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I have 3ddesktop installed on my laptop, and it runs fine untill I start gaim. After that, it lags horibly! It doesnt matter if I close gaim, it continues to lag untill I restart the computer. Help!
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UPDATE: After some more searching, it turns out its NOT gaim that is the problem! It happens when I begin to use the 4th desktop. This leads me to believe that it is a memory problem. Any thoughts?
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get more memory?
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It is probably a memory problem then. It is trying to get rid of one of the old deskstops to load the new one. All of this at once, and it is probably lagging the laptop up pretty bad.
    
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So, is it a problem with my system RAM, CPU cache or video RAM? I am asuming video RAM here, so do you think increasing the apature size (if possible) would help? I only have 32 MB of on-board video RAM.
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i'd say get more system ram
if it still lags then increase the apature size
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post #7 of 10
Only the 4th desktop...hrm. Strange, to say the least.

Does CPU usage go up to like, 100%? What exactly is the lag like? Unresponsiveness? Laggy window movement? I'd check out system monitor or whatever to check out what command is eating up the cpu (run 'top' in the terminal).
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He's not using Windows, he's using Linux...

I'd suggest doing what ouroboros said and then posting us the output. That is an odd problem though. It sounds like some program is just eating up system resource.
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i bet it's low framerate.

i get this when i'm watching a movie and unraring another movie at the same time... or when i'm encoding video, rendering a video, or compiling a package.

anyway, what are your conf settings for:
texturesize
default_background_texturesize
autoacquire

?

check these by doing $cat /etc/3ddesktop.conf (yours might be somewhere else in /etc)

and do you run 3ddeskd before doing desktop switching?
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