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Old 07-30-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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FC running terribly slowly


Ok, I've just installed fedora (I used a fc1 set of disks but used yum to update everything, so that would mean I'm at fc2 now right? or do I have to download new disks each time theirs a new version?) and its running extremely slow. I tried tux racer and you can barely do anything the graphics load so slow. I tried holding the mouse down and dragging it across the screen, and it even lags a second or two on that. I feel that I shouldnt be getting anywhere near these speeds on my computer and would like to know if theirs something I could do to change it? My specs are p4 2.66ghz, 128mb video card ram, 512mb ram. All I did was install it and run yum update (I assume it was this slow before the update, I didn't check then). Is another distro the best choice for me or are all distros going to be like this? Part of the reason I was attracted to linux was because everyone said how you could have so many programs open and have servers running and everything would be smooth.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
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That's Red Hat for ya.

In all seriousness, I think either yum messed up somewhere, or you have a bad video driver. What video card/driver are you using?
 
Old 07-31-2004, 09:29 AM   #3
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Yeah sounds a little like bad video config. Could you post your /etc/XF86Config(-4) file?
 
Old 07-31-2004, 10:17 AM   #4
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Thats strange, I don't have that file. Would it be in /etc/X11?

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Old 07-31-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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Sorry! Yes that was a typo. I meant the /etc/X11/XF86Config file. There may be a "-4" at the end of it, too.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 10:52 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by adz
Sorry! Yes that was a typo. I meant the /etc/X11/XF86Config file. There may be a "-4" at the end of it, too.
XF86 is not used in FC2. You meant /etc/X11/xorg.conf maybe?
 
Old 07-31-2004, 11:22 PM   #7
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I don't have xorg.conf but I do have a XF86Config. I'm not sure if I'm using FC1 or FC2, I installed using FC1 CDs but I did a yum update so does that mean I'm on FC2 (that was the plan heh). Heres the file contents.
Code:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
#
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "keyboard"
	Option	    "XkbRules" "xfree86"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "PS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/psaux"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
	Identifier  "DevInputMice"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Dell E772c"
	DisplaySize  320	240
	HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
	Option	    "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "radeon"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "ATI Radeon 9500 Pro"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
EndSection
 
Old 07-31-2004, 11:55 PM   #8
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Well all I can see there is maybe you can upgrade to the proper ati drivers. I've heard good and bad things about them.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 01:06 AM   #9
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upgrading to fc2

I have read that it is possible to go fc1 -> fc2 via yum, but it can cause problems. If you are new to linux, I would definitely use installation disks to upgrade.

And then of course, you still run yum update
 
Old 09-06-2004, 11:34 PM   #10
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I just got back from a vacation, and I installed the newest drivers and their doesn't appear to be a change. It couldn't load X at first until I edited some things with the display control panel program, so I know the drivers installed installed. Does anyone have any other ideas?
 
  


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