Alternatives to ubuntu?
filipncs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 23:30:35 UTC 2006
On 1/3/06, Greg Madden <gomadtroll at gci.net> wrote:
> 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.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > ubuntu-users mailing list
> > > ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> > > http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
> > 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
> > on.
> > 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
> Greg Madden
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> ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Wow, I've never considered that posibility before.
I installed the cpufrequtils package, and cpufreq-info reports:
"analyzing CPU 0:
no or unknown cpufreq driver is active on this CPU"
So I think this isn't the case. But thanks for the heads up. Like I've
mentioned in another mail, I just switched to firefox 1.5, the version
directly from mozilla, which solved my main problem.
But thinking about the problem a little, it's as though there is only
2d-acceleration some of the time; I will try to figure when/why this
Does anybody know a good technique for telling if renderaccel is
active at a given time?
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