RH9, Gateway Solo 2500 Notebook - Need Speed Tips
Hi. Just installed RH9 on an old Gateway Solo 2500 laptop that has 64 MB RAM, 300 MHz processor, and no surprises otherwise. This is my second linux installation, and it went off just fine.
I'm not happy with the performance of RH9 on the laptop, however. Everything is very sluggish: windows take forever to close/open, even bringing up a file in vi or emacs takes a few minutes. I'm planning on using the machine for emacs, email, and some light MATLAB/Maple work, but I'm starting to wonder if I wasn't expecting too much from RH9.
Any tips on how to get RH9 and everything else running better are greatly appreciated. Currently investigating each process listed in 'System Monitor', which is consuming too much time. As it stands, System Monitor indicates that the CPU uses an average of 45% just to keep RH9 running with XWindows and GNOME. Throw the CPU needed for the System Monitor in there, and that machine is maxed out when I want to know what's going on with the background processes.
Just want to get this to be a stable machine that doesn't take forever to boot up and run programs. Thanks.