I am using a Cubieboard2 with the current image:
I connect ethernet, serial TTY/USB console, HDMI monitor, kybd/mouse.
The OS is on a HD and only uboot is on the uSD card.
The firstboot proceeds normally and then I have to really wait for the
Initial Setup GUI to fully appear. The mouse is VERY jumpy. I manage
to click on root password and the Initial screen slowly goes up as a
window shade, revealing the root password dialog. Very jumpy and slow,
I manage to set the root password and click done.
The screen comes down back to Initial and I manage to click on setting
up the user. Very slow raising of the window shade and very slow
response in the dialog boxes for setting up the user. Click done then
finish on the Initial setup screen. Slowly get to the login screen and
then very slow giving me the default workstation question then getting
into the session. dnfdragora-updater seems to run forever. I go into
session startup settings and turn this off. I wish this was the default
Everything in the DE is very slow. I finally get vncserver working, and
switch to a vnc client console and that is peppy.
So I wondered... I grabbed another drive and build the F28-Xfce
released image and put its uboot on another uSD card. This time Initial
Setup had decent performance. The window screen went up much smoother.
Mouse was not jumpy. Dialog entry was decent. Got into the DE
smoothly. dnfdragora did not take forever to do its initial run.
So something really wrong, performance-wise with the F29-beta-Xfce. That
SELinux patch we got a couple weeks ago helped a little.
One difference I note is F28 has a swap partition, F29 does not. Now
during the initial stuff, no swap was used. Now I see 29KB of swap used
with 86KB memory free.
This is a real problem.