Desktop responsiveness in Feisty (vs Edgy)

Jan Claeys lists at janc.be
Tue Mar 6 20:37:18 GMT 2007


On di, 2007-03-06 at 18:31 +0100, Krzysztof Lichota wrote:
> Scott Henson napisał(a):
> > Sitsofe Wheeler wrote:
> >> Has there been a change to which preemption patches are included in the
> >> default Ubuntu kernel used in Feisty? I ask because I seem to have
> >> noticed far more stutters (both when sound is played and when moving
> >> things like the mouse pointer in X) and periods of up to half a second
> >> where interaction is not possible. 
> > 
> > I think what you want is to install linux-lowlatency.  It should give
> > you more responsiveness at the cost of battery life (if your on a
> > laptop) and a slightly busier processor.  Once you have installed it,
> > reboot into the new lowlatency kernel.
> 
> I don't think that mouse getting stuck for half second is normal for any
> kernel. It must be a bug. Low-latency kernel is for special purposes,
> not for getting normal system responsiveness.

Actually, I think using a low-latency kernel on an old computer might
*cause* slowdowns and short "hangs" under I high load...?


-- 
Jan Claeys




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