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I'm using SuSE 7.3 Pro, and it is working fine except for one small point: it is so blasted slow! When I fire up KDE applications, its about 10 seconds before
the main window appears. Similarly, if
I have more than one app open, the whole
system crawls to a halt, and even stops responding to mouse and keyboard input for a few minutes. For instance, I may have a couple of Konqueror browers open, or Konqueror and Mahjong etc.
I'm using the standard installation provided "as is" on the SuSE CDROMS.
I don't want to compile my own kernel because I tried that a few years back with RedHat 5.1 and it left me with an unusable system. Are there any tweaks I can do to the system?
By the way, I am running KDE 2.2.1 (I know I can switch to GNOME or another
window manager, but I don't want to do this as it doesn't solve the problem);
I have 128 MB RAM, and an 800 MHz Celeron.
Im no expert with linux, But I run mandrake 8.1, and I found adding more ram helped speed the system up. Its worth a try, memory prices are still relatively low.
I have 786meg in my machine, but 256/512 would probably be ok