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Old 5th September 2010, 05:36 PM
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GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

Alright, on my last Linux installation I know I did not get graphics lag this bad.

So I go to move a window around, Nautilus, Firefox, a Terminal, and when I move it it takes a second to reach the location and refresh on my screen, and if I move my mouse within that time period then it will move the window somewhere I did not want it.

I disabled Smooth Scrolling in Preferences => Advanced => General for Firefox but I do not think it helped. It takes ages to scroll to where I want it and by the time it gets there it keeps going because I scrolled too many times. I receive scrolling lag on seemly any document of text, this includes gedit as well.

I'm working on finding out what graphics card I have so I can see if it has Linux drivers. I know it is an ATI, but I have no idea how to get its name using Linux commands.

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Old 6th September 2010, 07:25 PM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

The graphics card is embedded in the motherboard, so my graphics are the best they can be. Isn't there a theme that is not as glossy as the Fedora default?
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Old 11th September 2010, 01:05 AM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

So no one else with built-in graphics cards get lag on Fedora?
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Old 18th September 2010, 07:54 PM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

So no one else has extremely slow moving windows in Fedora?
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Old 19th September 2010, 09:05 AM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

I'm experiencing the same thing.....
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Old 19th September 2010, 09:39 AM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

Does no one have any information nor and way to tone down the appearance of Fedora or something? Windows should not lag this much.
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Old 19th September 2010, 05:01 PM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

Quote:
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I'm working on finding out what graphics card I have so I can see if it has Linux drivers. I know it is an ATI, but I have no idea how to get its name using Linux commands.
Code:
lspci -v
should do the trick.

What kind of general hardware are you running?

Ron Rogers Jr. (CronoCloud)
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Old 19th September 2010, 11:58 PM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

Hello PatPeter and JamesR,

One of my FC13 installations is on a VERY CHEAP netbook with integrated graphics .. and it runs GREAT! I suspect that neither of you have correctly set up the graphics driver for the chipset on the mobo.

Please post as much information about your hardware as you can. I'm sure I or someone else can help you get things running a little smoother!

Have fun!


oxala

P.S. There is a program "lshw-gui", that can help you discover what hardware you have. It must be run as the "root" user. Your graphics device will probably appear under a "PCI Bridge".

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Old 20th September 2010, 07:32 AM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

From lspci -v, I found the following entry:

Code:
00:04.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: Dell Device 01eb
    Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 44
    Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
    I/O ports at cc00 [size=256]
    Memory at ef9f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at ef900000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
    Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb
I've done my research on the ES1000 but it was all about Windows and drivers for it, not Linux.
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Old 20th September 2010, 08:14 AM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

There is some information in the radeon driver man page about the ES1000, such as that DRI is turned off by default. But at the end there are some links to resources where you might be able to get help, like http://www.x.org/wiki/radeon. There's also a mailing list.
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Old 20th September 2010, 02:22 PM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

Hello PatPeter,

The reason your gnome is slow:

Quote:
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb
I am not familiar with the ES1000. I would suggest posting a question to the hardware forum, specifically asking how to install/configure the correct driver for this gpu. I think that there may be some useful guides available at the top of the hardware forum.

Take care,


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Old 22nd September 2010, 05:15 AM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

I could just ask the mods to move this topic to Hardware Discussion. Anyone know who the cool awesome mods are here that will do that for you?
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Old 4th October 2010, 02:05 AM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

So no one else has really bad window refresh rates when they move?
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Old 9th November 2010, 05:26 AM
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Re: GNOME Windows Lag on Move and Scrolling Lags

WOW!
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!

So, I changed my screen resolution from 1680x1050 to 1440x900 and it fixed not only this problem but a problem I had with my VNC.

I kind of knew that changing my screen resolution may fix this problem, that or changing from 75 Hz to 60 Hz if I was on 75 Hz (always 60 Hz), but I hate 1400x900, don't ask.

That, and I came from CentOS, where 1680x1050 worked perfect, I mean, how could such a beautiful operating system as Fedora come in second?

Anyway, problem solved. If anyone else has this problem try changing your screen resolution.
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