I wasn’t sure which forum this belonged in, so I picked the closest one. I recently bought a cheap lil Compaq laptop to run Linux on. Everything went smooth. Install went as expected. When I first logged into KDE, I noticed it was extremely laggy. However, the Nvidia driver remedied this problem. The problem is that when I go to the console, everything is extremely slow. For example, if I do a ps aux, it takes half a minute to scroll text over one screen length. It’s strange that the graphics intensive portion works fine, but the simple text based console is laggy. I have a AMD Athlon x2 64 bit processor, Nvidia 8200M graphics, 4 gigs RAM, plenty of hard drive space, a 3 gig swap, and 64 bit openSUSE 11.1. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I wanna get everything running smoothly before I nuke Windows off here altogether.
Which version of KDE are you running?
See if you can upgrade to the latest.
Post results of ‘glxinfo | grep direct’ in a terminal window (I know… )here.
Same for ‘lsmod | grep nvidia’.
Post content of /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Try turning off the desktop effects completely and see if it improves.
Do indeed upgrade to KDE4 4.2 from the KDE4:42 repos.
Here’s what I get for glxinfo
direct rendering: Yes
For the nvidia grep
nvidia 10265544 38
i2c_core 35280 1 nvidia
And why do I need to show the x conf file? KDE works perfectly. I have no issues with it. It’s my ‘console’ that’s laggy and slow. Not X. I may have been confusing and misinterpreted to think I meant KDE runs slow when I bring up a console. But it’s the console that’s extremely slow when I use cntl+alt+F1 or so on to bring up consoles. KDE Still runs fine with them loaded, but they are horrible.