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Old 11-09-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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poor performance with suse 9.0


For the last year, I ve been using suse 8.2 as my primary system. It worked just fine. Then I installed 9.0 on a new hard disk on the same machine. There were frequent freezes, apps took forever to load, and the cursor often moves in a jerky manner. Thinking the drive was defective, I installed again on a known good drive. It was a little better, but still bad. I don't see how this can be a hardware problem. Has any one else had this problem? Should I go back to 8.2? Is there any fix for this slowdown?

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Old 11-09-2003, 09:30 PM   #2
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"There were frequent freezes, apps took forever to load, and the cursor often moves in a jerky manner."

As a guess I would say that these are all possibly symptoms of a swap problem. Check /etc/fstab to see if swap is configured correctly. Have you, or the SuSE installer, run mkswap? Is swap big enough? Do you have a swap partition or are you running a swap file (sloooow)?

Or do you have enough memory that swap cannot be the problem and it is something else?

" I don't see how this can be a hardware problem."

I had a long running problem where a IDE controller worked just fine (more or less) with just one disk attached but flat out would not work when two disks attached, one to each cable.

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Old 11-09-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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I'm running SuSE 9.0 and it runs just perfectly. I have no problems here. Must be a problem on your end, its not SuSE.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 09:54 PM   #4
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I didn't consider swap. Unfortunately, 'swapon -s' says it's working normally. Swap, btw, it one gig. Should be enough

Glad to hear linuxbotx has no difficulties with it.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 09:45 AM   #5
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Here is the reason: Folding@home, the first program installed, had somehow set up multiple copies of itself which were eating up all the cpu time but not saturating memory. I only noticed cpu usage this morning, and that by accident.
 
  


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