Interactivity problems

b. f. bf1783 at
Mon Jul 12 10:43:09 UTC 2010

>I use -current on my laptop as my regular X platform, and for the last
>few months I've been noticing that interactivity problems have been
>getting a lot worse, by which I mean that if I have something running in
>the background that is either disk or cpu intensive, anything else I try
>to do on the system suffers. The most usual symptom is painfully slow
>refresh times on windows, skipping audio, jumpy mouse, etc. These
>problems persist even if I nice the hungry process.

Does it only happen when X is running?  Have you tried using gsched(8)
to see if that helps when disk activity is involved?


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