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GNOME on SuSE 9.0 is slow

Last post: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 7:25 AM by Brian, 3 reply

Thursday, April 1, 2004 2:19 AM - Thomas

GNOME on SuSE 9.0 is slow


using Xmanager on WinXP accessing GNOME 2.2.2 on SuSE 9.0 is slow, esp. with scrolling in a gnome-terminal. Switching to fvwm2 on the gdm is fine, so there must be something in the communication between the GNOME system and the Xmanager. Any hints?

-- Thomas
Friday, April 2, 2004 6:05 PM - Support

Re: GNOME on SuSE 9.0 is slow

Gnome is getting complex and very slow for most programs in it. Especially the gnome-terminal is unusable even on the console. This is an issue of all Linux distributions. It may be improved in the future version of Linux.

Meanwhile we recommend you to use an "xterm" instead the "gnome-terminal". You can run the xterm on any terminal window like this:

$ xterm &

The fvwm2 opens an xterm as a default terminal program. So, it looks fast than Gnome.

Hope this helps you.

Technical Support
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 6:27 AM - Tom K

Re: GNOME on SuSE 9.0 is slow

Make sure you're not using SSH with the 1.3.9 series - it's terribly slow.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 7:25 AM - Brian

Re: GNOME on SuSE 9.0 is slow

I have had the same problem. It works great on Fedora Core 1, or RedHat 9, but with SuSE 9.0, it is very slow.

I am using XManager 1.3.9

I have tried XManager 2.0 beta and get same results.

Also, I cant believe there is still no GLX support in XManager. The other competitors have had it for a while now.