Re: Gnome3 slowing down.

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM, G. Michael Carter
<mikey carterfamily ca> wrote:
> Card and Model for the record.
> Tried a : NV44A [GeForce 6200] and RV710 [Radeon HD 4350]
> Also for the record.  The NV44A [GeForce 6200] works fine in another
> computer.  Actually tried in two and it works fine.
> Drivers tried both opensource and proprietary.   Same results.  In this
> computer only it's an issue.  The computer is a Dell PowerEdge 840.
> And before you say it's configuration.   I used the same kickstart file to
> build all my computers, and tried reloading this PC, same results.
> Michael

OK, this sounds like a hardware issue, not a GNOME3 issue.

Eliminating all the variables is the first step in tech support: if
you have any PCI cards or external USB cards, try removing or
replacing them (just swap with another machine). Try swapping the
memory with another computer, and only leaving one stick plugged in if
you have more than one.

> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM, Milan Bouchet-Valat <nalimilan club fr>
> wrote:
>> Le vendredi 24 juin 2011 à 15:34 -0400, G. Michael Carter a écrit :
>> <snip>
>> > Problem remains even after gnome-shell is rebooted.   start closing
>> > all the applications and it got much better.  This time still not back
>> > to the original speed but still under 1sec.
>> >
>> > If I log out completely I'm good again.
>> The Shell memory usage is quite correct (there are probably a few leaks,
>> but nothing terrible), and no app is using much RAM. Actually, I've had
>> a look at the output of free again, and I think the problem is with the
>> cache size: 2183MB!
>> I've experienced this in the past with development versions of
>> that leaked memory. So I suspect this comes from your video driver, but
>> I have absolutely no idea how to debug this further. You might ask for
>> help on #xorg on, or file a bug. What's your card
>> model, for the record? You can try using another one if there's the
>> choice (e.g. with NVidia Nouveau vs. proprietary), just to check.
>> Regards
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