Effects vs. Screen performance

Waleed Hamra kubuntu-users at whamra.com
Fri Feb 18 22:59:26 UTC 2011

On 02/18/2011 06:33 PM, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Friday, February 18, 2011, Georgi Kourtev wrote:
>> This issue appeared after I had 10.04 installed and onwards (currently I
>> am  with 10.10).  It was not the case with previous versions of Kubuntu.
>> Some people suggest to simply disable the effects, but I like the KDE
>> effects and would like to keep them running.
>> I'll appreciate if some can share ideas on how to solve this once and
>> forever.   Cheers,
>> gk
> Have you run 'top'  to see if something is tying up your CPU?
> Or 'free' to see if you are running low on free space?

yeah, both checks, and run glxgears while effects are off, and system is
not overly busy, record the frame rate, then enable effects and
compare... sometimes the computer can be slow even with no effects, but
it wouldn't be obvious. if that's the case, then there needs to be more
digging, which most probably might end up as a process choking the
processor as Bruce suggested.

Waleed K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems

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