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Re: Gnome GUI seems slugish, any ideas or optimizations?



On Apr 7, 2005 6:25 PM, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette insight rr com> wrote:
> Robert F. Chapman wrote:
> > I have been keeping up with the Fedora Releases since FC1 and I have
> > noticed that in FC1,2,3 Gnome is very sluggish compared to RH9.0.
> > Things like opening a terminal can take 10 - 15 seconds.  Running
> > Programs take just as long.  It's kinda hard to convince Windows XP
> > users they need to move, when GNOME is performing poorly.
> >
> > Is this an issue noticed by all? Or is this for the GNOME community to
> > address. Is it an issue of optimizing my system? I'm running a 2GHz
> > Pentium 4 with 384Meg of Ram. I'm running 1600x1200 24b with the
> > standard Bluecurve theme.
> >
> > Any Ideas would be much appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> 
> Does xfce seem to be as sluggish? Have you tried KDE?
> It seems GNOME is slower with later releases, but it does seem to be
> more functional than releases back to RHL 9.
> 
> gnome-terminal loads in about two seconds on my FC4T1 with 709300 and
> running at 34% speed of 530 MHz.
> 
> Probably wrong format, but
>   /usr/bin/time gnome-terminal
> 0.18user 0.09system 0:00.96elapsed 28%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
> 0inputs+0outputs (0major+1602minor)pagefaults 0swaps
> 
> Jim
> 

Zero cost options:  a) Reduce resolution, e.g. 1024x768
                            b) Reduce color depth, e.g. 16-bit

Throw money options:  a) More RAM
                                  b) Faster graphics card
                                  c) Faster CPU
                                  d) New system


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