LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Password
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
rsarson
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
Programs Fighting For Computer Resources


Hello!

I have a general question about how programs share computer resources , but I'll use an example to ask it:

I use Fedora Core 3 on a PIII 833 MHz machine with a Sympatico high speed internet connection. I like using the eDonkey/Overnet hybrid to download stuff but have noticed that when it's running, programs like Firefox, Thunderbird & Gaim are really slow. This is the biggest problem I have, but I've also noticed when I play games, like Ms. Pacman in xmame, they tend to "skip" when eDonkey is running, so it doesn't appear to be just an internet connection sharing issue.

It's been a while since I've tried to deal with (and learn about) this issue, but I sort of remember reading about "nice" settings and/or other ways to make eDonkey not so greedy when other programs need bandwith and/or cpu resources, but obviously, I don't know enough yet and haven't solved the problem. Could someone tell me (or link me to) the best way to go about solving this problem? Or do I just have to shut eDonkey down to use my other programs, because my computer just can't handle it?

Thanks,
Ryan
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Audio programs use many resources xeo Linux - Newbie 1 05-30-2005 03:48 PM
How to load programs onto computer jkhnsatx Debian 3 02-17-2005 03:00 PM
Fighting desktops!! sramelyk Slackware 4 08-26-2003 05:24 AM
run programs on a remote computer with script, how? cmisip Linux - Networking 5 07-07-2003 01:48 PM
fighting over fonts nakkaya Linux - Software 0 04-17-2003 12:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration