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i got a pentium 2 400MHz, 128MB RAM, intel pro/100+ PCI network card.
Fedora Core 4 installed with Gnome.
Network card detected and working.
Here is the problem:
certain websites will not load in firefox.
MSN.com for example will not load, however, goteamspeak.com will not.
i tried pinging msn.com, it says its pinging the proper hostname (msn.msdac.net or something) and also the IP address. however, it does not return any pings. sometimes it comes back with an error, which I will post soon.
I can not visit google.com either, and some other websites simply will not load 100%, the nearest beaing 99%.
I am connected through an ADSL Router with DHCP
Any help will be appreciated.
If this is coverered in a guide somewhere, a link would be nice
I get a response from google.com, the server IP is found, however, actually visiting google.com is a different story. firefox loads about just under 50% of it (i see from the bar) then it hangs, finally it will time out.
did a bit of research, it comes out FC recommends 192 for graphic interface, which im sure has inreased from FC2/3 or so
your sayin winXP runs on a 166 wih 96MB ram? it hardly copes with the P2 400 128MB system, booting literally takes 10 minutes, then a further 5 minutes from password to desktop ready. ive even disabled the fancy windows XP theme to classic, slight improvement. I think it could be the end of the hard drive.
Western Digital 30GB 5400RPM which was added a few years ago, and a Maxtor 10GB which came with the PC, which is prob 10 years old now :S
but again, could not enough RAM really becausing webpages to not load? i thought that is what swap is for (in linux that is)
I have set aside 500MB linux swap on the extended partition
hdb1 NTFS swap
hdb2 NTFS windows stuff, though not installed here
hdb3 ext3 (3 i think) linux installed here
hdb5 (extended partiton) linux swap
does linux automatically engage the swap partitions or do i need to specify what to use?
i was looking in the system monitor, and noticed that 0MB out of 0MB Swap is being used. hence my other post somewhere on thsi forum. maybe that could be causing a problem
well, the router has recently been reset, a few hours ago infact.
but i wouldnt think so anyway, as i am currently using the same router right now, on a different computer to gain access to the internet.
it could be maybe the memory isn't handling the actual data, images and what else. since the hard drives are like ATA66(the western digital) and i dont know if the maxtor is 33 or 66, ive got no clue about DMA here. any magic to find out?
I have just managed to find out it isnt the lack of memory or swap space that is causing this.
I have, a few hours ago, received my 2nd hand P4 2.4GHz 256MB RAM 80GB Hard disk system from ebay and installed FC4 successfully on it. Network picked up no problems.
Exact problem as the other PC, which i have described in this post. Its either the default FC4 installation or something to do with the router set up.