- From: Kjartan Maraas <kmaraas broadpark no>
- To: Davyd Madeley <davyd madeley id au>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: gnome-screensaver
- Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 23:05:36 +0100
tir, 07,.02.2006 kl. 14.55 +0800, skrev Davyd Madeley:
> On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 07:53:15AM +0100, Kjartan Maraas wrote:
> > tir, 07,.02.2006 kl. 12.10 +0800, skrev Davyd Madeley:
> > > I see that both Ubuntu Dapper and Fedora Core 5 test 2 are shipping
> > > with gnome-screensaver now.
> > >
> > > Having now used both of them, does it seem slow for anyone else? It
> > > seems that something has gone astray once or twice and forced me to
> > > have to change vt and kill the process to get my session back.
> > >
> > I've seen the lock screen dialog taking 20-30 seconds to give me a
> > username entry and ended up disabling locking.
> That is certainly unacceptable I think.
I tested again now and the bug is gone here at least.
> > > I didn't manage to get anything useful debugging-wise from it, does
> > > anyone know the story here?
> > >
> > > If we have a screensaver that you can't get away from, we should
> > > consider not including this module during this release cycle.
> > >
> > I think there were some problems with fontconfig recently that caused
> > slowness in many apps, could this be one of them maybe?
> > AFAIK it has been fixed in the latest updates.
> Don't seem to be having problems with other applications (in fact
> many things are quite snappy, large Cairo-exposes excluded of
> course). I've also noticed this on Dapper, which did not have
> fontconfig issues that I noticed.
> These issues should be addressed before we consider including this
> as a blessed Desktop module.
Do you have the latest fontconfig stuff for Ubuntu? I think they have
updates there that should fix it *if* it is the same problem I was
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