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Re: Appalling desktop performance in F8



On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 12:11 -0500, Alastair Neil wrote:
> 
> 
> On Jan 8, 2008 11:47 AM, Alan Cox <alan lxorguk ukuu org uk> wrote:
>         > I'd appreciate knowing if anyone else has had similar
>         problems before I roll
>         > back to F7.  It is possible that I am having hardware
>         problems, so the F7
>         > roll back may not help.
>         
>         
>         I am seeing some similar problems with gnome based FC8
>         applications
>         leaking memory horribly which they didn't do before. Not quite
>         the same
>         as you report however.
>         
>         Is there anything logged in dmesg when your system stalls ? 
>         
> hmm 
> I have not checked, I suppose I should have done that first :).  I
> initially believed that memory leaks were the culpret as I was seeing
> my swap slowing filling up even with modest usage this is why I
> started switching applications to see if things got better.  
> 
> I'll check, I now have two terminals pegged on all desktops and always
> on top running top in one and tailing the syslog in the other.
I am seeing lockups on my wife's a810n system (AMD Athelon 64) running
32 bit.  I am leary of 64 bit until I get the 32 bit working since I am
more familiar with it, and currently it seems that some stuff is still
not 64 bit.

	I did find a couple of memory errors, but reseating the memory sticks
seems to have cleared that up (12 hour run no errors).  It works longer
and with fewer problems.  Screen updates seem to drag a bit, but I see
that someone mentioned disabling Pango for firefox, so maybe that is the
problem.  I will see if Pango is running on that system.

	But the hangs are real.  

Regards,
Les H


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