Hey folks. I've been using Linux for a little while, and I'm enjoying it enough to consider using it as my primary OS. As such I'd like to get things running as well as possible and hammer out some of my (admittedly few) problems.
Something I can't help but notice is that scrolling through pretty much anything, especially in Firefox, can get a bit choppy. Framerate drops significantly on webpages with large animated images, and flash is extremely choppy, uselessly so in the case of something fullscreened. Enabling the NVidia restricted drivers appeared to help, but certainly not to the extent expected.
Presumably unrelated, but also irksome, is that when playing a ROM in ZSNES, as smoothly as the game may run, the input from my gamepad seems to be on just enough of a delay to make any game requiring timely response all but unplayable.
New to this as I am, I can only assume there are changes, no doubt obvious ones that I never thought of, that I can make to improve system performance ever so slightly.
Athlon 64 3500+
1 GB RAM
Geforce 8600 GT
/ and /home on separate ext3 partitions on a dual-platter 640 GB SATA
PS2 controller connected via USB Trio Linker Plus
I'll be more than willing to provide any more information as requested, and will readily report on any suggested actions.