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amitrana 12-08-2004 03:21 AM

FC3- kde takes minutes to start any application
 
Hi,
I shifted to FC3 last week and since then my system is working SO slow.

P4-M 1.8, 512MB RAM

Load Average is mostly 2+, RAM also get used free soon. Following is the output of top, free, vmstat commands when I was only running firefox and 1 terminal

[root@localhost ~]# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 503 488 15 0 108 141
-/+ buffers/cache: 238 265
Swap: 1019 0 1019

[root@localhost Desktop]# vmstat
procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system-- ----cpu----
r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa
1 2 276 6880 99140 178664 0 1 74 29 1041 390 7 2 19 73

[root@localhost ~]# top
top - 11:30:38 up 2:21, 5 users, load average: 2.20, 2.20, 2.17
Tasks: 96 total, 1 running, 94 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
Cpu(s): 2.7% us, 0.7% sy, 0.3% ni, 0.0% id, 96.3% wa, 0.0% hi, 0.0% si
Mem: 515756k total, 503528k used, 12228k free, 112132k buffers
Swap: 1044184k total, 276k used, 1043908k free, 145024k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
5011 root 15 0 37184 12m 19m S 2.3 2.6 0:03.36 gnome-terminal
4718 root 15 0 73980 20m 56m S 1.0 4.0 0:49.40 X
4659 root 34 19 2512 716 1344 D 0.7 0.1 0:05.93 updatedb
5088 root 17 0 1900 956 1664 R 0.3 0.2 0:00.02 top
1 root 16 0 2260 560 1408 S 0.0 0.1 0:01.09 init
2 root 34 19 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.01 ksoftirqd/0
3 root 5 -10 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.15 events/0
4 root 5 -10 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper
5 root 5 -10 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpid
25 root 5 -10 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kblockd/0
26 root 15 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.12 khubd

When I ran "time eclipse" output was
real 10m42.974s
user 0m41.593s
sys 0m3.002s

Other strange observations:

- On the graphical login screen when I want to choose between gnome and kde, popup window which lets you choose either of the two comes in 5-10mins (this is on startup)
Basically complete boot takes over 15mins.
- Harddisk activity is never too much.
- Another strange thing is when I log off from KDE I always see my gnome wall paper in the background. Is this right?

fdisk -l
isk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3648 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 4 32098+ de Dell Utility
/dev/hda2 * 5 1464 11727450 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 1465 2412 7614810 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda4 2413 3648 9928170 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 2413 3192 6265318+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 3193 3518 2618563+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 3519 3648 1044193+ 82 Linux swap

Any help in trying to figure out the problem will be highly appreciated

amitrana 12-08-2004 03:24 AM

Moderator,
Shall we move this to fedora forum? Sorry for posting it at wrong place.


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