file worked very well. Thanks! My sound is actually pretty decent after editing, kinda choppy at times, but I guess it's ok ;^)
 
  


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