X on FC2 x86_64 is too slow
rab at nauticom.net
Fri Oct 22 02:38:22 UTC 2004
Thiago Guzella wrote:
>Hi there guys,
>I have an Athlon64 Box, using a Radeon 9200SE video card running FC
>x86_64 (default kernel), up to date with most updates by yum.
>The problem I have right now is that X is too slow... After 3+ hs on,
>X starts to use 30% of the system memory (512 Mb BTW), and sometimes
>using 30% of CPU (as reported by ps), with no apparent system usage.
>At this time, the simple action of moving a window uses 100% of CPU.
>Sometimes, after 8+ on, I notice the use of swap memory...
>I am running Xfce 4.06 (I was running Gnome before, but with this
>issue using it is quite hard)...
>Any tips?? LMK if I need to post detailed system specs...
>BTW, right now (25 minutes since startup), X status is (by ps):
>root 2163 9.5 8.9 208132 45832 ? S 15:46 2:21
>/usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -audit 0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
I just built an Athlon 64 box with an Nvidia GEFORCE FX 5700 LE video
card about 3 weeks ago. I have not had the problem you report.
Everything worked AOK until I did a dist-upgrade using apt-get several
days ago. It upgraded all the X related files and X then started
crashing very frequently (just moving some windows could cause a crash)
and it crashed every day even without doing anything. I switched from
using the fc2 shipped nvidia GEFORCE FX driver to a generic VGA driver
and the problem has disappeared. You might try the generic driver until
you can find a better driver.
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