Noticable Delays Since Beta 3

Doug White dwhite at
Mon Oct 11 10:36:14 PDT 2004

On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 cpghost at wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 12:54:50PM -0600, Ryan Sommers wrote:
> > > Under X (using xfce4), the mouse freezes for a few seconds in random
> > > windows (indepedent of the program), then it jumps back up to life
> > > after 2 to 5 seconds. This happens even when the mouse is currently
> > > being moved (so it's not the X server being swapped in so somesuch).
> > > The cursor freezes while in motion, and it reappears a few seconds later
> > > an another location.
> >
> Good idea, but no. I'm sitting at the console. The box is connected
> via ethernet (sis driver). There's no wireless card involved. BTW,
> USB is also not in use, so that's not the reason.
> The problem seems to be identical, wether the box is idle or busy
> (currently running portupgrade -akrRf since 8 hours). When busy,
> the box feels just a little more sluggish than before, but those
> delays are the same, wether idle or busy. They also never happened
> before, even when compiling qt etc... This is something new.
> There are no console messages.

My -stable machine doesn't have this problem, so its not something global

If you can reproduce it easily,, try running vmstat to a file then
reproduce, then check the output and see what spikes up.

I run kde on my -stable box, but I can switch over to windowmaker easy

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