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#1 2005-10-03 17:50:25

Soule
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Registered: 2005-08-08
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Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

Hello, my windows in Gnome lags when I move them while I have a jpg or svg wallpaper set, the tiled png ones that comes with Gnome doesn't make it lag. Also, when I choose to not have a wallpaper at all it doesn't lag.

This only happens when the desktop is visible, if I have firefox opened in fullscreen and then move a window it flows on nice...

Any suggestions, please?

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#2 2005-10-03 19:53:44

Gullible Jones
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Registered: 2004-12-29
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

What WM are you using? If it's Metacity, try something else.

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#3 2005-10-03 22:47:13

Theoden
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Registered: 2005-03-03
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

I'm using metacity and I have no lag.  Strange.

--Theoden   smile


"If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs,
the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization."

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#4 2005-10-03 23:25:28

Soule
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

Well, just to test I could try chaneing WM... I'm new to gnome though, didn't actually know you could change the WM in and keep the DE... So, how do I do it, any suggestions on what I should try instead?

edit: Found sawfish with pacman, it didn't solve my problem however.

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#5 2005-10-04 12:15:22

jsn
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

Hi,

I have same problem.

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#6 2005-10-04 12:16:53

mpie
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

to change the wm press alt and f2 to open the run dialogue

the type openbox --replace or the name of the wm you want to replace metacity

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#7 2005-10-04 16:57:45

zezaz
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

Same problem here. Strangely, it looks like my PC is much more responsive in many aspects since the "big upgrade", except for this single problem.

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#8 2005-10-04 18:17:22

Soule
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

mpie wrote:

to change the wm press alt and f2 to open the run dialogue

the type openbox --replace or the name of the wm you want to replace metacity

Openbox lags as well, so it's not metacity related I guess... Maybe I should report this to gnome as a bug instead, seems to be a common problem...

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#9 2005-10-25 09:43:02

rpgcyco
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Registered: 2005-09-27
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

I've also had this problem since the "big" upgrade. Doesn't really bother me, as I rarely use GNOME, but there's certainly an issue.

- Rpg Cyco

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#10 2005-10-25 16:52:43

JGC
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Registered: 2003-12-03
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

I noticed this slow stuff with gnome 2.11 before, they fixed most of the issues. The problem is somewhere in the cairo library, but I think it is even deeper located: the XRender implementation in Xorg is full of bugs. Nobody ever cared about those because nobody was able to find them, but with the recent GTK 2.8/cairo switch, these RENDER bugs get uncovered one by one smile

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#11 2005-11-02 11:18:33

siimo
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Registered: 2004-09-02
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Re: Windows in Gnome lags while having a wallpaper set

Hi i just posted a thread i think my problems are similar?
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=16259

you know how i mentioned frugalware? well they are sticking to cairo-0.8 still maybe this is the reason? its so fast on that distro!

update: they seemed to have switched to 1.0.2 now but i remember asking them and they had 0.8 before but now ive formatted my frugal partition to install arch so i cant test :-( damn it!

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