[scribus] Speed and CPU

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Fri Jun 12 04:11:32 CEST 2009

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 01:24:55 +0200
Jan Schrewe <jschrewe at googlemail.com> dijo:

> You can always switch to full speed with: "cpufreq-selector -g performance"
> "cpufreq-selector -g ondemand" switches back to powersaving mode (which is 
> usually a good idea for a laptop).

The "performance" command worked, although I am now at 2 GHz always.
Scribus is a slight bit faster, but not remarkably. Some things are
quite a bit faster - selecting/deselecting an object for example. Other
things are changed very little, if at all, like grouping/ungrouping
objects. And video redisplay remains the same slow redraw speed. That
probably is related to the video chip, though.

If my CPU is now running at the max all the time and Scribus remains
slow, then it may be that I just need to get a faster computer. Still,
this computer is not that far out of date. It's hard to believe that my
favorite program needs a CPU > 2 GHz.

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