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Old 05-20-2008, 10:35 PM   #1
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KDE/Linux slow to a crawl ?


After viewing a few videos (on my system, not on internet) KDE and Linux slow down and freeze up. Anyone have a clue as to what could be causing this?
I thought about disabling the nvidia drivers (but I dont know how), does that make for a sensible approach?

I end up having to hit the restart button anytime I view videos.

Slackware 11, KDE 3.5.7

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:46 AM   #2
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Do you have any current codecs installed?
 
Old 05-21-2008, 04:58 AM   #3
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Do you have any current codecs installed?
Yes, I have codecs installed.

But I just found out that I have no swap space. Could that slow down my system?
If I let it sit for 10 minutes or so, it is back to normal operating speed.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 07:17 PM   #4
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That could, but not having any swap is extremely rare.
Do you mean there is no swap partition (cat /etc/fstab), or do you mean it fills up (try running top in an xterm whilst doing your stuff).
 
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That could, but not having any swap is extremely rare.
Do you mean there is no swap partition (cat /etc/fstab), or do you mean it fills up (try running top in an xterm whilst doing your stuff).
There is a swap entry in the fstab but I got a message in kde while xine was running saying no swap file available, Then the message disappeared quickly. Should I try activating the swap file with whatever that command was to do it?
Also, I noticed that several instances of xine startup with every video I open, I looked through all the documentation to see If I could only use one instance of the program but cannot figure out how. I remember other programs having that kind of option.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 10:22 PM   #6
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I'll ask..

What are the specs on this PC..

IGF
 
Old 05-21-2008, 11:01 PM   #7
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I'll ask..

What are the specs on this PC..

IGF
I dont remember the exact specs but its not a slow machine. It has 512 megs of ram. and an nvidia card with the drivers installed.
I started to issue a killall xine at the command line and that seems to stop the system from slowing down, but I have to do it every 6 videos or so. kinda strange?
 
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show the /etc/fstab file, and show
top
before and during running the xine.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 09:57 PM   #9
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show the /etc/fstab file, and show
top
before and during running the xine.

I cannot post the fstab because its on another machine but when I hit

Cntrl-Esc when the system starts to slow down theres dozens of xine

entries,

I do killall xine then my system is back to normal speed. Is there a way

to stop Xine from doing that?
 
  


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