[Techtalk] Slowly-scrolling scrollbars.

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Mon Oct 29 14:02:18 UTC 2007

aesop at fables.co.za wrote:
> Hi,
> I have searched the Abiword archives and my almost 2 year back archives of techtalk, so no 
> guides there.
> I recently installed Slackware 10 on a P200MMX with 128Mb
> I have used both Gnome and FVWM window managers but the result is the same.
> When I click on the scoll bar and use this to go down through my document the scrolling is 
> extremely slow, painfully unuseably so.
> If I use the down arrow to move the cursor down, then once it gets to the bottom of the page it 
> too slows to a halt. The text can hardly crawl up from the bottom!
> The PgUp/Dn buttons are slow.
> Gnumeric is faster, but not fast. All sorts of other things like screen savers seem to go at a 
> reasonable speed. I see that I am using less than half of the memory even when running the 
> system monitor
> Do you think I have a video card problem? It actually has an onboard S3 chip and I set this at 
> about 4096 in the Xconfig file up from a lower value and no change.
> Any suggestions welcome. What gives?
> Thanks
> Anne
Hi Anne,

can you check cpu usage while you are doing this?



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