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MX is slow after lqast update

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Re: MX is slow after lqast update

#21 Post by Stevo » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:53 pm

It was added to wheezy-backports within the last week, so you won't have it. A quick way to see what you have installed and what's available is

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apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel

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Re: MX is slow after lqast update

#22 Post by Richard » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:49 pm

@Stevo,
Slow is probably just subjective.
My Acer One is older than luck9's but when Windows XP seems peppier than MX,
it probably means something is not right. :)

I will check the netbook on Sunday, when things slow down for me.

Subjectively, my desktop seems more responsive.
Will be back on the netbook next week.

Could you suggest a reasonably simple base-line performance app?
Thought about a benchmark but not sure where to go.
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Re: MX is slow after lqast update

#23 Post by jerry525 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:57 am

@ Stevo: Speed - I use docky, after the update scrolling over the dock was horrible, there was a lot of lag in the way the icons move. Also watching a movie in VLC, the images were not smooth, movement was jittery. Hope I explained this well.
The process: usr/bin/x -dpi $DPI :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch was consuming 5-12% cpu, normally the whole system consumes 1-2% which it is currently doing after the downgrade. I have three computers in the house with the same problem (including my netbook). I'm just glad it all works fine now. ;)

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Re: MX is slow after lqast update

#24 Post by Ocalasun » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:42 am

Greetings....I am having this same problem, however I have a laptop and Radeon. The sgfxi method does not work since it returns an error regarding fglrx which we know is unsupported. Does this still pertain to the stock xorg driver for Radeon. I would much appreciate some help to roll that back if it applies.
Thanks

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#25 Post by kmathern » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:15 am

Ocalasun wrote:Greetings....I am having this same problem, however I have a laptop and Radeon. The sgfxi method does not work since it returns an error regarding fglrx which we know is unsupported. Does this still pertain to the stock xorg driver for Radeon. I would much appreciate some help to roll that back if it applies.
Thanks

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The stock Xorg radeon driver (xserver-xorg-video-ati & xserver-xorg-video-radeon) hasn't had any updates since MX-14's release in March.

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Re: MX is slow after lqast update

#26 Post by ko » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:46 pm

I have been using the xserver-xorg-video-intel update since Sept.28 without any problem whatsoever:

Commit Log for Sun Sep 28 10:57:15 2014

Upgraded the following packages:
linux-compiler-gcc-4.6-x86 (3.14.15-2~bpo70+1) to 3.16.3-2~bpo70+1
linux-libc-dev (3.14.15-2~bpo70+1) to 3.16.3-2~bpo70+1
xserver-xorg-video-intel (2:2.19.0-6) to 2:2.21.15-2~bpo70+1

Intel graphics:
$ lspci -nn|grep -i VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) [8086:2a02] (rev 03)
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Re: MX is slow after lqast update

#27 Post by anticapitalista » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:59 pm

A long shot here, but maybe the newer version works best with the newer 3.14 kernel?
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Re: MX is slow after lqast update

#28 Post by Stevo » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:29 pm

Ocalasun wrote:Greetings....I am having this same problem, however I have a laptop and Radeon. The sgfxi method does not work since it returns an error regarding fglrx which we know is unsupported. Does this still pertain to the stock xorg driver for Radeon. I would much appreciate some help to roll that back if it applies.
Thanks

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We have a backported set of fglrx drivers in the MEPIS community test repo that works fine, even for kernels up to 3.16 so far. For these, skip sgfxi and use the Debian wiki method:

https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary

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Re: MX is slow after lqast update

#29 Post by kmathern » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:01 pm

The sgfxi method does not work since it returns an error regarding fglrx which we know is unsupported.
Sgfxi might be returning an error because Ocalasun's videocard needs to use a legacy fglrx driver, if that's the case the backported fglrx driver in the testrepo probably won't work.


What does the following return? (it lists the videocard's pci id, with that I can check if it needs to use the legacy driver)

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lspci -nn|grep -i VGA

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Re: MX is slow after lqast update

#30 Post by Ocalasun » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:37 pm

Thanks for the replies...

$ lspci -nn|grep -i VGA
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series] [1002:9712]



Thanks for trying to sort this out for me.

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