Linux desktop Sabayon slow

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kalnz
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Linux desktop Sabayon slow

Post by kalnz » Fri Jan 08, 2010 15:27

Hi everybody.

It`s been bunch of time since I`m using linux and the problem I want to discuss here about is
that if we talk about linux generally (that no matter if I use ubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu or my last favorite distro which I`m using atm - Sabayon) it is pain for me with graphics - I think it is graphics IMHO, but don`t know exactly what...
I mean constant freezing (seconds/miliseconds) desktop, let`s say waving/slow windows, desktop generally, heh especially all this flash content when you`re browsing - it`s nightmare...
I`ve also tried lightweight XFCE4 - the same problem. (I`m KDE user)
Is this couses intel graphics by default? Read about that time to time... there is advices to change driver versions, options.... I`m stucked:( It seems impossible to make linux desktop more respondable.
So can some1 please give me some options?

My hardware is tested and ok. If there is need for some other output, parameters - just let me know and I will paste.
Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz/1024K RAM/80GB HDD

P.S. It`s all about Intel graphics here IMHO, coz I`m using my 2nd pc which is same OS running exept different hardware - Core 2 Duo, more RAM, GeForce card... and there`s no such a problem and desktop is very smooth.

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5789 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 11)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

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Re: Linux desktop (Sabayon) slow

Post by mikey0000 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:02

Ive had that problem I think,
try removing .asoundrc
if that works theres something wrong with pulseaudio
triple Booting Mac-osx 10.6, Sabayon Linux and Windows 7

2.5 athlon dual core
DFI infinity mobo
2 gb of DDR2 800 G skill ram 3.3.3.12
nvidia 9600gt
housed in a thermaltake taser III case with 7 fans - all turned off lol

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Re: Linux desktop (Sabayon) slow

Post by lort2k » Thu Mar 25, 2010 17:57

mikey0000 wrote:Ive had that problem I think,
try removing .asoundrc
if that works theres something wrong with pulseaudio
@Kalnz: Did u try mikey0000's suggestion? I'm really curious to know if that helped resolving the issue.

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Re: Linux desktop (Sabayon) slow

Post by mikey0000 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:35

lort2k wrote:
mikey0000 wrote:Ive had that problem I think,
try removing .asoundrc
if that works theres something wrong with pulseaudio
@Kalnz: Did u try mikey0000's suggestion? I'm really curious to know if that helped resolving the issue.

If your having the same problem just rename .asoundrc to something else logout or reboot and see what happens
triple Booting Mac-osx 10.6, Sabayon Linux and Windows 7

2.5 athlon dual core
DFI infinity mobo
2 gb of DDR2 800 G skill ram 3.3.3.12
nvidia 9600gt
housed in a thermaltake taser III case with 7 fans - all turned off lol

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Re: Linux desktop Sabayon slow

Post by lort2k » Sun Apr 04, 2010 22:38

.asoundrc doesn't exist on my system.

mikey0000
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Re: Linux desktop Sabayon slow

Post by mikey0000 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:51

set the graphics driver to vesa in your xorg.conf and see if that makes a difference. If it does, then we know its the graphics driver in which case could you give your kernel and driver version for the intel graphics??

also i suggest upgrading to sabayon 5.2 or atleast the 2.6.33 kernel and updating the intel drivers
triple Booting Mac-osx 10.6, Sabayon Linux and Windows 7

2.5 athlon dual core
DFI infinity mobo
2 gb of DDR2 800 G skill ram 3.3.3.12
nvidia 9600gt
housed in a thermaltake taser III case with 7 fans - all turned off lol

mikey0000
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Re: Linux desktop Sabayon slow

Post by mikey0000 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:59

http://intellinuxgraphics.org/download.html
if vesa drivers fixed anything try the above.

also can you put your xorg.conf file here??
triple Booting Mac-osx 10.6, Sabayon Linux and Windows 7

2.5 athlon dual core
DFI infinity mobo
2 gb of DDR2 800 G skill ram 3.3.3.12
nvidia 9600gt
housed in a thermaltake taser III case with 7 fans - all turned off lol

lort2k
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Re: Linux desktop Sabayon slow

Post by lort2k » Thu Apr 15, 2010 14:40

mikey0000 wrote:also can you put your xorg.conf file here??
sure mikey0000, I will do so as soon as I go home. been a bit busy these days.

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I've got the 5.1 version installed and I upgraded through entropy to the newer updates, but I'm still using kernel version 2.6.31.

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