[kwlug-disc] debian 5.0 (lenny) install goes faster by moving the mouse?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Jun 5 13:23:30 EDT 2009
On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, Chris Frey wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 12:12:54PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > no hard drive activity. i was fairly careful -- when a package
> > was being configured and was taking more than just a few seconds,
> > i'd verify that neither the HD nor the DVD drive were active.
> > the instant i moved the mouse, zoom, progress! stop the mouse
> > and, very quickly, back to a quiet state.
> > has no one ever seen this behaviour before? it's a new one on me.
> The only place I've seen this sort of behaviour is when I use
> Mozilla on Debian (etch and lenny) with an X config using VESA
> drivers. I click on a webpage link, and it doesn't load until I move
> the mouse. I usually don't wait very long before moving the mouse,
> so I don't know how long it would ultimately take, but it is a
> noticable hiccup. It doesn't seem to affect any other app.
> I haven't seen it during the install, but I used the text mode
> install last time, as I recall.
ah ... and now i remember that when i did the original text install,
things zipped right along, but the graphical install was when i first
noticed the stalling. i guess i'll avoid the graphical install from
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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