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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:27 am    Post subject: upgraded xfce4 draws windows S L O W L Y -- SOLVED Reply with quote

I upgraded X11, nvidia, and xfce4 today. Did a 'revdep-rebuild'. The upgraded xfce4 is dog slow. Watching it draw application windows is like watching slow-scan tv. Did an original install of 'lxde', and it has no speed problems drawing windows or anything else. I prefer 'xfce4', so I'd like to get it back to its original drawing speed.

Any Ideas?

Thanks



SOLVED -- turns out the 'Default' theme is a laggy biatch, any of the other installed themes resolved this problem.

Hypnos provided a link to the solution... See "SOLVED " below for the who, what, and where.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hypnos wrote:
one idea


Thanks for the link.

I didn't change anything and I use one of the standard supplied themes, but worth a shot.


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Later, I tried it with the 'default' theme, which would seem likely to be the least user of resources, but there was no change in graphical drawing speed. ;-(


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upgrade to nvidia 295.49 - thread.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulBredbury wrote:
Upgrade to nvidia 295.49 - thread.


it is. I upgraded all the GUI stuff today: nvidia, Xorg, gtk+, xfce4, and a new install of lxde.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing I noticed when I upgraded xfce4, is that xfwm4 did not start automatically the first time I logged in.

Once I started xfwm4 manually and exited, it restarted normally. One quick way to tell if xfwm4 is not running, all the windows that you open do not have the top bar/window decorations.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mistwolf wrote:
One thing I noticed when I upgraded xfce4, is that xfwm4 did not start automatically the first time I logged in.

Once I started xfwm4 manually and exited, it restarted normally. One quick way to tell if xfwm4 is not running, all the windows that you open do not have the top bar/window decorations.

Hope this helps.


Thanks for replying...

I didn't notice a lack of windows decorations, and I think I would have, but I'll keep it in mind and check it out next time I try xfce4.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:04 am    Post subject: Solved!! Reply with quote

mjbjr wrote:
Hypnos wrote:
one idea


Thanks for the link.

I didn't change anything and I use one of the standard supplied themes, but worth a shot.


...

Later, I tried it with the 'default' theme, which would seem likely to be the least user of resources, but there was no change in graphical drawing speed. ;-(


Well, you were correct!!!

Went into xfce4 tonight and changed the theme from the 'Default' to the next one... BINGO!!!... no more lag.

Thank you much for taking the time to respond to my query... much appreciated!
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