Xfce is very slow

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 14:49:42 CET 2014

Le 30/01/2014 14:38, Stephane Ascoet a écrit :
>> Xubuntu is very light, and is the best Xfce distro all around :
> "Very"? I couldn't install it on any of my own personnal computers... 
> However, Debian runs on them...
What about numbers ?
Xubuntu runs on any computer with at least 512 MiB of RAM and 1 GHz CPU, 
you know.
Nowadays, that's very low specs.
>> - LTS releases
> Debian stable is even more "long-term".
Debian, Archlinux, and others are great (I'm using Arch myself), but 
they don't have what Xubuntu offers out of the box, and it's a PITA to 
set it all up (gvfs, automounting, nice fonts, etc...). Especially the 
native PulseAudio support, which is only provided by Xubuntu (if only 
xfce4-volumed-pulse and sound-indicator-gtk2 or pnmixer-xfce4 where 
>> - hundreds of software in the repositories
> Dozen of thousands in Debian ones...
I like Debian, but when I use Ubuntu it's also because of PPAs.
>> The memory wasn't fully used, it was 65.3% free.
> Yes, that's why I still wonder why it was swapping... I don't know how 
> Helmut, nor how much he's technically aware, but personaly I would 
> create two XFS partitions, without swap.
Linux tends to use swap a little, even when there's lots of RAM 
avaiable. Hence the swapiness setting.

And that's why I got rid of it on my previous computer (4 GiB of RAM) : 
even with vm.swapiness at 0 it was still swaping instead of using more RAM !
>> Windows comes with only one partition. The other partitions are recovery
>> ones (and maybe an EFI boot partition), that are not used by Windows.
> Lots of computers are furbished with two partitions, like "/" and 
> "/home" under Posix systems.
Like mine was. But Windows wasn't using it at all.
>> And there's always the option to use the advanced mode, which lets you
>> use gparted.
> Of course but I can't approve the way Ubuntu does things, on this 
> subject and so many others.
Yes, but Xubuntu should be judged on it's own merits, not because ubuntu 
is part of it's name.
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