LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 08-29-2001, 08:49 AM   #1
Stephanie
LQ Addict
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Arizona
Distribution: 9.2 Mandy 1.4 Gentoo 5.1 FreeBSD WinXP
Posts: 1,166

Rep: Reputation: 45
HELP!!!! Major issues jsut came up!


OK, I need serious help. A few days ago, my KDE desktop was taking a very long time t load, and once it did, no commands worked.

Well, I got a new hard drive a few days ago, so I decided now may be a good time to reinstall Linux on the new drive anyway. The problem is that once it reboots, various services take a very long time to start, if they do at all, and I still get the same issues with KDE and X as I did.

Does anyone know what could be the cause?

BTW- I also run BeOS and Windows 98, and they are acting funny and kind of slow also.
 
Old 08-29-2001, 10:50 AM   #2
dilberim82
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: NY
Distribution: used to be Redhat, now Debian Sarge
Posts: 291

Rep: Reputation: 30
not enough memory maybe??????
 
Old 08-29-2001, 10:53 AM   #3
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 194Reputation: 194
well if strange things are happening to the other OS's as well, it would definitely have to be hardware related, maybe bad memory, cables.. etc...
 
Old 08-29-2001, 12:01 PM   #4
Stephanie
LQ Addict
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Arizona
Distribution: 9.2 Mandy 1.4 Gentoo 5.1 FreeBSD WinXP
Posts: 1,166

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Bad memory.. all of a sudden? I can not really see how. Although I was inside of the box a few days ago, but I wore an anti-static wrap to protect agasint shock.

Now about the cable... how would that cause issues? But I will try to replace it.

Any other ideas?
 
Old 08-31-2001, 12:16 PM   #5
Stephanie
LQ Addict
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Arizona
Distribution: 9.2 Mandy 1.4 Gentoo 5.1 FreeBSD WinXP
Posts: 1,166

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Update

OK, so i loaded Linux back on and reformated / and /usr, but I still get the same issues. However, it does appear to be intermittant. Not everytime do I have an issue.

Do you think it could be a video card issue? We know it is not the hard drives, so it must be something else.
 
Old 09-02-2001, 06:01 AM   #6
Steave
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2001
Location: Braunschweig, Germany
Distribution: Suse 7.2
Posts: 184

Rep: Reputation: 30
This would be my approach to it: -if you have the time it is-

Put together a minimal system - consisting of not more than your hdd, an old video card, ...

See if that works -mostly it does

Add all your components one at a time. This should give you a hint on what is causing the troubles. And if the basic system is already screwing up, at least you're down to a few parts.

The problem being intermittant - sounds like some kind of bad contact to me - try replugging all the cords....

Have fun!
 
Old 09-02-2001, 03:15 PM   #7
mikeyt_3333
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2001
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 15
is your CPU fan still functional? An overheated cpu will result in slow performance. Instead of putting everything into a new box, why not pull everything out of the current box except your hdd and video, and then go from there. Any power failures lately that may have hurt your system? Do you overclock your system? How much memory do you have, if you can try with one piece in at a time and see fi you can figure out if it is your memory. I definatly suspect the CPU overheating.
 
  


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 On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Major APF issues =( Label2021 Linux - Software 1 11-13-2005 09:43 PM
Gentoo 2004.3 major issues with video libraries davidbalt Linux - Software 0 12-02-2004 04:13 PM
Major Virtual Host Config Issues klintonray Linux - Software 2 08-07-2003 07:20 PM
Major sound issues...I killed it! docGonzo2000 Slackware 6 05-20-2003 05:16 AM
Major Flash Issues Annex Linux - Software 3 05-01-2002 10:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 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