[Scribus] speed problem once more
Fri Apr 15 09:11:15 CEST 2005
just to make shure, there is no hardware/ configuration issue:
What is the output of the following command (as root):
hdparm -t /dev/hda3
Timing buffered disk reads: 162 MB in 3.04 seconds = 53.25 MB/sec
(60 GB Harddisk, 7200 rpm)
(Instead of hda3 type the name of the partition, where you store your files.
To find out the correct name, type
Are you shure, more than 10% of your diskspace is free?
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 514404 267360 247044 0 3072 120756
-/+ buffers/cache: 143532 370872
Swap: 530136 56 530080
In my case I have 370872 Bytes free memory (this is the number, that
If you work with a large amount of text, you should edit it using the
There is a known speed issue if you edit text in the WYSIWYG mode, it
will be improved
a little bit in the 1.3 version of scribus.
>i have a strange problem using scribus and am curious if any one will know
>what may by going on. first i have to say that i'm completely new to linux
>(switched from windows few weeks ago). i was quite enthusiastic about
>possibility of using free dtp program and it's great that there is such a
>project and is developing. unfortunatelly i soon noticed that scribus
>performance on my system puts into question a possibility of using it.
>i've searched the archive a bit and found other people reporting speed
>issues but in this case the behaviour is i think quite different. when i
>put some text frames on the page it starts to work very slowly, i.e.
>display is very slow (and it is only on pages with the text). it doesn't
>seem to be connected with any particular order of joined frames (as sb
>described here) nor with any particular feature. the slowness just grows
>proportionally to the amount of text and to complexity of formating. it
>also seems independent on fonts used. what is most curious is that pdf
>exported displays just as slowly (in adobe reader 7, but also on windows)
>or even slower. the frames appear slugishly one by one and sometimes even
>cause adobe to stop responding for a while. similar pdf made earlier with
>pagemaker displays without problems virtually in real time.
>i have madrake 10.1 official, athlon 64, 1gb ram
>i tried the version provided by mandrake ass well as 1.2.2cvs rpm for mdk
>from the repository linked on scribus website. i also by some miracle
>managed to compile from sources and to compile ghostscript 8.50 and gave
>the path to it in sribus, everything according to the instructions on
>scribus site and it's exactly the same.
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