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Re: gnome slowdown

On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, Frank Preut wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 03:02:09PM +0200, Frank Preut wrote:
> > hello,
> > 	after i finally solved my sound problems in gnome, the bugger is
> > gnawing at my nerves again.. now it slows down in a very haphazard
> > manner.. first of all it seems to start up slower than before..
> > secondly, applications might load normally but then take minutes to shut
> > down.. or they "sleep" for some 15 seconds or so before they continue..
> > the whole thing is very slow to respond most of the time.. i'm on
> > testing and i recently upgraded X to the infamous 4.1-7 release and my
> > kernel to 2.4.10-686 and i wonder whether anyone else is seeing this
> > kind of problem.. the machine (a pII-350 with 256M) isn't the fastest on
> > the planet but it was much more bearable before..

I just installed unstable freshly, including GNOME.  I noticed that GNOME
was *totally* useless if esd wasn't running.  Nautilus would hang for
15-30 seconds at a stretch, as would Galeon.  Logging out was impossible
or took a very long time.  Generally nothing worked properly.

After compiling and installing ALSA, apt-get installing esound, and adding
myself to group "audio", GNOME was clipping right along.

I think that GNOME should not depend on esound to run properly, especially
given that many people have no sound output device.


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