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Old 06-08-2003, 11:52 PM   #1
gorq
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RH9 is very slow


Hello everyone,

I just recently installed Red Hat 9 on my computer. But it is much, much slower thafile:///usr/share/doc/HTML/index.htmln any OS i have had on here.

I have an el cheapo computer i got off the tube, nothing very good in my box, like 800 something MHz AMD Duron and such.

I will appreciate all the help i can get.

Thanks,
Gorq
 
Old 06-09-2003, 01:05 AM   #2
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redhat 9.0 is slower than other distros for some reason..try downgrading it to redhat 8.0 or something. I am running mandrake 9.1 and its pretty good...hope it helps
 
Old 06-09-2003, 08:58 AM   #3
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hmm... try shutting down unneeded services in Red Hat 9.... try to post the services that are running in your system....
 
Old 06-11-2003, 08:55 AM   #4
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I put redhat 9 in last night. I agree, it does run very slow.
Mandrake 9.1 is faster
 
Old 06-11-2003, 02:49 PM   #5
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hmmm... i dont think so. My comp is 400MHz intel P2. It is working very good.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 03:14 PM   #6
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I went from RedHat 7.3 to 9.0 and performance seems identical.

I find /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron to be particularly annoying. Disable it like this:

chmod a-x /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron


You can do "/sbin/chkconfig --list | grep on" to see all the services that are enabled

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Old 06-11-2003, 04:43 PM   #7
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I've found excessive swap activity to be a problem.
 
Old 06-12-2003, 12:14 PM   #8
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remove excess startup options using setup command and it should work fine.i am using it and boot up time is much faster than rh8
 
Old 06-12-2003, 09:12 PM   #9
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I also have several system running both RH8 and RH9 and don't really see any difference in the porformance.

Regards, Kenny
 
Old 06-12-2003, 09:35 PM   #10
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I agree with ending processes, and maybe cutting size. I one time did an install and selected everything. Bad idea, it was unberable. Taking a full minute to load a web browser. I have had good expiernece with it before. I found it ran about the same speed as mandrake 9.1 without all of software.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 12:36 PM   #11
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One other possibility is broken DNS setup. For GNOME apps at any rate, this can cause Bonobo Activation to hang waiting for a resolution timeout, causing application startup time to go +30seconds
 
Old 06-13-2003, 09:45 PM   #12
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hmm... there seems to be alot of people complaining about Red Hat 9 being very slow.....
 
Old 06-23-2003, 07:34 AM   #13
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Hi there

i have serveral Redhat 9 machines running. First a laptop with Celeron 600 processor and probably a slow harddrive. This one is indeed a bit slow.. but the PentiumIII 800 runs like the devil. At home i have a athlon 1,3Ghz which runs quiet well to, BUT!!! i just installed a machine with a athlon 1Ghz and probably not such a fast harddrive, and its sooooooo slow. Its not workable. I can't seem to find what the problem is. Someone in another group said something about Automount being on, and when turning it off, it was over... well, im gonna try that, but if anyone has some different tips, PLEEEAAASE DO!!.. im trying to convince some people to work with Linux, and this way its not gonna happen.. heheheh...

 
Old 06-23-2003, 10:42 AM   #14
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I have notebook that was very slow with 128mb ram and now with 256mb it runs much better. The harddrive doesn't get bogged down with virtual memory.

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Old 06-23-2003, 12:45 PM   #15
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My older computer is a 266 MHz Pentium II computer with 192 Mb of RAM. At one time I had both RH 9 and RH 8 installed on it. Both ran well on that computer although the RH 9 took longer to boot up than RH 8. Once booted up both responded quickly. On my old 266 MHz computer either version of Red Hat would boot up much more quickly than Windows does on my newer 2 GHz computer. Win 2K takes about 10 times as long to boot on the 2 GHz computer as RH 8 does on my only 266 MHz computer. Win ME is also on the new 2 GHz computer and takes only about twice as long to boot up as RH 8 on the old 266 MHz PII computer.

I have found that Open Office is slow to load on wither computer and that it does not seem to matter what version of Linux I am using. Open Office does great once it is loaded but is very slow to load. Because of that, on my newer computer I switched to using the Textmaker word processor instead. It is an excellent full featured word processor that opens up in about 1 or 2 seconds. It is not free however. I have not tried using it on the old comuter.

The RH 9 box recommends having 192 Mb of RAM, how much do you have?
 
  


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