View Full Version : [ubuntu] Scrolling slows down my computer, big time

June 6th, 2008, 10:36 AM
Since I've updated to hardy, I have had major issues when I use the scrollbar. This problem occurs in firefox, code::blocks, and other programs. What happens is that the scrolling is very choppy. I was looking through the threads and noticed the program, htop, so I decided to run a little test. Here are a few pictures:

Not scrolling


Is this normal and/or expected? For the record, I use an nVidia geforce fx 5200, with dual monitors.

June 6th, 2008, 10:48 AM
Goto Edit->Preferences->Advanced
And check whether Smooth scrolling is disabled or not.. If not, disable smooth scrolling.

June 6th, 2008, 11:03 AM
Smooth scrolling was disabled, so this didn't really solve the problem. Thanks anyways.

June 6th, 2008, 11:05 AM
Install proper drivers for your graphics card.

June 6th, 2008, 11:27 AM
I was pretty sure I had done that already, but I decided to (re)install them via envy. However, this did not fix the problem. Any other suggestions?

EDIT: I just disabled dual monitors, and it fixed the problem completely. Now I just have to figure out how to enable dual monitors, but eliminate the problems.

June 6th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Your graphics card is pretty old. It's probably just struggling to handle both monitors at once. Maybe try cranking the resolution down a bit.