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Re: Speed Penalty On Vaio Laptops



On 29 Dec 2002, Robert L Cochran wrote:

> I installed phoebe on my Sony Vaio PCG-F350 and everything seems to run
> at a molasses pace. Phoebe is quite slow on this machine. Terminal
> windows take from 1 to 2 seconds to launch. Mozilla and Evolution take
> longer. I didn't get the impression that 8.0 was noticeably slow on this
> machine, but phoebe strikes me that way. On initial bootup, there is a
> lengthy period where the screen blacks out and then the X server starts
> really slow.

The betas typically have packages compiled with debug turned on which 
slows things down.

For example, the betas of RHL8.0 were really slow on a Celeron 500Mhz, but 
the released 8.0 was very usable and much more responsive than the 8.0 
betas.

Dax





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