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Old 05-25-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
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Fedora Loading GUIs Slowly


I have noticed many people asking why Fedora Core 1 is so slow, but nobody has addressed my question. I am running a Dell Dimension w/2.8GHz P4, 512 MB of RAM a Seagate 80MB drive. Fedora boots very quickly, installs occur quickly, web browsing occurs quickly, but if I select something that brings up a GUI it takes FOREVER to load. Even brining up a terminal windows takes > 25 seconds. I have seen posts about adjusting the disk access with hdparm, that didn't help at all. I have also seen things like turn off some services. That didn't work either. Has anyone else seen this?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 07:31 AM   #2
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The other time I've seen slow gui response is when localhost is not in the /etc/hosts file. Do you have this line in your /etc/hosts file?

localhost.localdomain 127.0.0.1 localhost
 
Old 05-26-2004, 09:22 AM   #3
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My /etc/hosts file actually looks like
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127.0.0.1               localhost.localdomain localhost
Is this alright?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 06:55 PM   #4
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Yep, that's fine. Hmmm.......
 
Old 05-27-2004, 01:15 PM   #5
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I'm a noob so not sure how to check or change this, but my guess is your HD is in PIO mode (should be DAM/UDMA) I believe for better performance.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 03:26 PM   #6
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Use the hdparm -i [device] command to see which hard disk mode you are in.

To set 32 bit and UDMA mode, you can try the -c -d options. Check the man pages for more details.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 10:48 AM   #7
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Here is the output from hdparm -i /dev/hdb
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[root@BeaverBox root]# hdparm -i /dev/hdb

/dev/hdb:

 Model=ST380013A, FwRev=3.06, SerialNo=3JV2FL5K
 Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs RotSpdTol>.5% }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=8192kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=156301488
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5
 AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-6 T13 1410D revision 2:

 * signifies the current active mode
It looks like I am in UDMA5 mode
 
Old 06-22-2004, 08:38 AM   #8
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do you have swap activated? you can check it with the 'top' command
 
  


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