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Re: [SLE] SuSE 9.1: Several annoying problems...
  • From: Frederic Soulier <frederic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 20:13:13 +0100
  • Message-id: <1084561993.5814.29.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 20:03, Clayton wrote:
> On Friday 14 May 2004 21:00, Frederic Soulier wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Several problems I'm having with SuSE 9.1 that really annoys
> > the hell out of me ;)
> >
> > Note: I have applied all updates that were made available via
> > YOU.
> >
> >
> > #1 Evolution is dog slow when running from KDE
> > ==============================================
> > I've already mentioned that on this list but it seems I'm the
> > only one... My box is a dual P3 (733 Mhz). Evolution has never
> > been that slow with any Linux installation I've made on this
> > box.
> >
> > frederic@wallaby:~> uname -a
> > Linux wallaby 2.6.4-54.5-smp #1 SMP Fri May 7 21:30:47 UTC
> > 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> >
> >
> > #2 Font problems
> > ================
> > Setting in KDE:
> > General Bitstream Vera Sans 9
> > Fixed width Bitstream Vera Sans Mono 9
> > Toolbar Bitstream Vera Sans 9
> > Menu Bitstream Vera Sans 9
> > Window Title Bitstream Vera Sans 9
> > Taskbar Bitstream Vera Sans 6
> > Desktop augie 11
> >
> > In the Fonts (Control Center), Bitstream Vera Sans 6 for the
> > taskbar looks absolutly tiny yet in the taskbar in the kicker
> > panel they look like a font size 8.
> > The font in the K Menu looks like a size 12 when it should be
> > a size 9 according to the control center.
> > The Augie font on the desktop looks like a size 13 instead of
> > 11
> >
> >
> > #3 Screensaver settings
> > =======================
> > Changing the screen saver (and applying) has no effect unless
> > I log out of KDE and back again...
> >
> >
> > For crying out loud, looking at evolution redrawing everything
> > in slow motion is just unbearable?!?!!?
> >
> > My overall impression (I'm not saying it is the same for
> > everybody) is that SuSE 9,1 in general is slower that my
> > Mandrake 9.2 with kernel 2.4.x...
> >
> > Now don't get me wrong I like what I've seen and YAST is a
> > formidable tool but I was expecting a better QA from SuSE...
> >
> > --
> > Frederic Soulier <frederic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>
>
>
> Interesting... I've got the exact polar opposite - SuSE Linux has
> never been so snappy and responsive as it is with 9.1. My main
> install is on a Centrino based laptop, and installed on a
> Celeron 500 based laptop yesterday, and it was zippy there too.
>
> C.

Could it be the SMP kernel?
Maybe...

/Frederic


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