Re: Weird behaviour - resize of konsoles has 2s delay
Valerio Passini wrote:
> Alle martedì 25 agosto 2009, jedd ha scritto:
>> Hi Valerio,
>> Thanks for your suggestion, and your xorg device section.
>> I copied that into my xorg, replacing my existing sections for
>> my two 8600's.
>> It just took 8 seconds to resize an empty (apart from a prompt)
>> konsole that occupied a third of the screen.
>> That is, I click and hold the top edge, and move the mouse up or
>> down, and then wait.
>> 8 seconds! Hot dang!
>> I've counted up to 11 seconds in some cases, but it usually
>> hovers around the 3-6 second mark.
>> I'm not convinced it's a KDE 4 problem, but it doesn't seem like an
>> X problem simply because it is affecting konsole and, seemingly,
>> nothing else. I think I saw a bit of tardy response from okular,
>> but that hasn't been repeatable. It doesn't appear to be text-
>> based, as this email window (kmail) can resize very quickly.
>> Ditto other applications I use (OOo, quanta, konq, iceweasel,
>> amarok) -- all of them tend to be text-heavy.
>> I modified my konsole settings - for several years I've used the
>> dark/transparent background - but I went back to something
>> more conservative just on the off-chance. No change.
>> I made the changes that thread you posted suggested - these
>> were nvidia-settings from a user-level account - and again, no
>> Remember, I'm on a quad-core box, 2GB ram, very little happening
>> on the CPU front (trickling along at 8% on average), and one monitor.
>> 7 seconds - consistently! - just to resize one type of application
>> is a particularly curious little bug.
>> Hence I was interested if anyone else around these parts is seeing
>> anything similar. It's looking like I might be on my own, though.
> Sorry for replying just now, I've been away. Have you the same problem on both
> your PCs? Have you tried to login with a fresh account just to check that this
> is not a problem related to configuration? My PC has half the power
> of your and it's always smooth so your problem is really weird ;).
> Other things I suggest to check are:
> Compositing type: OpenGL
> Mark Enable Direct Rendering
> Unmark Use Vsync
> OpenGL mode Texture from pixmaps
> Let me know your progresses
I have a a 8600GT on my desktop, and I don't experience this issue at
all. But, on my laptop which is running the fglrx driver I have the
exact same behavior with konsole (around 5-9sec to resize). Both are
up-to-date Debian Squeeze kde4 (kernel 2.6.30), with the more or less
the same effects enabled, and both with bare xorg.conf, but the laptop
is running Sid xorg and fglrx.
I was thinking it was just a matter of fglrx performing poorly with my
hardware, but your message makes me think there's another problem behind
this. I will try to test the setting and isolate the difference in kde4
configuration between the two computers, but I think they are almost the
Your not alone in weird-land ;-)