[Wine] Randomly and horribly slow
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sun May 18 14:34:54 CDT 2008
Just as a heads up, I spent days researching this problem before asking, so I hope to not be wasting anyones time. I also asked on the Ubuntu forums with no replies, so I figured it must be a tricky issue that only the creators of Wine can answer.
Some info you may want:
I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04. It works perfectly fine, including 3D. My computer is a 2.2GHz P4, 768MB of RAM, with a Radeon 9200SE. I am dual booting with Windows XP. Yes, I know its bad but I only plan on using this computer for work and its plenty good enough for that. (BTW, this computer is made entirely out of spare parts, I paid nothing for it directly.)
Anyways, I installed Wine and the first program I tried was Trillian (an instant messenger) and it was on my Windows XP partition. Trillian has more options and features than Pidgin so I preferred to use that. It ran fine, so I figured I'd install it. So I ran the setup. I don't remember if I changed anything before I ran the setup but ever since, every single program I run with Wine, even paint, goes horribly slow. It doesn't matter if its 3D or if its practically non graphical at all. I uninstalled Wine, removed the hidden files in my home folder, and even updated it to 1.0 but it still won't do anything. I disabled compiz and that made an unnoticeable performance difference. I tried disabled as many features I could find in Wine's controls, which also did nothing. I did download the recommended packages, I tried Crossover, and I tried PlayOnLinux. None of those did anything. glxgears has a framerate range of about 850, which IMO sounds reasonable for this crappy hardware and should be good enough to handle any basic 2D program, but I could be wrong.
What can I do about this? I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu, I just finished setting up everything just as I want it. Any input is much appreciated.
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