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Old 10-06-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
Giant_Robot
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Fedora Core 2 becoming slow on booting and when running


My PC, running FC 2, was working fine this morning, but for some reason, when I tried to use it this evening, it's managed to screw up rather effectively. I have a copy of XP on another partition, and that's fine, so it's FC that's going wrong, not hardware. I didn't do anything other than check my mail this morning, so nothing got installed or tampered with as far as I'm aware. It all seems very spontaneous.

The first problem was during the booting sequence - sendmail and ntpd were very, very slow to start. After turning these off, via the system settings, it load a little faster, but the second lot of problems I've found are still present.

These secondary problems are when KDE starts up. There's a longer wait than normal for the login screen to appear. KDE loads fine according to the splash screen, until the splash message "loading the panel" appears - this takes much longer to load than it should.

Once I'm finally in to KDE (as any user, btw), programs take along time to load up, and the internet seems to be slower than normal, especially when it comes to graphics.

I've no idea what's going on here, and I've googled to try find others who've had a similar problem, but with no luck. I'm a bit of a n00b, so any thoughts on how to fix my machine would be helpful - otherwise I'm either going to have to re-install the damn thing, or throw it out of the window.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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Have you checked for unusual processes running?

Might be useful to give us the output of "ps -A"

Regards,

Samsara
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:54 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Samsara
Have you checked for unusual processes running?

Might be useful to give us the output of "ps -A"

Regards,

Samsara
I checked that earlier, but there's nothing out of the ordinary, as far as I can see - but maybe I'm wrong:
Code:
PID TTY          TIME CMD
    1 ?        00:00:05 init
    2 ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
    3 ?        00:00:00 events/0
    4 ?        00:00:00 kblockd/0
    6 ?        00:00:00 khelper
    5 ?        00:00:00 khubd
    7 ?        00:00:00 pdflush
    8 ?        00:00:00 pdflush
   10 ?        00:00:00 aio/0
    9 ?        00:00:00 kswapd0
  117 ?        00:00:00 kseriod
  156 ?        00:00:00 kjournald
 1561 ?        00:00:00 dhclient
 1609 ?        00:00:00 syslogd
 1613 ?        00:00:00 klogd
 1634 ?        00:00:00 portmap
 1654 ?        00:00:00 rpc.statd
 1682 ?        00:00:00 rpc.idmapd
 1776 ?        00:00:00 smartd
 1786 ?        00:00:00 acpid
 1798 ?        00:00:00 cupsd
 1987 ?        00:00:00 sshd
 2002 ?        00:00:00 xinetd
 2012 ?        00:00:00 gpm
 2042 ?        00:00:00 htt
 2043 ?        00:00:00 htt_server
 2054 ?        00:00:00 cannaserver
 2067 ?        00:00:00 crond
 2079 ?        00:00:00 jserver
 2104 ?        00:00:01 xfs
 2123 ?        00:00:00 atd
 2142 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon-1
 2158 ?        00:00:00 mdadm
 2180 tty1     00:00:00 mingetty
 2182 tty2     00:00:00 mingetty
 2183 tty3     00:00:00 mingetty
 2184 tty4     00:00:00 mingetty
 2185 tty5     00:00:00 mingetty
 2186 tty6     00:00:00 mingetty
 2187 ?        00:00:00 gdm-binary
 2407 ?        00:00:00 gdm-binary
 2418 ?        00:01:46 X
 2448 ?        00:00:00 startkde
 2498 ?        00:00:00 ssh-agent
 2534 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2537 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2539 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2542 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2543 ?        00:00:00 fam
 2562 ?        00:00:01 artsd
 2632 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2636 ?        00:00:00 kwrapper
 2638 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2639 ?        00:00:03 kdeinit
 2641 ?        00:00:02 kdeinit
 2643 ?        00:00:09 kdeinit
 2644 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2645 ?        00:00:05 autorun
 2649 ?        00:02:13 mozilla-bin
 2678 ?        00:00:00 gconfd-2
 2685 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2688 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2690 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2691 ?        00:00:00 kgpg
 2702 ?        00:00:00 pam-panel-icon
 2705 ?        00:00:01 kdeinit
 2706 ?        00:00:00 evolution-alarm
 2714 ?        00:00:00 pam_timestamp_c
 2715 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
 2717 ?        00:00:00 bonobo-activati
22577 ?        00:00:06 kdeinit
22582 ?        00:00:03 kdeinit
22583 ?        00:00:03 kdeinit
22599 ?        00:00:00 kdeinit
22600 pts/4    00:00:00 bash
22619 pts/4    00:00:00 ps
 
Old 10-06-2004, 07:24 PM   #4
sonaural
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I had the same problem. I looked at my disk space and it started filling up very quickly.
I rebooted and found the swap partition had went away.

All I can figure is that FC2 lost the swap file and started building one in my main partition.

Now, I have to figure out how to rebuild the swap partition. I tried e2fsck to copy the superblock but subsequent copies at 8193, 16385 and 24577 didn't work.

You might look at your disk space and make sure your partitions are cool.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 05:38 AM   #5
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As far as I can tell, the swap's working fine. The system knows it's there. What's the best way to check it's acting as it should?

Also, for some reason "System Monitor" has decided to disappear from my taskbar menu - strange, since I used it yesterday and that was it's location.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 04:47 AM   #6
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Giant_Robot : I got the same problem as you. I have a Fedora Core 2 on a laptop. Everything in the configuration seems to be good, but the login screen take a very long, long time to appear. When I get into KDE every application take again a long, long time to start. I got this problem since yesterday, when my laptop went off because of the lackness of electrical energy. Maybe the problem is due to a X11/Xorg corrupted configuration file? (sorry for my english, I hope you all can understand).
 
  


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