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#1 2006-04-08 18:45:36

ecsdrive
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From: Europe
Registered: 2006-04-08
Posts: 2

GNOME 2.12/2.14 sluggish [solved]

Hi,
I am on arch-current with latest GNOME (2.14) and when using GNOME every action that is WM dependent is performed slower than in other WMs (xfce, kde) e.g dragging windows on the screen, menus poping out, ... I had the same problem on GNOME 2.12, but the update to 2.14 hasn't changed anything.

Anybody has experienced similar problems or have any idea why this happens? Thanks

EDIT:If starting a fail-safe session and starting manually

metacity; gnome-panel

- everything is running very fast/smooth, but after I start

gnome-session

actually it seems to start

nautilus

and then everything is slowing down, the most annoying effect being slow movements on windows move


My next PC is going to be a Mac (2nd next)

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#2 2006-04-08 19:59:48

ozar
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From: USA
Registered: 2005-02-18
Posts: 1,681

Re: GNOME 2.12/2.14 sluggish [solved]

Not sure what's going on in your case but I found 2.14 to be snappier in performance than 2.12 and earlier versions.


oz

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#3 2006-04-11 07:37:41

siimo
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Registered: 2004-09-02
Posts: 34

Re: GNOME 2.12/2.14 sluggish [solved]

i think its an arch bug, was there with 2.12 haven't tried 2.14 yet as i use XFCE now  roll

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#4 2006-04-11 13:32:09

JGC
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Registered: 2003-12-03
Posts: 1,659

Re: GNOME 2.12/2.14 sluggish [solved]

Are you using a background in nautilus? if not, set one, even a stupid pixmap could speed it up. This looks like a cairo issue to me. When you set a background image in gnome, the background isn't rendered with pure cairo rendering operations anymore.

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#5 2006-04-11 15:11:00

Moo-Crumpus
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From: Hessen / Germany
Registered: 2003-12-01
Posts: 1,441

Re: GNOME 2.12/2.14 sluggish [solved]

Funny. Pimp my computer by adding a wallpaper smile.


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[mu'.krum.pus], [frum.pus]

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#6 2006-04-11 19:27:56

ecsdrive
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From: Europe
Registered: 2006-04-08
Posts: 2

Re: GNOME 2.12/2.14 sluggish [solved]

JGC wrote:

Are you using a background in nautilus? if not, set one, even a stupid pixmap could speed it up. This looks like a cairo issue to me. When you set a background image in gnome, the background isn't rendered with pure cairo rendering operations anymore.

...one of the weirdest things ever, now it's definitely a big improvement
Thank you  smile


My next PC is going to be a Mac (2nd next)

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#7 2006-04-13 06:41:35

siimo
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Registered: 2004-09-02
Posts: 34

Re: GNOME 2.12/2.14 sluggish [solved]

wait a second, do you mean desktop (nautilus) background  or filemanager nautilus background  :?:

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#8 2006-04-13 08:00:23

pressh
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From: Netherlands
Registered: 2005-08-14
Posts: 1,719

Re: GNOME 2.12/2.14 sluggish [solved]

I think it means desktop background

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#9 2006-04-13 22:23:36

siimo
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Registered: 2004-09-02
Posts: 34

Re: GNOME 2.12/2.14 sluggish [solved]

tried settings backgrounds for both but still doesnt help here unfortunately.
--> back to xfce.  :?

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