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#1 2022-02-24 17:43

Registered: 2022-01-05
Posts: 14

Graphics resolution and slow streaming

I posted this on the Support Forum but no reply yet. Anyone else have ideas?

Graphics resolution and streaming quality very poor whether connected to wifi or ethernet cable link. Can I d anything about this? My config is:
System:    Host: q4os-desktop version 2.8.1-n1 Kernel: 4.9.0-17-686 i686 (32 bit gcc: 6.3.0)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 3 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
Machine:   Device: laptop System: IBM product: 23732FG v: ThinkPad T41
           Mobo: IBM model: 23732FG
           BIOS: IBM v: 1RETDRWW (3.23 ) date: 06/18/2007
Battery    BAT0: charge: 36.7 Wh 99.6% condition: 36.9/56.2 Wh (66%)
           model: SANYO IBM-COMPATIBLE status: N/A
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (sse sse2) bmips: 1993 speed/max: 1000/1400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV200/M7 [Mobility Radeon 7500 ]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI R100 (RV200 4C57) x86/MMX/SSE2 DRI2
           GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 13.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: 1c00 18c0 bus-ID: 00:1f.5
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.0-17-686
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile)
           driver: e1000 v: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI port: 8000 bus-ID: 02:01.0
           IF: enp2s1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           ** Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
           driver: ipw2100 v: git-1.2.2 bus-ID: 02:02.0
           IF: wlp2s2 state: down mac: <filter>
** replaced by realtek usb wireless connection (Brostrend AC1L) 802.11ac NIC
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 35.9GB (30.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: FUJITSU_MHT2040A size: 35.9GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 32G used: 9.0G (30%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.34GB used: 0.01GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: 42.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2960
Info:      Processes: 157 Uptime: 3:15 Memory: 543.6/1258.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.5


#2 2022-03-18 22:09

Registered: 2022-03-18
Posts: 13

Re: Graphics resolution and slow streaming

Do you have a dedicated gpu?


#3 2022-03-19 08:58

From: Belgium
Registered: 2020-07-28
Posts: 178

Re: Graphics resolution and slow streaming

From the output you posted, your current screen resolution is 1024x768. To get a list of available resolutions, use

$ xrandr

and set a higher mode if one is available (Application launcher > Applications > System configuration).

But, unluckily, I believe the problem isn't related to your Internet connection but is related to your hardware (cpu, display) which has low performances regarding today's streaming requirements.

Q4OS machines: [Samsung R519 - Pentium T4200 2.0 GHz - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB SSD] & [Sony Vaio - Pentium P6000 1.87 GHz - 8 GB RAM - 500 GB SSD]


#4 2022-03-19 21:46

Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 1,773

Re: Graphics resolution and slow streaming

Youre talking about the T41 released in 2003 with the Pentium M(dpesnt have a large cpu cache) which isnt fast enough for streaming purposes. The included Radeon 7500  discrete gpu isnt good enough to help the situation. Im betting you have 2gb of ram and you need at least 4gb for todays needs. Laptops standard resolution was 1024x768 if Im not mistaken. Regardless given the age of your system, you really dont want to run it at a higher resolution because youre barely hanging in there at 1024x768.
Then add to that whatever the performance is for your network, which Im assuming isnt great and its time to find a newer used laptop.

Q4OS Gemini KDE   Lenovo Thinkcentre M700 Tiny   2.2ghz i5 cpu, 16gb ddr4, 256gb ssd


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