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Old 12-01-2003, 12:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy system slows down or hangs when connected to the internet


I just don't know if it is hardware or software related...what I'm experiencing right now is that my system slows down (sometimes it hangs) when I'm already connected to the internet. It runs much worse when I'm using KDE. It works much better in GNOME, but still it's damn slow, and I'm not satisfied with the way it runs. But it runs very well and fast when I'm not connected to the internet. What could be the problem (and the culprit too, hehe)??

Here are some of my system's specs:

using a D-Link internal modem, 56kbps
1.8 GHz AMD Athlon XP, 256 MB RAM
RedHat 7.3, 2.4.18-3 kernel

Do I need to replace the modem with an external one, or upgrade my kernel with the latest one (2.4.23)? Any other options guys??

Thanks.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 03:02 AM   #2
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From command prompt, type top which will show you which processes are running on your system. Now if you press 'P' (shift key + p), it will show you the proceses sorted on the basis of CPU usage. That would give you an idea on what processes are eating your resources. Pressing 'M' will sort the processes on basis of memory usage and 'q' will quit the top.

Those stats will be more useful than your system specs.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 09:19 PM   #3
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After connecting to the internet and executing the command "TOP", I found out who the culprit was...(both on GNOME and KDE)


PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM COMMAND
1671 root 25 0 20032 19M 14628 R 99.7 7.8 kdeinit


...the rest has 0.1 or less CPU usage each.

I don't know what to do next. That process was just eating too much resources.

Will someone point me to the right direction?

Thanks.

Last edited by flipboi; 12-01-2003 at 09:20 PM.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 11:54 PM   #4
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I did a bit of search. It seems that this was a problem with the older versions of KDE. Have you upgraded it to the latest version ? There is a program known as up2date which can help you, but I am not sure whether your RH 7.1 suppots it.

But before you upgrade, why not you post a message in your local LUG and ask the people running newer versions of KDE what their stat says about ow much cpu kdeinit consumes ?
 
Old 12-02-2003, 05:36 PM   #5
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My KDE's not yet upgraded...and I think I must check that one out.

Thanks a lot, sir!

 
  


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