Re: Fedora 17 Slow keyboard and GUI response
I found one fix for this on the Net under " Fedora 17's secret turbo button. " The post explains how to force " Fallback Mode" no software compositing, when your hardware is just not up to running Gnome 3 desktop frills. I have not used Fedora 17 or Gnome 3, so have experience with this change.
Ironically, Fedora 17's Multiseat feature is only supported under Gnome 3. Multiseat Fedora uses Plugables very thin USB Clients to create individual workstations, with their own keyboard, screen and mouse, and even user local storage. The clients are actually clusters of simple USB devices, treated as one station. One USB link feeds each client. All clients share one host system and run their own Gnome logins in it. Even a netbook can support 3-4 thin clients. Only " fallback mode " would free up enough resources to support several thin client users at once. It should restore decent single user performance to your P4.