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Old 04-13-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
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Question Just installed Fedora and its going slow

Hey, I just installed Fedora core on a freinds computer because she wanted to try it out. It's a PII with 64 megs of ram and an old 6 gig HDD, beyond that I don't know. (and it was running the original install of 98 still before being formatted)

Either way for whatever reason within X windows its running really slow. Almost unusably slow.

Is there anything I can try to speed it up that I may not have tried?

otherwise, if more information on the computer is needed I can check reasonably easily.

I installed the default desktop installation package for fedora and lowered the resolution and number of colours, other then that its pretty much all default.

Old 04-13-2004, 01:44 PM   #2
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do you know what WM you are running?
Old 04-13-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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You need more RAM. Just look at official memory requirements:

Minimum for text-mode: 64MB
Minimum for graphical: 192MB
Recommended for graphical: 256MB
Old 04-13-2004, 01:49 PM   #4
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Get an older version of Red Hat or get another distro.


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