Low speed of running win-application under Wine
craig at nospam.postnewspapers.nobotstothisaddressdelme.com.au
Fri Oct 5 13:01:21 CDT 2001
Andrey Simonenko wrote:
> Hi All,
> It is normal that Windows applications run _very_ slow
> under Wine? I'm talking about simple application, like
> notepad, winmine.
I've been able to run some pretty serious stuff (games inc Diablo II,
Homeworld Cataclysm, Counter-Strike, bits of MS Office 2000 etc) at
reasonable and useable speeds sometimes almost comprable to native win32
execution. So its not a general wine thing... unless your definition of
"slow" is like some of the users I admin for here at work :-/
Try removing access to removable and network media via .wine/config as
wine often tries repeatedly to access cds/floppies/network, times out,
tries again next time the app calls whatever syscall (notable in notepad
"open file" dialog).
Alternately it could be gobbling enough RAM to have to run partially out
of swap (*ugh*) but I expect you'd notice that one and it shouldn't
happen with small apps anyway should it (or could *lots* of fonts cause
this?? I'm no expert - help!).
My system is an AMD Duron 650 running linux-2.4.10 && XFree86-4.1.0 with
debian(sid) and 300+ mb RAM so its not exactly overpowered and yet most
things run genuinely fast under wine.
I hate to suggest this (no flame pls) but _JUST FOR TESTING_ have you
tried it under linux on the same machine (perhaps its trying to do
something odd with /proc??). I don't know BSD so PLEASE don't kill me if
this is nonsense!
Hope I could help at least a little
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