gnome-shell performance (was gnome-applets and rawhide updates)

drago01 drago01 at
Fri Feb 18 18:32:36 UTC 2011

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 7:15 PM, Jonathan Corbet <corbet-ft at> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:42:43 -0800
> Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
>> No. You only need to remove gnome-applets.
> gnome-python2-applet too, then it worked.
> But...the result is unusably slow - as in it can't keep up with me typing
> in a gnome-terminal.  Now, I am a fairly fast typist, but still...  A
> quick look shows mutter running flat-out most of the time.
> I'm running fairly standard onboard Intel graphics; it all works
> beautifully under metacity.  Is gnome-shell just too cool for my hardware,
> or is there something else going on?

Please name your hardware "onboard intel" is too vague.
Also there has been a recent fix in upstream clutter that should improve that.

(Background: When typing we only update the part of the screen that
actually changed
but where just batching up commands and waiting for the driver to
process them when it feels like it,
it has been fixed by explicitly flushing after submitting the commands).

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