[Bug 1009704] Re: etoys very slow (12.04 LTS) on notebook

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Jun 7 13:54:24 UTC 2012

Etoys is a Squeak image, not a VM. The Squeak menu shows you different
Squeak images. Anyway ...

Here is how to find out the difference. Start Etoys both ways, and note
the options used typing this command in a terminal window:

ps x | grep squeak

On my system I get this:

Running via "squeak": -mmap 1024M -nomixer
Running via "etoys": -encoding UTF-8 -vm-display-x11 -xshm -vm-sound-oss

So these are totally different. For me, "etoys" works much better: sound
works, and it's using the "Etoys" directory to store projects.

You may try to remove the "-vm-display-x11 -xshm " options, or add the
"-mmap 1024M" option by editing the VMOPTIONS line in /usr/games/etoys.
One of these should give you the same performance. Please report back
with your findings.

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  etoys very slow (12.04 LTS) on notebook

Status in “etoys” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  etoys is very slow in Toshiba nb200, nb250 and nb500 notebooks.

  However, if I open etoys from squeak it runs fine.


  Josep Pujadas-Jubany

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