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Old 07-22-2002, 01:28 PM   #1
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Linux Running Slow


My problem started about 2 weeks ago. I noticed that linux was running real slow. For example, it will take Evolution 30-60 seconds to open, if it opens at all. Sometimes it won't. To get it to display my home directory it sometimes takes about 30 seconds to respond after I click on the icon. I have noticed that KDE is also very slow to start up. I know that KDE is considered slow, but it has never been this bad. My system specs are as follows:

AMD 900 MHz
512M RAM
Nvidia GeForce 4
Mandrake 8.2
KDE 3.0

I made no changes to my system at the time I noticed the slow down.

Any thoughts?
 
Old 07-22-2002, 01:33 PM   #2
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Check your process tree, using "top". Is there something running that is chewing up your CPU. Maybe you have a full /tmp partition or your heavily into swap? What does "free" and "df -h" produce?
 
Old 08-05-2002, 09:49 AM   #3
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Question same problem, ran "top"

when I ran "top" I'm showing a process called kautorun, using 94.6% CPU.
I am running the newest release/update of lycoris. I've have noticed a continual slowing of all my processes, especially configuring devices.
Do you know what this kautorun is?
 
Old 08-05-2002, 10:47 AM   #4
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it sounds like something relating to Kde, since it's got that "k"something... try killing the process, and see if that helps. And yes, that is indeed why your computer is so slow! Try also using Gnome and see if that same process appears again.
 
Old 08-05-2002, 12:41 PM   #5
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To sound stupid, what is the process of killing an app in linux(lycoris)?
And also, where can I get a version of Gnome to work with Lycoris?
 
Old 08-05-2002, 12:55 PM   #6
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kill -9 <pid of process>

pid is the number given under pid column of 'top'....
actually u can use just kill <pid of process> but using
'-9' will force it to kill...
u can download latest version of GNOME here:
download.gnome.org

(i have never used lycoris but yet i think that gnome
must be installed by default...)

Last edited by A-dummy; 08-05-2002 at 12:58 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2002, 10:15 PM   #7
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maybe lycoris give him a choice of installing it or not like RH...in that case then just like A-dummy said, go download it.
 
Old 08-05-2002, 11:06 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by zLinuxz
it sounds like something relating to Kde, since it's got that "k"something... try killing the process, and see if that helps. And yes, that is indeed why your computer is so slow! Try also using Gnome and see if that same process appears again.
Gidday m8 ...

I haven't come across the forementioned process yet, but ...

Mind you, kernel starts with a k, too, and in my process list
a good number of "k-processes" are kernel-demons :} ... specially
if the PID is smaller than that of kdm (gdm, xdm, ...) chances are
it doesn't relate to KDE at all ...


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-06-2002, 09:25 AM   #9
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well, till now I haven't heard any kautorun which has anything to do with the kernel. It sounds like something that would be more related to KDE, and it does sound like it.
 
Old 08-06-2002, 10:08 AM   #10
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but kautorun is not just a 'k' but 'autorun' too which sounds like a kde thing.....
 
Old 08-06-2002, 10:58 AM   #11
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kautorun:
kde auto mounter for cdrom
http://parzelle.de/Linux/Applications/kautorun/
--Sarin
 
  


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