Alternatives to ubuntu?
gomadtroll at gci.net
Tue Jan 3 22:32:19 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 03 January 2006 08:44, Filip Svendsen wrote:
> On 1/3/06, Will H. Backman <whb at ceimaine.org> wrote:
> > Filip Svendsen wrote:
> > > I realize this is probably one of the worst possible places to ask
> > > this, but I'm looking for an alternative to Ubuntu. My problem is
> > > that the interface feels so incredibly sluggish. I'm not talking
> > > about startup times of apps, which really doesn't bother me at all;
> > > it's the responsiveness of apps after they've started. In
> > > particular firefox is incredibly slow, compared to under windows
> > > 2000.
> > >
> > > I really don't want to go back to windows again, so I'm interested
> > > in if anybody knows how well gnome and firefox runs under for
> > > example gentoo?
> > > Are their other performance-minded distros out there?
> > > --
> > > Venlig hilsen
> > > Filip Svendsen
> > Perhaps the question should be: How do I troubleshoot performance
> > problems in Ubuntu.
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> That's a pretty good point.
> I have:
> - an amd-64 2800+, and I use the k7 kernel
> - a Radeon 9800, for which I use the fglrx driver, with acceleration
> And when I use firefox or any of the gnome/gtk+ programs, it feels
> like I'm back on my old duron 700 MHz... :(
You very well might be. The AMD64 series of cpu's have PowerNow, power
saving features, not sure if running a K7 kernel enables these or not,
the 'powernowd' package does this. My AMD64 4400+ runs at 1.0ghz most of
the time using the ondemand govenor. The 'cpufrequtils' package has two
parts, sets freq & govenor, shows info on the current conditions.
> Everything is super snappy when I'm in windows 2000...
> What do I do?
> Venlig hilsen
> Filip Svendsen
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