Fedora Core 5 -- slow GUI performance

Motor motor1024 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 1 13:14:17 UTC 2006

On Sat, 01 Apr 2006 01:03:45 -0500, Jim Cornette wrote:

> Motor wrote:
>> No, the display is fine. I tried setting things up with
>> system-config-display, but it made no difference. Everything is
>> working, it's just a slower than FC4 -- but, it seems, only with
>> GTK/GNOME apps. The slowdown doesn't happen with lyx-qt or nedit...
>> that's why I suspect that the use of Cairo is the culprit.
> I just read the info for cairo about it being a vector graphics library.
> I guess your card is using Mesa emulation instead of DRI. (or something
> like that)

No, uses DRI (according to /var/log/Xorg.0.log) and GLX... it can also run
stuff like Quake 3 at a respectable speed.

> If you reduced your resolution and color depth, does performance
> increase?

Not really. I used to use 1152x900 with 16 bit colour. I reduced it to
1024x768 with no noticeable difference.

> I'll test speed on the Intel 815 later to see if it is noticeably slower
> than /fc4.
> Sorry not helpful for your problem.

Any information is helpful.

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