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Re: Slow window repaint under 'Etch'

On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 14:36:53 +0000, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
> Hello All,
> Can anyone suggest a starting point for me to analyse the very slow 
> repaint of windows following an unidentified update of 'Etch'? By very 
> slow I mean that dragging a window across the screen results in quite 
> impressive staggering of the window, suggestive of high alcohol 
> intake:-) Performance in all other respects seems fine.
> Relevant factors are: Gnome, ViewSonic LCD screen with ATI X700 graphics 
> card running on an AMD Athlon 64 3200+.
> Running similar software on 800MHz Pentium III systems - i.e. much 
> slower machines - but with a different graphics card and a glass screen 
> results in normal performance.
> My guess is that something in 'X' has gone amiss, but all upgrades are 
> current on all machines, so the only obvious place of difference seems 
> to be xorg.conf. Does this make sense?
> Thanks for any pointers including, if necessary, RTFM (with a hint as to 
> which 'M').

I would first check the xorg log for error messages and warnings, for
example by running

egrep '^\((EE|WW)\)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Post the output of this command here if you cannot make sense of it


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