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Old 10-24-2014, 05:03 PM   #16
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The policy is there so that bozos don't log in and buy all sorts of junk with company money. He himself is not paying for the support, the company he works for does. Thus...you fill in the blanks.
Sorry, that's just plain wrong. People can't just buy things..a support contract is for SUPPORT, not purchases. Try to purchase anything, and you're either going to be asked for a valid purchase order number, or a credit card.
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OK, good.
Looks like Oracle fixed this problem in their EL6 distro. Maybe you could try and get updates from Oracle. Run these commands, reboot, and tell me if the problem is fixed.
..and THIS is just plain dangerous. You're telling a new Linux user:
  • To manually add repositories...
  • ...on a machine they DO NOT OWN
  • ...that they don't even have the rights to modify
  • ...that has a prebuilt image from their company
Mixing repos is a risky/difficult thing to do if you're EXPERIENCED.

OP: We will be happy to try to help you, but I want to remind you again that if you do things on an administrative level to your company-owned system, it MAY cost you your job. Company IT policies can be fairly draconian, and unless you KNOW you have the rights to do what you're after, you may be out of work if you're caught. Personal feelings aside, that's just the way it is in corporate IT world.

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Old 10-24-2014, 05:11 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by TB0ne View Post
Sorry, that's just plain wrong. People can't just buy things..a support contract is for SUPPORT, not purchases. Try to purchase anything, and you're either going to be asked for a valid purchase order number, or a credit card.

..and THIS is just plain dangerous. You're telling a new Linux user:
  • To manually add repositories...
  • ...on a machine they DO NOT OWN
  • ...that they don't even have the rights to modify
  • ...that has a prebuilt image from their company
Mixing repos is a risky/difficult thing to do if you're EXPERIENCED.
Then he's going to have to take it to the IT people at his company or contact RedHat support, and any further continuance of this thread is more or less pointless, am I right?

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My hope in coming here was that I might find the fix to be something simple that I could do myself. Whether I would be able to actually implement the fix, I'm not sure, but if not I could at least have something to point our helpless desk in the right direction with. I've already wasted nearly two weeks working with them to no avail.
...
I understand what you are saying about it being a company issued laptop and the pitfalls associated with that. However, at this point I'm willing to take a chance that I might be able to find a solution for this, with help of course.

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Old 10-24-2014, 05:17 PM   #18
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It's his -/+ buffers/cache line that is showing 80% usage, so it's real, it's not disk cache (what your link is referring to).
 
Old 10-24-2014, 05:25 PM   #19
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I ran the Top command and watched it for several minutes. The heavy hitter on memory use is the Win7 KVM that I have to run to access client systems. However, the KVM is usually the last thing I start up and the performance issues with the linux apps is prevelant before that is ever started.

Let me say that being new to Linux and this being a company issued machine, I don't plan on doing anything that might jeopardize it's operation or my job for that matter. I'm hoping that someone will be able to point me in the right direction for getting this fixed, hopefully using diagnostics already inherent in Linux that will pinpoint the problem. Armed with that information, I can then find my way through the support food chain to someone that will take that information and either allow me to fix it or tell me how to get it fixed. I would hope they would not ignore the fact that I would have done the diagnostic work for them and at least get me on the path to getting it fixed.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 05:34 PM   #20
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Have you tried running top while the performance issue is going on, to see if some process is stealing the CPU?
Does your laptop have a HDD or SSD?
 
Old 10-24-2014, 06:08 PM   #21
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I've noticed a serious degredation in startup times for any applications that run under Linux, to the tune of several minutes for most before they are up and usuable.
- Did you prep your laptop yourself or did IT dept. supply it?
- Was the OS tuned for laptop use?
- What system services are running?
- Are there any clues in dmesg, system or daemon logs, Xorg* or your ~/.xsession-errors log files?
- What Desktop Environment do you run?
- Does the delay occur with all applications or just some?
- For a (any relatively "simple") application that seems slow loading, could you attach plain text output of running 'strace -Cttwv /usr/bin/whateverslowapp'?

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Old 10-24-2014, 06:25 PM   #22
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the Microsoft win7 VM running in kvm will do it

do you really NEED windows7 to boot in the Virtual machine on boot ?
i would turn that OFF

for what programs is it needed
there might be a redhat replacement for that program

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