X on FC2 x86_64 is too slow
thiago.guzella at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 14:27:29 UTC 2004
As a matter of fact, I am using the generic driver installed, 'cause
there's no 64bit drivers from ATI :(
> 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 noticed something similar: after installation, everything seemed ok.
I think I started having the mentioned problems after updating thru
On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:38:22 -0400, rab <rab at nauticom.net> wrote:
> 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
> >Thiago Guzella
> I just built an Athlon 64 box with an Nvidia GEFORCE FX 5700 LE video
> card about 3 weeks ago. 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.
> Rick B.
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