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Re: Appalling desktop performance in F8



On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 11:14 -0500, Alastair Neil wrote:
        Has anyone else experienced terrible desktop performance with F8.   Under F7
        on the same hardware I never had any significant problems, now it appears
        several times a day my desktop locks up (or appears to), mouse movement
        seems unaffected yet windows are unresponsive and I cannot move of select
        any windows or panel objects, even the ctrl-alt-f virtual terminal sequence
        seems to be ignored.  The media player continues happily playing audio. CPU
        load seems pretty high during these lockups and pulseaudio appears to be
        consuming much of it.  Usually if I am patient the system unlocks, however
        often I resort to extreme measures.
        
        Typically I used to have under F7 firefox, thunderbird several gnome
        terminals, rhythmbox and occasionally openoffice open.  I have now resorted
        to epiphany, thunderbird and quodlibet ( I cannot use evolution these days,
        I have become addicted to the grouped by sort G  feature).
        
        The system itself is a P4 2.8 GHZ Dell optiplex 270 with 2 Gbytes of memory
        and an older nvidia card with two 19 inch monitors. I am using the
        xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-96xx drivers and my home directory is mounted via NFSv3
        over gigabit ethernet.
        
        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.
        
        Regards, Alastair Neil
        
I've seen this behavior, but (so far) only when looking up addresses
using Evolution Exchange connector.  It does seem relatively recent.

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                Matthew Saltzman

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