Mandrake 9.2 slow applications
I installed Mandrake 9.2 a few weeks ago and now have it configured for my taste. Its my first linux installed so I installed it using mostly default options.
Im now running blackbox window manager on my 1.2ghz pentium, 256mb ram machine with a 500mb swap. Its runs fine, but the overall feel is that its certainly slower than my windowsXP install. During the install of mandrake I choose both gnome and kde, has this got anything to do with it ?
A look at the processes with top gives (with just webbrowser open):
Cpu(s): 0,3% user, 0,7 % system, 0,0% nice, 99,0 % idle
Mem: 255764k total, 231704k used...
Swap 506008k total, 4648k used...
Ive looked through the processes and didnt find anything that I could see
was stealing a lot of memory.
Are programs like kdeinit, keventd, kswapd etc neccesary when I run blackbox ?
How can I get it as fast as XP ? Arent linux supposed too use the resources better ?