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Well I installed my first linux version.Its Redhat 9.Goodbye XP!
Heres my system Pentium 4 1.7 ghz
512 mb memory
Nvidia Geoforce 3 Ti200
400 mhz fsb motherboard
Anyways this system screams on windows but in Redhat running the I686 kernal the newest one it is slow.It almost reminds me of a 100 mhz machine.I installed all my video drivers correctly.I have so far fooled around with memory settings.Correct me if I am wrong but shouldnt my system be fast in linux?
Lets see Internet works fine Ethernet through Cble modem.
Video drivers installed correctly
APT installed also with SYNAPTIC they both work fine
16 bit color depth
Installation went fine
boot up i get all green oks on everything
I boot using GRUB I have redhat listed on one partiton and windows XP on the other.
I installed XP first to do this then Redhat second therefore giving me GRUB at boot up.
I hope this is enough info ..can anyone help me ??
Also I have no problem deleting the windows partiton if this will help with speed .
also where is your performance problem?? is it with everything?? or is it just video/games are you under a heavy load? (ie: compiling and such) use gkrellm to monitor your resources do you have plenty of free ram?? is your cpu sticking at 99%??
Its using like almost 400 megs of my 512 in the pyhsical memory window.YES my CPU is like staying at 100 percent.The performance problem is system wide application burping to open ,Mozilla acting slow etc.
my system's memory is almost always at it's fullest. on unix systems memory is generally seen as a valuable resource. if it's not used, it's wasted. CPU time on the other hand should always be kept at a minimum. something is hogging the CPU.
gotya ,thanks learn somthing new everyday thats all i have expd thus far is GNOME and KDE time to move on to somthing not much of a resource hog.Also voted you as priceless on that vote thing darth thanks everyone