Re: (ximian) Gnome 1.4 - Lurkers feedback

Renze de Ruiter wrote:
> On 01 May 2001 15:50:17 +1200, Rob Brown-Bayliss wrote:
> > Perhapse, but nautilus is a dog even when not viewing web pages.  I have
> > a PII300 with 96meg of ram, and nautilus takes (just took, I timed it)
> > 47 seconds to open. 40 secondss before it even displyed a window.  If I
> > dint not know better I would have thought I had miss-cliked teh icon!
> Bizarre.  I have a PII266 with 64MB of RAM and I don't have to wait
> anywhere near this long. Nautilus takes about 5 seconds to display a
> window for the first time, and maybe 8-10 seconds to load.
> > Also, memusage, before I installed Evolution and mozilla I never used to
> > consume swap mem, but with evo open, and two mozilla windows and about 2
> > 3rds (of 256meg swap) is used as well.  MAkes everything run like more
> > of a dog!
> I experience minimal usage of swap when launching Gnome 1.4 (with
> Nautilus).  It does tend to grow a little (I have 128MB of swap, and it
> might use 10%) when launching Mozilla.  Evolution (which I'm using right
> now), has no effect on swap at all.
> > Is GNOME targeted at normal users, or is it moving towards the elite,
> > only those with 512 meg of ram on a dual 1ghz machine?
> Sounds like you have some other issues going on.  Is the hardware in
> your machine properly supported by Linux?

I am running XFree86 from CVS (4.0.99.x) and use the latest development
Linux kernel (2.4.4).  Evolution is really slow for me.  Mozilla also 
grinds away on many common operations (openning, compacting e-mail
rendering some pages, etc).

Are you folks who are seeing (relatively) snappy Nautilus performance
all running Linux 2.2.x?  Perhaps Linux kernel 2.4.x is just handling
swapping really badly.


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