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Old 03-20-2002, 12:14 PM   #1
dtrip13
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Running slow


Hi all. This is my first stab at Linux and I have installed RedHat 7.2 on my machine. I have it partitioned for 18 gigs of my 20 gig hard drive w/ the other 2 gigs partitioned for Win98. The machine is a pentium 133 w/ 80 megs of RAM. My problem is the Linux seems to be running very slowly, when I click to open Nautilus or Mozilla it takes between 20-30 seconds to load. I was wondering if my hardware is inadequate or if their is a setting I am not using. I fiddled w/ hdparm and never seemed to get any better results, any ideas?
 
Old 03-20-2002, 12:20 PM   #2
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What window manager are you using? Or are you using KDE or GNOME? If this is the case, you'll need a faster processor to run KDE or GNOME, for the setup you have I'd suggest using blackbox or WM they are pretty lightweight on system resources. And how big is swap btw?
 
Old 03-20-2002, 12:26 PM   #3
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yeah Gnome

Yeah, I'm running Gnome, sucks up all the system resources, does it? Swap - 192740k av, 20908k used
 
Old 03-20-2002, 09:44 PM   #4
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This IS your problem. Switch to something light like blackbox, Xfce, AfterStep, WindowMaker (WM)
I had an old Pentium 75MHz with 24Mb RAM running blackbox pretty smoothly.
 
  


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