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Old 08-19-2004, 03:43 AM   #1
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Linux (fedora core 2) being slow


There is an issue that ive had since 2 years ago at my first boot up in RH9. Most downloads in

linux are slow. I have a cable modem, and during the WinXP time of this computer websites

would load a whole heck of a lot faster than what they are now. Maybe even slower than in

the days i had AOL dial-up. Im quite the linux newbie, so im guessing it's somehow my fault in

this case. Is there any way to speed things up a bit?

Ram : 512 MB
Proc. : P4 1700
HD : 80 GB
Video Card : TNT 2 32MB

Not much else i know off the top of my head at 3:40 AM.

Any help at all with this would be great, maybe even a recomendation for a different flavor of

linux and a good doc on it, but im looking to stay in the Fedora 2 niche i dug for myself.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 03:54 AM   #2
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is htis in knoqueror/epiphany? try firefox. however, if anything, downloads should be faster in linux.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:44 AM   #3
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hi
can try firefox andopera for linux
also see if have closed the unrequired services for ur system
go to
system settings--->server--->services

close the nfs service s and related services if u do not require these
close pcmcia,that we have generally in laptops

close rhnsd
also to get a good output i have compiled my kernel whch had increased my system performance

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gaurav
 
Old 08-19-2004, 04:14 PM   #4
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I am using firefox, should have included that before. I went to

system settings--->server--->services

and shut of pcmcia, but i am not sure what else to shut off there. I dont want to shut off

something critical and have to reinstall the whole OS just to get it working again. I use Gnome

also, which i've heard is a little easier on the system resources. I closed rhnsnd, that always

helps. Is the Opera web browser faster than firefox? I've never used it before. A list of the

things i have to shut off in the services thing would be good. I have to shut them off in both

runlevel 3 and 5 right? Thanks.

Edit: Also, should i uninstall Mozilla and any other programs I am not currently using? Or will

it not give a performance increase? I am downloading Opera now, going to try that out.

Last edited by NewbGhostShells; 08-19-2004 at 04:25 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 04:40 PM   #5
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hi

well in like both fire-fox and opera
the service which u can close are
nfslock,rpcgsd,rpcidmapd,rpcsvcgssd(last 3 are depedent on nfs)

also smb(if u are a single machine without a network)
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Old 08-19-2004, 05:29 PM   #6
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Thanks. I shut off the ones you said and ill reboot and see if it did much after i install Opera.

Edit: Still using firefox, didnt like the looks of Opera. The system boots much faster, and things

also seem to load faster. This may be because of the reboot, or just a placebo effect, but it

seems faster. Thanks, any additional help would be appreciated.

Last edited by NewbGhostShells; 08-19-2004 at 06:06 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:24 PM   #7
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Are you using kernel 2.6 ?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:42 PM   #8
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Is there any way to find that out other than rebooting? Im using the one that came on the FC2

disk. Not sure if that is 2.6, think so though. Im not sure how to install new ones + recompile

and configure them. Sounds dangerous.

Edit : Sadly, i think the boost in speed was due to the reboot .

Last edited by NewbGhostShells; 08-19-2004 at 06:50 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:38 PM   #9
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Quote:
[i]

Edit : Sadly, i think the boost in speed was due to the reboot . [/B]
what makes u think so...

also FC2 comes with kernel 2.6.5


regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-20-2004, 01:03 AM   #10
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Everything was going fairly fast, or at least faster than it was, for a few minutes. Then it seemed to slow down to usual.

Also, I have been getting "SMART Failure Prediction on Primary Master : Maxtor 4D080H4"

Would this have anything to do with it? I'm going to replace the hard drive soon. I've had that for about a year, so i'm not

too worried about it, unless it's causing a huge lack of speed.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 05:48 AM   #11
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hi
have u closed down a service
'smartd' form the services section

check that out

regards
 
Old 08-20-2004, 05:06 PM   #12
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Now I have.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 05:22 PM   #13
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Originally posted by NewbGhostShells
Now I have.
does that mean that u have solve ur problem

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-20-2004, 11:05 PM   #14
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No, just turned off smartd. It still lags during downloads, and web pages still load slow, but with firefox it has improved a bit.

Last edited by NewbGhostShells; 08-20-2004 at 11:08 PM.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 12:47 AM   #15
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hi

just got to know ysterday that SMARTD detects hardware failures earlier
do do u htink somethiong is going wrong with ur harddisk..
if u have been recieving those mesages

regards
gaurav
 
  


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