Interface lag in Ubuntu 9.10
huw at synapticsilence.net
Tue Nov 17 11:36:40 UTC 2009
Hi Avi, thanks for your reply. I should point out that I'm not a very technical user; I use Ubuntu (or Linux in general) simply because I prefer it to Windows...which I only keep around for gaming. :)
> Which bit is slow? Just the grub bit?
> I've never even seen the new grub in real life, but there does seem to
> have been a lot of obsessing over bootchart with this release, which I
> gather records which parts of booting took the longest.
After my system POSTs, the message "GRUB is loading" or words to that effect appears, which I barely saw with previous versions of Ubuntu, but now appears for a good few seconds before the menu appears. After making my selection in the menu it takes another second before disappearing and handing over to Ubuntu. It's not *that* annoying but it adds to startup time and I'd like to fix it if possible.
> Which graphics card have you got, and which driver are you using? Do
> you have compiz enabled, or any other GUI fanciness?
I use an nVidia Geforce 7600GT with whatever was the latest nVidia driver suggested by the hardware device manager but I'm 95% certain the interface lag was occurring before installing the driver. No Compiz or anything like that. I don't use those anyway.
> Are X or GDM writing anything interesting to their logs?
Don't know, I'll have to take a look tonight but I'm not sure I'd be able to discern what is interesting anyway. ;)
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