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Re: Appalling desktop performance in F8

On Tuesday 08 January 2008 11:20:40 am Les wrote:
> 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

 I like to call them stutters, I too was getting brief stutters and locks so 
to speak. Nothing where I have to reboot but exactly what you are talking 
about. I recently switched back to kde and qt but use AfterStep as my desktop 
and it has since cleared up. So for the past 5 days all has been well.



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