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Old 07-01-2003, 01:19 AM   #1
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Angry Mandrake 9.1 SLOW after panel loads, it isn't my systems specs


I have a problem with Mandrake Linux 9.1. I have a radeon 7500 and i hear that the two shouldn't have any conflict. When i boot up linux, everything boots up nice and fast, and then when it gets to the part, "starting display panel", it runs very slow from then on. Everything is sluggish and if i click on something, it'll actually click it three seconds later, but my mouse moves around fine. Any ideas on what this might be? It does it under kde 1.3 and gnome. Much appreciated in advance. I can give you more of my info if you need.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 09:15 AM   #2
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More info would be nice. Is it just on startup? If you have cd's in the cdrom drive it will startup slower.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 10:20 AM   #3
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Well, when Mandrake boots up, everything is clean and fast, and then my kde 3.1 boots up (still booting up fast), it shows what it's booting up on the bottom with an icon and what it is on the bottom of the icon. Right when it gets to the icon second to the last, "Loading the panel", it gets really slow, from then on Mandrake is really sluggish. If I click on an icon, three seconds later it will actually click, but the mouse moves around fine. I have a good system and I highly doubt it's my system. I don't have any cd's in the cdrom drive. This also happens with Gnome. BUT!! my IceWM works just fine.

Everything is clean and fast untill it loads the panel. If anyone has any ideas on what might be causing this, I would really appreciate it.

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Old 07-01-2003, 11:40 AM   #4
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Go into contol center click on system then drakxservices and disable what you don't need that should help.If not get some more memory.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 11:50 AM   #5
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Hmm, do you really think it's memory? I have a 900mhz computer with 264mb ram and a radeon 7500 64mb ddr video card. I highly doubt I would need more memory / system resources. I ran Mandrake 8.1 with this system really good but I had problems with my vid card and xfree86 so I had to switch.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 12:36 PM   #6
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Well i'm on 800mhz with 384 mb of ram so yes it is your system specs. That is not a fast system anymore sd ram blows. Like i said in the previous post try disabling some process's. If you dont beleive me checkout gnome system monitor or kde system guard.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 12:52 PM   #7
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Hmm, I wanted Mandrake as a gaming / multimedia linux system. Is there another linux system that's good for gaming and multimedia?
 
Old 07-02-2003, 01:35 PM   #8
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I fixed it, hehe, switched over to redhat, it's fast and stable.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 04:21 AM   #9
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I have the same problem did you find any way to fix it other than swiching to red hat and when you swich to red hat is re-patitioning necessary or can you use the old mandrake partitions?
 
Old 07-06-2003, 10:55 AM   #10
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You have to disable process's that your not using in control center- system- drakxservices. Not install redhat!!!
 
Old 07-06-2003, 04:58 PM   #11
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Hehe, it wasn't the disabling process', I tried that and it still did it. I don't know if it's a bug or something. I just reformatted the partition I had Mandrake in, and put in RedHat instead. It works just fine without lag and it's very fast how Mandrake should have been.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 06:06 PM   #12
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Mandrake runs fast as balls for me guys don't no what to tell ya. Theres nothing else i've done to my system. It did run slow at first for me i disabled a few things and now its hard to believe this is only an 800mhz. Mandrake 9.1 has ran better on my system then any other operating system I've installed. I also ran mandrake update so try that. I think there was a bug in xinetd that was hogging up all the memory other than that
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:52 AM   #13
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thanks mojojo i will try disableing xinetd but mandrake update does not work for me i get an error when i try it.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 04:17 AM   #14
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that xinetd did the trick mandrake is fast and great now cheers!
 
  


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