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Old 01-27-2005, 04:27 PM   #1
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very strange FreeBSD behaviour


Symptoms:
-Wait too long for programs to start
(i had to click on firefox 3 times and wait for about 1 minute. 3 windows opened and had problem closing the last of them - "application not responding message")
-clicked on konqueror 3 times; nothing had opened. "ps -A" showed howeevr, that 2 konqueror processes were running. When i killed them and clicked on konqueror again, the window opened, but a little late. Giving the command in Aterm didn't work either in the beginning.
What's the problem? Thanks
 
Old 01-27-2005, 05:25 PM   #2
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run top and see if something else is running that is taking up a huge chunk of the CPU.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 08:26 PM   #3
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Are you still running 5.2.1? Is this something that just came on suddenly and worked fine before? Did you recently compile your kernel?
 
Old 01-29-2005, 04:05 AM   #4
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Sorry for not making these clear, but i use 5.3 and i did recently compile the kernel. However, now the problem is fixed, because i changed back to the GENERIC. Why did i come up with this problem? It sounds like i commented too many modules. But in this way, my system shouldn't work at all, not just slow down.Any idea, just to be informed? Thanks
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:48 AM   #5
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May be new kernel is too big or correct module not selectd by you
 
Old 01-29-2005, 11:54 AM   #6
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You really do need to be careful when compiling that kernel in that you don't want to comment out the WRONG modules. If you do, then yes...you will have some healthy problems. So, it would appear that it is in fact, a kernel issue. I would recommend you read the handbook section on configuring a customer kenrel. While much of it is elementary, which is why you most likley skimmed it the first time, you might find a list of required modules (as it is in the handbook) and realize you commmetned out something...such as the berkley fast file system.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:06 PM   #7
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"However, now the problem is fixed, because i changed back to the GENERIC."

Unless you HAVE TO.... use what they gave you.

Sorry about that..... but that problem is seen around here more than anything else. While the LInux world compiles a kernel at the drop of the hat, it's much more rare in the BSD world. If you do HAVE TO compile your kernel, don't use the shotgun approach.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:25 PM   #8
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Kernel pain is good. Yes give me kernel pain.

I wish there was some 64 bit support for my Wi-fi card in my laptop. Have a AMD 64 CPU and I would like to do a pure 64 bit installation of either FreeBSD or some Linux on it.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 03:42 PM   #9
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hey! how ya been Clark?
 
Old 01-29-2005, 05:29 PM   #10
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Good -X-

How about you? FreeBSD is running much better now. Matter of fact, I have been using it pretty much non stop ever since our last little discussion. You two really helped me get going again. Feel like I never stopped using FreeBSD now.

Last edited by Clark Bent; 01-29-2005 at 05:32 PM.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 11:26 PM   #11
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After I installed FBSD 5.3 and ran mozilla, it would take a long time to open, but after I did a portupgrade and got the latest versions of software, now apps open up normal.
 
  


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