For responsiveness, I'd recommend the -ck kernel. Its tuned for desktop
interactivity. ANd I hate to start a CFLAG war, but you say things are
slow when switching windows, which means some stuff may be going in and
out of swap...You didn't compile with the -O3 flag did you?
On Thu, 2005-06-30 at 14:19 -0300, gramhorst@... wrote:
> Thank again! I will do just that, as I have plenty of space on my hd.
> As I'm relatively new to Linux, I've been playing around with different alternatives. Of course Gentoo was the choice after some tries and yes, I've built my own kernel, from stage1.
> So far, XFCE4 with some light and fast theme (glider, for instance) seems to be fair enough for what i do.
> Although I've emerged OOo, as you say is overkill. Abiword is pretty fine.
> But I still don't have the responsiveness while using one application, that I had with windoze XP on the same system. Of course you wouldn't compare the stability, security, design, etc that Linux and particularily Gentoo offers, but I think that with the right tuning, at least I could get the same responsiveness.
> For instance, I use Thunderbird for mail and RSS, but I find it extremely slow, mainly when switching windows (write mail, go back to inbox, move to folder dragging-and-dropping, etc).
> The concern I have is that after emerging so many things, perhaps it will be a good idea to build a _new_ gentoo system with just what I want/choose.
> I will do the tests and anything worth comenting I will follow-up here.
> Thanks again.
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> De: Jonathan Smith <email@example.com>
> Fecha: Miércoles, Junio 29, 2005 6:39 pm
> Asunto: Re: [gentoo-performance] Resources for Gentoo Desktop Performance Tuning
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> > gramhorst@... wrote:
> > > Thank you Jonathan... so perhaps moving to jfs could make it? It
> > seems from googling around that its CPU usage is constantly low.
> > Any experiences with it?
> > > Thanks in advance, Willy.
> > >
> > i have no experience with that. on my servers, i use xfs, and it does
> > well. on my lower end machines and desktops i run ext3. even though it
> > is "old" and "slow", it seems to work the best for me
> > personally, i would wipe my harddrive, try out a couple of FSs and see
> > which you like. overall, though, FS choice isn't going to be the
> > biggestdeal on your system. i would make sure to make sure you use
> > a minimal
> > set of use flags (note: minimal set != the minimal use flag) and be
> > sureto use a small and fast WM. also, be wary of running large
> > bemoths like
> > OOo all the time, and be sure, as always, to excise unnecessary
> > processes.
> > if you have not already done so, rolling your own kernel is a _must_.
> > ensure that nothing is built into the kernel that isn't needed.
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