[scribus] Speed and CPU

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Fri Jun 12 18:27:05 CEST 2009

On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 13:46:47 +0200
Jan Schrewe <jschrewe at googlemail.com> dijo:

> Am Freitag 12 Juni 2009 04:11:32 schrieb John Jason Jordan:
> > 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 this computer is not that far out of date.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.

> Which means that there is another problem and that it's not the CPU speed 
> (which fits with scribus not using a lot of CPU in top). I rather doubt that 
> usind a faster computer is going to help.
> Which system are you using? And is it self compiled or installed from a 
> package?

It is 1.3.5 Rc2, installed from the scribus repository right after
Craig? put it up there. But Scribus has always been slow, including all
previous versions. I also have installed (although I no longer
use it) and it is also slow.

If all versions are slow, and others with similar equipment report
faster speeds, then the problem must be something related to the OS.

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