Compositing too slow

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at
Sat Jun 20 23:07:57 UTC 2009

On Saturday 20 June 2009 00:23:53 Steven Vollom wrote:
> On Thursday 18 June 2009 03:24:53 am Georgi Kourtev wrote:
> > Since the upgrade to 4.2.90 I have constantly the message "Compositing
> > too slow and disabled' few minutes after I open the laptop and start
> > using KMail. Seconds before the message appears the overall delay in any
> > operation in Kmail (including typing) is more than 5 seconds.p is
> > sluggish
> too, but it is an old P4 1.8mhz with only 512mb of ram, so I have gotten
> used to it.  My newest computer is a quad with 8gb of ram, and while it was
> working I got used to things happening with out delay.
> My keys print slow.  If I delete by hitting the backspace key, when I let
> up on the back-space key it continues to delete letters, sometimes for
> quite an amount of data before the lag catches up.  It is frustrating, but
> I am aware that I will soon have to upgrade my laptop if I want to use it.
> When I type, I get way ahead of the print going in, so it is a problem. 
> Many times I read the words as I type looking for typos.  When I am far
> ahead, a lot of the time I will stop and wait for the letters to catch up. 
> If this is what you mean, I am right with you and will join in your search
> for a solution.  if not, I have a lot of other pressing problems that
> require the little focus I have.  Nonetheless, I want to help if I can.
> I lost part of one of my fingers that is quite important when I type
> numerical information.  It doesn't have feeling and of course doesn't reach
> properly, so I tend to make a lot of mistakes.  That is why I read for
> accuracy so much, and am really affected by a sluggish keyboard.  If I did
> not have the short finger, I would probably type about 100wpm, but with it
> and corrections it is about half that, expecially when I am using keys
> where I have to reach.  The short finger pulls my hand completely out of
> position, and I have to guess where to put it when I come back to the basic
> position.  in that zone, I don't make mistakes with the short finger and
> they fly.
> Let me know how I can help you.
> Steven


Yes, I have the same frustration as above.  But my machine should be fine. It's 
a new DELL inspiron 1525. On top it worked fine so far. I don't have any heavy 
processes on it.
> > Does anyone else have this issue?  Any ideas what can cause the problem?
> >
> > Thanks.
> > gk

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