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Old 12-09-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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My computer running slow


Hi I have a 2.6.18-1.2708.fc6

Basically my computer seems to be running slower than when I run it under Windows XP, for example when I scroll pages in firefox on my fc6 it is very laggy, but on xp its smooth.
I am not sure if all of my hardware is installed/configured properly.

here is a link to what i have: Sony VAIO FS715P/W

http://www.bestbuybusiness.com/bbfb/...on=showDetails



output of /sbin/lspci which I dont see my processor

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
06:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
06:03.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
06:03.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCI7420/7620 Combo CardBus, 1394a-2000 OHCI and SD/MS-Pro Controller
06:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
06:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller Mobile (rev 03)
 
Old 12-09-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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The lag is caused because your video card driver is not working correctly. If you look in /etc/X11/xorg.conf under the driver section, I would guess you are using a vesa driver. Research the card your laptop uses and install the correct driver.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 03:39 PM   #3
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There are a variety of causes for a "slow" computer. Check the obvious thing first by running "top", which shows which processes are consuming the most CPU resources. It may be that you are running misc services that you don't actually need. If you suspect video issues, you might want to try running "xorgconfig" manually (which regenerates your video settings). Just to play it safe, make a copy of your current xorg.conf file (which will be in the /etc/X11 directory)

Your laptop looks pretty powerful, and you shouldn't be seeing consistent poor performance.
 
Old 12-17-2006, 07:43 PM   #4
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my xorg.conf loks like this:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "LeftEdge" "120"
Option "RightEdge" "830"
Option "TopEdge" "120"
Option "BottomEdge" "650"
Option "FingerLow" "14"
Option "FingerHigh" "15"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.3"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
Identifier "Monitor0"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1280x800"
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
VertRefresh 59.9 - 60.1
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I think that I am using the right driver for my video card which is Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphic Controller.

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But running top in my terminal gives me something strange because my cpu usage keeps jumping around from 5% to 50%, and I am not running anything heavy, atleast nothing I know of.

The processes when running top have mostly 0% cpu usage just few have 2,5,7 maybe sometims 10%

For some reason it recognizes my ram to only 503800k (i should have 512000k), not so weird as about 489000k being in use.

Then there is my swap file which is 1015800k total and 124k in use.

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I think that some programs are running that dont need to, and are stealing my ram, maybe i could move some programs that dont need to be in ram to swap memory.



!i!i THANX FOR UR HELP SO FAR !i!i
 
  


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