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Old 09-01-2004, 05:06 PM   #1
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Fedora 2 running really slow on laptop


Hey everyone, my first post..i tried looking for a simalar problem with no luck..

here is my hardware first off


acer ferrari 3200LMI notebook

AMD Athlon 64 2800+
512 DDR
80GB HD


now it installed no problem with the dvd iso (64 bit distro)

but upon booting up it took over 15 mins!, which is alright i guess for the first boot, but once im into the accual desktop, the machine runs really slow, taking a while to do simple tasks, Any ideas?


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Old 09-01-2004, 05:40 PM   #2
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add acpi=off to your startup string
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:52 PM   #3
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im sorry im pretty new to linux, how do i modify the startup string
 
Old 09-02-2004, 08:21 AM   #4
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If you are using lilo

this is an example

edit the /etc/lilo.conf

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hda5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="quiet devfs=mount acpi=off"
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make it active ( make sure you have root permissions, is not type su )

/sbin/lilo -c

if you are using grub

this is an example

edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf

title SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional (2.4.21 opt.)
kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd
 
Old 09-02-2004, 11:26 AM   #5
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see im running systemcommander 8 to duel boot a xp and linux system. for my linux i got a 485 mb swap space.. is that ok? a 5 gig root and a 3 gig home partition
 
Old 09-03-2004, 08:56 AM   #6
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systemcommander is not a linux tool, try to pres f1 or f2 when you are in the boot menu maybe that give's you access to its setup.

Swap memory as a rule is equal to the internal memory, so in your case about 512Mb, if you had about 128Mb internal memory or less I would double it.
Splitting up your disk to create a different root and home is used in large organization's but not in home computing, create one partition for both.
 
Old 12-07-2004, 10:45 PM   #7
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Very slow pc with fedora core 2, HELP PLEASE!!!

Hi, i'm very newbie in linux world (about 1 week), i'm using fedora core 2, i haven't a laptop, but my desktop computer is so slow with fedora, it runs faster in windows xp, i have an intel celeron 633Mhz, 192Mb PC100 RAM, 40Gb HD, I want to ask you if you know how can i configure the system or something to do to get some better my pc performance... Thanks...
 
  


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