On Wednesday 18 February 2009 20:03:52 Anne Wilson wrote:
On Wednesday 18 February 2009 19:50:09 Eli Wapniarski wrote:
> Maybe you could describe what the problem is. Maybe including the
> hardware embedded in the laptop (ie video card, cpu type, memory etc.)
Basically, I had been seeing increasing slowdowns of many functions,
including long pauses before kmail could send a message out (and during
which no other activity was possible). These could last anything up to
around 15 seconds. It had proved impossible to find a pattern to the
behaviour. I could have been suffering from this for hours, then suddenly
one or two messages would depart promptly.
All this was on the Acer Aspire One, which has an Intel Mobile 945GME
Express graphics unit. I had desktop effects enabled, but was only using
'dim inactive windows'. Two days ago I decided to try changing the
compositing type from OpenGL to XRender. The improvement was immediate and
obvious. It isn't perfect, but it's a great deal better.
I know that information is being gathered about various display card
problems. I want to add this one to the collection, and to point out the
workaround. FWIW, at least one other user that I have talked to has had a
similar result though the details differ. He will add his information to
I only see pauses when using kmail. Sometimes it pause for no obvious reasons
(no disc activity FWIW).