recently I decided to switch from fedora to Debian Sarge. The
installation via the netinstall disk image went through smoothly and I
am a happy new Debain user now.
But: there is a strange performance problem which wasn't there before.
Using Gnome or KDE every couple of seconds the mouse poiner "stumbles",
regardless if I use a USB or ps/2 device. There is also a short delay
moving windows or even displaying text while typing. Moreover smooth
playing of mp3s is not possible - seems to be the same problem.
Using top or similar programs I wasn't able to identify a process which
eats up my system performance. The CPU has something around 5%, load
average around 0.4.
Has anybody encountered similar problems? I would appreciate hints how
to deal with this problem.
Or could it be that the hardware is too old? It's a 700MHz Athlon,
512MB... should be able to play mp3, I think. On fedora, there was a 2.4
kernel, now it's 2.6.8. Naively, I would expected a performance gain.
Thank you for your help!