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I recently installed redhat 9 and am experiencing lag once in a while !!!
When i start applications or surf web pages in gnome the computer uses up to 100% cpu for a short moment and lags at the same time. The music chops, the video in mplayer lags and the response in the menus turn slow for a short moment, before cpu usage goes down and everything is normal again.
Is all this normal in redhat 9? Is it this demanding? Do i need a faster cpu or is this some kind of i/o trouble perhaps?
I've installed all the lastest nforce-drivers but no change. My computer is a Athlon 1000mhz with 512mb and 40 gb wd hd. The mobo is a Asus a7n266-vm. All of this worked fine with winxp.
I tried to turn IO_support to 32 as well with hdparm -d1 /dev/hda, but the problem is still there. Could this be a kernel problem? I've read this several places. If not, my next step seems to be buying a new cpu.
Strange. I only notice mine chugged down when I am doing really heavy disk file movement or burning CDs. My cpu usage runs at 100% usally (I keep finding neat programs to compile) and my music keeps on playing as happy as if were the only program running. This is with Red Hat 7.3, and a Duron 950 with 512 MB ram.
My problem was that my memory was full (because of all the services i didn't even use!), so it started to swap. Now the audio/video seems ok, it's just sluggish in mozilla now and that i can live with until i buy a better processor or change to IceVM or something.
when you run "top" in the terminal do you see anything eating up your memorY?
i seen a couple times where "magicdev" was sucking a box's resources and once it was killed there was no lag...
so just try "top" and see if you notice anything unusual..