Newer Gnome on older laptops?

Tim darkxst at fastmail.fm
Tue Aug 4 14:18:39 UTC 2015



On 04/08/15 23:48, Patrik Bubák wrote:
> I figured, that largely the extensions I was using were the culprit, slowing the shell down dramatically, but disabling them presented me with
> a slight disadvantage. For example, not using Top Icons I may miss notifications from apps that don't use the regular notification system and
> the bottom of the screen requires quite a bit of pressure to reveal the message tray. Is there a setting to change the pressure required for
> the bottom edge of the screen to reveal the tray?

pressure is hard coded in the JS code from what I recall, would only require a simple extension to change, maybe someone has made one!
>
> On Tue, 2015-08-04 at 15:12 +0200, Patrik Bubák wrote:
>> Hi Narcis,
>>
>>> What FPS rate average gives you "glxgears -info" ?
>>
>> 2943 frames in 5.0 seconds = 588.598 FPS
>> 3006 frames in 5.0 seconds = 601.138 FPS
>> 3182 frames in 5.0 seconds = 636.270 FPS
>> 3143 frames in 5.0 seconds = 628.456 FPS
>> 3044 frames in 5.0 seconds = 608.654 FPS
>> 3116 frames in 5.0 seconds = 623.108 FPS
>> 3107 frames in 5.0 seconds = 621.207 FPS
>> 3124 frames in 5.0 seconds = 624.673 FPS
>> 2945 frames in 5.0 seconds = 588.906 FPS
>> 2879 frames in 5.0 seconds = 575.627 FPS
>>
>>>> Can you dump here the list of haviest running processes?
>>>> sudo ps -A -o user,pcpu,pmem,comm,args | sort -k 2 -r | head -n 10
>>
>> USER     %CPU %MEM COMMAND         COMMAND
>> root      6.9  4.7 Xorg            /usr/bin/X :0 -background none -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-pUlt9x/database -seat seat0
>> -nolisten tcp vt7
>> bdm       4.9  2.8 quodlibet       python2 /usr/bin/quodlibet --run --play-file
>> bdm       4.3  0.2 pulseaudio      /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
>> bdm       4.2  6.2 gnome-shell     /usr/bin/gnome-shell
>> bdm      24.3  2.8 qbittorrent     qbittorrent /tmp/ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent
>> bdm       2.3  3.2 SpiderOakONE    /opt/SpiderOakONE/lib/SpiderOakONE --spider
>> bdm      16.7 11.4 firefox         /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
>> root      1.3  0.1 sudo            sudo ps -A -o user,pcpu,pmem,comm,args
>> bdm       1.2  0.8 gnome-terminal  gnome-terminal
>>
>> On Tue, 2015-08-04 at 15:05 +0200, Narcis Garcia wrote:
>>> With the hardware specifications you described, I feel strange that
>>> Gnome from Ubuntu LTS works slow.
>>>
>>> - Are you sure to have enough optimized graphics?
>>>
>>> - What FPS rate average gives you "glxgears -info" ?
>>>
>>> - Can you dump here the list of haviest running processes?
>>> sudo ps -A -o user,pcpu,pmem,comm,args | sort -k 2 -r | head -n 10
>>>
>>>
>>> El 04/08/15 a les 14:57, Patrik Bubák ha escrit:
>>> > Hi everyone,
>>> > 
>>> > currently I'm on:
>>> > 
>>> > CPU:       Dual core AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-)
>>> > cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a ssse3 svm)
>>> >            Clock Speeds: 1: 1400.00 MHz 2: 1166.00 MHz
>>> > Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 7310]
>>> >            X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: ati,fglrx (unloaded:
>>> > fbdev,vesa,radeon) Resolution: 1366x768 at 60.0hz <mailto:1366x768 at 60.0hz>
>>> > 
>>> > w/ 4 GB RAM. Would you suggest trying newer versions of Gnome? Am on LTS
>>> > with 3.10 and performance is very low with regular hangs.
>>> > -- 
>>> > Sent using Evolution <https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution/> from
>>> > Ubuntu <http://ubuntu.com/desktop>
>>> > 
>>> > Nothing ruins creativity like too many voices weighing in. We call it
>>> > the /Ice Cream Principle/. Tell 10 people to go get ice cream with one
>>> > condition: they all have to agree on one flavour. That flavour is going
>>> > to be chocolate or vanilla every time. Groups of people don't agree on
>>> > what's cool or interesting, they agree on what's easy to agree on.
>>> > 
>>> > 
>>> > 
>>>
>>
>>
>>
> -- 
> Sent using Evolution <https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution/> from Ubuntu <http://ubuntu.com/desktop>
>
> Nothing ruins creativity like too many voices weighing in. We call it the /Ice Cream Principle/. Tell 10 people to go get ice cream with one
> condition: they all have to agree on one flavour. That flavour is going to be chocolate or vanilla every time. Groups of people don't agree on
> what's cool or interesting, they agree on what's easy to agree on.
>
>
>




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