Linux has slowed greatly
I'm running red hat 9.0 with a kde desktop. I'm running linux 184.108.40.206. Everything was working great but suddenly the system slowed considerably. It now takes 5 minutes to log in. It takes 5 minutes to start evolution email. Essentially, everything is alot slower. The system also freezes occasionally.
Here's what I'v e checked:
I checked the boot log and the system logs. The only errors I found were "Aug 24 11:57:26 lsanca1-ar10-4-60-170-025 kernel: EXT2-fs warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended"
I've also checked the system monitor but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary.
I don't know what would cause the slowing. I'm worried its hardware. Can anyone suggest any way to ascertain the cause? J