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Is there a way to slow down my system?
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wimpy


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2013, 06:27    Post subject:  Is there a way to slow down my system?
Subject description: Step through videos, games, etc..
 

This is a bit of an unusual request. I run a fairly old amd system at a speed which I consider adequate. There are times when I would like to slow down the system so that I can see what is going on eg videos, games etc Is there any background program that can be used (preferably one with a speed adjustment) which would slow things down.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2013, 11:56    Post subject: Re: Is there a way to slow down my system
Subject description: Step through videos, games, etc..
 

wimpy wrote:
... any background program that can be used (preferably one with a speed adjustment) which would slow things down.


You could try console utility htop changing PrIority of some tasks ( F7, F8 )
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2013, 12:07    Post subject:  

Presumably you'd rather not slow down everything, but rather just the game or video you're interested in.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb 2013, 04:54    Post subject:  

Thanks for the replies.
@Flash It does not really matter since at the time I'm not actively multitasking. No doubt widgets, such as the clock, may be affected but I could always reboot afterwards.
@L18L I tried htop, but even with the lowest priority (nice set to 19) it seemed to make no difference. I tried to run a flv video in the background at the same time during the test, but that too made no difference. I'm testing by running autoplay in the solitaire game Seahaven Towers. I was hoping to slow up the play of the cards so that I could see how a solution is reached. It may be that autoplay doesn't actually run through a solution, but I will only know if I can get it to slow down.

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb 2013, 05:27    Post subject:  

It's not an interactive real-time solution, but you could do a desktop recording and analyse the video in slow-motion, frame by frame.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb 2013, 08:44    Post subject:  

You're not trying to figure out how to cheat at solitaire? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb 2013, 10:07    Post subject:    

Flash wrote:
You're not trying to figure out how to cheat at solitaire? Laughing


No!. Figured that out long ago. Smile The statistics file is a text file easily altered in geany. However, I would like to see how the solvable ones, that I give up on, are solved.

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