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    Default PC speed under 11.4

    Hi

    I've recently managed to install 11.4 with both Gnome 2.32 and KDE 4.6, moving from 11.3. However, there seems to be a significant speed degradation in terms of opening applications, switching windows, clicking on links etc. I have installed the Radeon graphics drivers from YaST, without much success.

    IMHO, Gnome seems slightly faster than KDE; however, it's still not great.

    My machine worked well with 11.3 and seemed to be going pretty well; however, I wanted new and shiny, so...................

    The PC has an AMD dual-core chip (can't remember the exact spec).

    Does anyone have any suggestions to speed things up? Alternatively, is there good benchmarking software I could try to see if I can get an idea of my real speed?
    Alastair Scott

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    Default Re: PC speed under 11.4

    You have some sort of issue. I went from 11.2 to 11.4 and performance
    is the exact same. KDE 4.6 with nVidia drivers.





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    Default Re: PC speed under 11.4

    On 07/28/2011 03:06 PM, aescott wrote:
    > I've recently managed to install 11.4 with both Gnome 2.32 and KDE 4.6,
    > moving from 11.3.


    how did you 'move' from openSUSE 11.3 to 11.4? i ask, because some ways
    of doing that leaves 'junk' in the corners (in directories and/or
    configuration files) which just cause troubles (lots of different kinds
    of troubles....one could be system speed)..

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    Default Re: PC speed under 11.4

    On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:06:03 +0000, aescott wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I've recently managed to install 11.4 with both Gnome 2.32 and KDE 4.6,
    > moving from 11.3. However, there seems to be a significant speed
    > degradation in terms of opening applications, switching windows,
    > clicking on links etc. I have installed the Radeon graphics drivers from
    > YaST, without much success.
    >
    > IMHO, Gnome seems slightly faster than KDE; however, it's still not
    > great.
    >
    > My machine worked well with 11.3 and seemed to be going pretty well;
    > however, I wanted new and shiny, so...................
    >
    > The PC has an AMD dual-core chip (can't remember the exact spec).
    >
    > Does anyone have any suggestions to speed things up? Alternatively, is
    > there good benchmarking software I could try to see if I can get an idea
    > of my real speed?


    How much memory is in the machine, what kind of video card?

    If you run 'top' in a terminal window, what seems to be eating the CPU
    the most, if anything?

    Jim



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    Default Re: PC speed under 11.4

    Thanks for the responses. I'm now at home and can answer some of the questions:

    "Move" to 11.4 was a clean install from an ISO image. I didn't format the hard drive or anything, and my documents etc were still there after the instsall. However, I did select "New Installation" from the menu.

    Secondly, the PC has got 4Gb RAM and runs on 2 AMD Turion X2 processors (2.2GHz), with a 500Gb hard disk, 320Gb for Linux, the rest for Windows (which I never use).

    The "top" command returns a whole list of things - I'll investigate these and post back.

    OK - tracker-miner is hogging the CPU. Have done a quick search and this seems to be others experience. I think it's because I also have GNOME installed. I'll remove it and see what difference that makes.
    Alastair Scott

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    Default Re: PC speed under 11.4

    Well, removing tracker seems to have made a difference already. System is much more responsive. Thanks for the tips.
    Alastair Scott

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