Re: Gnome3 slowing down.
- From: "Jasper St. Pierre" <jstpierre mecheye net>
- To: "G. Michael Carter" <mikey carterfamily ca>
- Cc: gnome-shell-list <gnome-shell-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Gnome3 slowing down.
- Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:14:59 -0400
On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 3:26 PM, G. Michael Carter
<mikey carterfamily ca> wrote:
> Defiantly NOT a Gnome 3 issue. Gnome 3 is just the symptom. Just figured
> on this DL you'd have greater knowledge on what Gnome 3 is using to narrow
> the component.
> "Eliminating all the variables is the first step in tech support". If we
> further this then it's not a hardware issue. More software talking to some
> of the hardware. So for the record I tried swapping all I could. Nothing
> worked. Also if it's a hardware issue, doing a pkill gdm (or just log
> out/in again) shouldn't fix the issue. I suspect it's some component
> related to the motherboard.
> My only thought now is what drivers are in use or feature is being activated
> that would be different in this computer. I've logged a detailed bug with
> the Xorg, but my history with these bugs is it's not going to get looked at.
> I'll try the IRC when I have time to actually sit and work on this issue.
> Thanks for what direction I have received so far. Every little bit has me
> closer to the problems *smile*
Even if swapping all the hardware you tested didn't solve it, that's
still extremely valuable information: that hardware didn't cause it.
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre mecheye net>
>> 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 X.org
>> >> 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 irc.freenode.org, 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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