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Old 03-12-2004, 03:41 PM   #1
woodywellhung
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Angry how can i speed up red hat 9




HAVE STARTED USING RH9 ON MY PC CANT BELIEVE HOW SLOW IT IS DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO SPEED IT UP??

I HAVE 64 Mb MACHINE 300Mhz PROCESSOR RUNS WINDOWS PERFECTLY FINE
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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it'll only run windows 95/98 perfectly fine
and its probably slow cause your using
KDE or GNOME ... so first step would be to
install a lightweight window manager such as
my favorite FluxBox ... and also kill any unused
or unneeded services that are running, and make
it so that they are not initiated on boot anymore ...
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:47 PM   #3
itsjustme
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Look in your System Settings/Servers/Services menu (or maybe it's Server Setting/Services - It's something like that.) Open up the Services app and stop any unneeded services, such as, possibly, ISDN, PCMCIA, Canna, etc...

At least, that's a start.

Also, don't SHOUT.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 04:27 PM   #4
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Slack is easier to use and much faster.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 05:07 PM   #5
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not running certain services do speed it up quite a bit. one of my boxes is a 400mhz and it runs pretty quick. Redhat is pretty bloated at install and yes kde and gnome are memory hogs. I would advise in finding some cheap memory to at least get it to 128 .
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:43 PM   #6
dwg22guitar
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You might want to upgrade your ram too... PC133 is pretty cheap nowadays.

I'm running RH9 on a 400mhz...

When I had 64 MB ram installed it lagged but now that I installed an extra 128 MB making 192 MB it's very very nice and fast.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:51 PM   #7
chii-chan
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Don't use gnome/kde. Use other lightweight window manager like windowmaker etc.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:01 PM   #8
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yeah dont use kde or gnome

they are big fancy window managers that have alot of features

use either fluxbox or blackbox. they are pretty minimalistic compared to kde or gnome but it uses less system resources so it will run alot faster

http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/
http://blackboxwm.sourceforge.net/

i have
pentium 4 2.4 800mhz fsb
1 Gb of pc2700

and id rather use fluxbox over kde and gnome because its compact and very very sexy
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:09 PM   #9
lsj
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1,stop useless service by useing setup.
2,choose one kind of fonts you prefered,and use it only,delete others from your XF86Config file.And this may speed up you system.
3,And open DMA for your hard disk.
4,use icewm,or sawfish,or fvwm,or other lightweight windows anager.dont use gnome or kde,for they use so much momery.
5,the last way is to update your hardware.hoho,this way is the best one to speed up your system,bu it needs money.
 
  


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